Norfork Lake Arkansas near Mountain Home in the Ozarks Mountains Region Fishing Report and Lake Conditions by Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental.

Bob and Ronda Lee from Farmington, Missouri caught and released a lot of fish this week. Nice people and are always welcome here. Image title

The lake level is 554.78 and has dropped 2-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours with 1-1/2 generators running 1/2 the time. The White River at Newport is at 6.14 feet and very low. Newport is the gauge in which they control the generation of the area lakes. If it is low they can generate more and if it is high they do not. It is low now and they refuse to let out much. The lake surface water temperature is 82-degrees and the weather is absolutely beautiful. It is to be about 80 today and then in the high 80's for another week with lows in the 60's and sunny with light winds. The normal high is 80 and the normal low is 60. What a perfect time for a trip to Norfork Lake. The boat traffic is low, the prices are low and the lake is just right for fishing, boating, scuba diving and swimming. You can get a 1-bedroom cabin here at Blackburns for $59/day and a two bedroom for $77/day, a two bedroom mobil home for for $62/day and three and four bedrooms are priced accordingly and they all come with a free stall for your boat. All cabins have big covered porches.  We also have the best prices on boat rentals in the Ozarks. We have 300 Meg internet and almost all new beds, mattresses and bedding in all cabins. I have spent $30,000 on mattresses in the last three years and get lots of compliments on how well they sleep. We buy all of our furniture and bedding from Furniture Depot because they have the most inventory, highest quality and best prices in the area. Fishing has not changed but the crappie fishing is getting better as the big schools have moved from the open water on shad to the main lake point brush piles in 27-30 feet of water on other baitfish which are very plentiful. Walleye, bass  and big bluegill are with them. The full moon was Saturday and the catfishing is starting to pick up again as the moon wanes. Nightcrawlers on the bottom off docks and jugs with live bluegill are both working both at night. A few stripers and white bass are being caught in open water on shad and some have some size to them.  Larger white bass are making a welcome comeback. I do not fish for them but they are easily caught and people really like to catch them. They bite when other fishing gets tough. Kentucky bass are plentiful and are mixed in the with crappie but some large black bass are also moving into the brush. I know bass fishermen do not like to spoon but right now they can catch more in the brush than beating the bank. Norfork Lake has a lot of fish.