Norfork lake Arkansas near Mountain Home in the Ozarks Mountains Region fishing report and lake condition by Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental.

Darrel Binkley with the fish of the day. That is one nice walleye. Image title

The lake level is 562.52 and has dropped 2-inches in the last 24-hours with one generator running continuously. The surface water temperature is 90-degrees and the weather is hot. The hottest day is yet to come. They have changed the prediction of when Norfork will reach the top of the power pool which is 555.75 and the new date is 18-August. I do not know how this can happen if they keep just one generator running and also keep the White River at Newport at 12-feet. The 6.77 ft. drop would require 4.51 inches/day to reach that level and the drop has only been for a couple of weeks. If the government says so it must be true. It would be nice to see it get down to below 560 though. There are still some fish early morning on shad at various water depths but suspended at about 30-feet down and hitting spoons. Others are on main lake points on brush in 35-ft. of water suspended a few feet in the mud line before the cold water. Snap your spoon up about 5-7 feet and allow it to tap bottom when it falls with slack line. Black light bass fishermen are doing well after dark and are catching some nice largemouth. Kentucky bass are moving in shallow in the evenings feeding on crawdads and can be caught on creature baits or plastic worms. Some kids caught 35-bluegill off the dock on worms and crickets and a few catfish were also caught on prepared bait. Best fishing 6-8 AM and 9-11 PM.