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.

Danny Kidwell from Kansas with some nice ones caught yesterday. Image titleImage title

The lake level is 556.67 and has dropped 1-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours with a little less generation and 0.4 inches of rain. The White River at Newport is 11.85-ft. and the surface water is 85-degrees. It is cloudy today but is to clear off later with little chances of rain for the next week. It is to be in the high 80's with sunny skies and is a perfect time for fishing, boating and swimming after a hot summer. The County Fair is starting tomorrow and is a big event in this area. It used to be in September. People are catching stripers trolling umbrellas, others are spooning crappie, bass and walleye on and near brush in 30-ft of water on main lake points. Try a Bobby Garland Baby Shad blue ice in color on a 1/16th ounce white jig head and cast it past the brush and let it sink into it. Use a 1/4 or 3/8th ounce Bink's Spoon vertcally jigged directly in the brush touching bottom and you will catch about anything. There are a lot of Kentucky Bass out there. Try to stay in 25-30 ft. of water. The shad can be in deeper water but suspended shallower. There is a lot of action in the evening with surfacing fish. Boating and swimming conditions are perfect and visibility for diving is as good as it gets for this time of year. It will get better as the water cools. Early October is an exceptionally good time for fishing. Come on down to Blackburns. We will not charge you too much. Blackburns is the home of the $59/day one bedroom cabins and the price starts on September 6th right after Labor day. These are not studios but full sized cabins that are all individual with big covered porches and no duplexes. No better price around. A free boat stall comes with your cabin with two days stay or more. We have free 300-meg internet and the largest swimming pool around that stays open until it gets cold. Good dock fishing.