Rum Binkley with some nice ones on the spoon.
The lake level is 560 68 and has dropped 2-inches in the last 24-hours. They quit generating all night and then started back up both generators this morning. The White River at Newport is 13.26 and dropping quickly and heading back to 12-ft. in order to keep the area lakes up as high as possible for as long as possible. They changed the forecast for when Norfork will reach top of power pool of 555.75 to 22-August. Surprise Surprise. Even this change is going to be hard to meet. It is 5-feet away and at 2-inches/day that will take 30-days. They must be planning to increase generation or not get any rain this month. As long as they get below 560 and keep it there things will be ok. The forecast does not have to be accurate anyway. There is nobody accountable. The lake surface water temperature has dropped to 85-degrees but it is hot again and is to stay that way for several days. The normal high is 91. The boat traffic is low and it is an excellent time to visit Norfork Lake. Bluegill and Ozark Bass fishing is picking up back in the main lake cuts in about 20-ft. of water and white bass are around main lake points in 25-ft. schooled and suspended. Catfishing is fair on live bluegill on trout lines across the backs of creeks and drop-shotting jugs in 20-ft. of water. Bink is still catching some nice temperate bass and walleye in 35-ft. of water near the bottom on main lake points on his jigging spoon and live bait trollers are catching some smaller stripers in open water on shad. Black light fishermen are still catching some nice largemouth from about 9-11 PM on their usual banks on salt craws. Several Kentucky bass are still in less than 20-ft. of water in the evening feeding on crawdads and creek minnows near the bank. Large schools of shad about 2-inches long are camped under my dock in 25-ft. of water in the shade with a large amount of big bluegill. It is a typical early August so far. Give Debbie a call at 870-492-5115 to get the best prices on both cabins and boat rentals in the Ozarks. We will not charge you too much.