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.

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The lake level is 557.97 and has dropped 2-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours with both generators running 1/2 the time. The White River at Newport is 11.82 feet.The surface water temperature is 87-degrees and the lake is clear on the main lake and stained in the creeks. Fishing is best in the early morning before sunrise and then again at dusk and then bass fishing with a black light after dark.  During the day is not very good unless you are fishing for bluegill off a dock with crickets. After dark for catfish is fair but the moon is still big. This may be the last really hot day for a while with a little cooler tomorrow and then a good chance of rain tuesday and wednesday.  We are starting to get dry again and could use some rain. They have predicted the lake will drop to the power pool on 24-August which is 555.75 feet. It looks like they may be correct this time unless we get a big rain. Walleye are still being caught in 35-ft. of water off main lake points but they are getting smaller and trollers are catching some smaller stripers in the 5-7 pound range early. They caught over 300 bluegill of my dock last week and there were kids everywhere catching fish, feeding the turtles, ducks and fish and having a good time.Blackburns was full last week but has some openings starting today. You can get a 1-bedroom cabin for $90/day. If you live in the Saint Clair, Missouri area and own a small business beware of Shaylee Roussin. She is getting in the habit of going to restaurants and staying at places and complaining loudly around other patrons to get her money back. She pulled the same thing here and at Applebee's in a week's time.. After she gets her money back she then writes a bad review on the business  and threatens to contact agencies to try and hurt business for no gain to herself. Be carefull if she comes in. Just a word of warning. Giving her a refund does no good.