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.

Mike caught some nice Norfork Lake Crappie Yesterday. Image title

The lake level is 551.97 and has dropped 1/2 inch in the last 24-hours with one generator running for about 2-hours in the morning and then again in the evening. The White River at Newport is 4.58 feet and continues to be very low. The surface water temperature was 60 yesterday afternoon in the sunshine and 58.5 in Blackburns Creek. Both the main lake and the creeks are stained green and you can see your lure down 2-3 feet. I would like it to clear up a bit. The lake is at a good level but I hope they get it down to about 548 going into the spring and keep generating when it rains instead of stopping everytime. It would be good going into May at about 552. They could do this if they wanted to. The level should be kept at below 560 at all times when possible without flooding out anybody down stream. Holding and holding and hoping and then opening up the gates and by-passing the generators is no plan but if you do not expect much you do not get much. It was a beautiful day yesterday  with sunny skies and light winds and there were several boats out there for a Monday. I tried bass fishing at about 3:30PM until 4:30 and caught 2-nice sized Kentuckies and then went fishing for shallow crappie for a few minutes. It was slow and I only caught two. Mike did much better on a Blackburn's brush pile in 18-22 feet of water and caught 4-big ones. There is not much time from when they start biting and it gets dark. All of the fish went into Tom Kelly's Trophy pond. I will have it ready before spring. I am usually catching many more fish this time of year than I am now.  Blackburns is full right now but will have a couple of cabins open on Saturday so come on down. If you are in town visiting family visit Blackburns Before you leave and check us out. It is nice here and the price is right. No price increases again this year. Compare before you spend your hard earned money.  It goes further here at Blackburns. I bought ham and turkey for Thanksgiving and cannot afford to put gas in my boat but I catch a lot of fish around here anyway. When I do I go to Jerry's at Cranfield Junction. Paul has the best gas prices and I get to look at all of the fishing stuff. He has the best inventory in town.