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.

Scuba Steve with some nice ones . We like those big crappie but only keep a few. Image title

The lake level is 554.09 and has dropped 1-inch in the last 24-hours with 3/4 of a generator running for 12-hours starting at noon.The surface water temperature was 79 degrees when I went out yesterday afternoon in the bright warm sunshine with moderate wind from the north east. It layed about 5:PM. We are to have sunny skies with highs in the 70's for the next week with no chances of rain. We are very dry. The night time lows have been in the high 40's. You need a jacket in the mornings. The big crappie that had been schooled and roaming on top of 25-ft. brush were in 14-ft. brush and right in the brush yesterday. We got flathead catfish, walleye, and crappie all in the same places. There were a lot of Kentucky Bass all around the main lake points in 30 ft. of water and others shallow on the first drop-offs. I am not seeing very many black bass at this time as they are mostly in open water on shad, at least the larger ones. I went to 35-ft. and found no thermoclime . Last week it was at 37-ft. The visibility diminishes quickly as you go inside of the main lake points. The creeks are stained green. There are quite a few shad suspended in about 40-ft. of water on the main lake. Continue to drop that spoon in brush on the main lake points and just around changing spoons with the water depth with smaller ones shallower and larger ones deeper. Use light clear line with no hardware. Go against the wind with your trolling motor and keep your spoon straight up and down. No dragging.  There are a lot of fish out there. Call Debbie at 870-492-5115 to reserve a $59/day one bedroom cabin that comes with a free stall for your boat. The weather looks great. Come on down. We will not charge you too much and it is nice here.