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 555.46 and has dropped less than 1/2 inch in the last 24-hours with minimal generation. The White River is 6.81 feet and dropping. They are not letting out much water anywhere for some reason. Generation has been shut down since yesterday evening. It is a good thing we have avoided all of the big rains that have been coming down all around us. The water continues to clear after the holiday boat traffic but is not back to where it was yet. The creeks are stained. The surface water temperature is 83-degrees and the thermocline is at 30-feet and so are a lot of fish. Bass, crappie, walleye and bluegill are all on brush from between 27-30 ft. Some Temperate Bass are on main lake channel swings in 35-ft. of water on steep banks chasing shad. There is a top-water bite early for a few minutes but are mostly bass. The best bite now is for crappie. They are schooled and roaming from brush pile to brush pile looking for baitfish which are also moving to get away grom them. Most main lake brush is holding fish if the bottoms are at least 30-ft. deep. Kentucky Bass fishing is also good and walleye have slowed a bit with several undersized fish showing up where the bigger ones were. Small Bink's Spoons, Bobby Garland Baby Shad Blue Ice and slip floats with live minnows are all working. You have to get down to them. I have seen crappie fishing as good in early September before but not better. This is the time and barring a big rain it should keep it up until the lake turns in October. Give Debbie a call at 870-492-5115 and book a trip. We will show you where they are when you get here and not charge you too much. A free boat stall comes with your cabin and we are on our off-season rates which are the lowest in the Ozarks.  Spear fishermen this is the time.