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.

The lake level is 553.34 and is exactly what it was at this time yesterday. They are just letting out what is coming in from the river and that is not very much with the very dry condiitions. We have had no rain for over a month but a low pressure is coming in Tuesday night with a south wind and brings with it a good chance of rain on Wednesday. The surface water temperature was 76-degrees yesterday afternoon and the lake looked like it had cleared from the day before and I could see my lure down about 5-6 feet on the main lake. I will check out the whole water column tomorrow while Scuba Diving. I am taking a couple of days off diving to let the lake clear a bit from the turnover. I spooned brush and moved after catching one good fish on each one. Five fish are my personal limit and I only keep fish for people who do not or cannot fish anymore and really like them. I do not see how many fish I can kill.  My first one was near the bottom on a 27-ft. brush pile and it was a good one. I moved across the lake to another place with 18-ft. brush and caught one right away and fished a total of five brush piles in about 2-hours from 2-4 PM. It was a beautiful sunshiny autumn day with an ambient high of about 70-degrees and light winds. I caught several crappie and kept the five biggest ones and also two keeper Kentucky Bass and one nice Smallmouth.  I also found several Warmouth very near the shore on the main lake channel on a 2-inch grub. I saw several schools of shad 40-ft. down at various depths while moving around and a few had fish on them mostly on top rather than underneath. Most were right at the confluence of the creeks and the main lake. Our normal high is 75-degrees and normal low is 50 but it looks to be warmer than that this week. Come on down to Blackburns where we do not charge you too much and your cabin comes with a free boat stall. It is another beautiful day today and makes life almost worth living.