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.

Mike with some nice ones last evening. Image title

The lake level is 552.54 and has risen 2-inches in the last 24-hours with no generation. They always quit when it rains to make the lake rises as much as it can. The White River at Newport is 8.18 feet and is as high as it has been in weeks but it sure is not coming from the generation at Norfork. They are doing their best to keep the level up so we flood out in the spring. We received 1.1 inches of rain this morning and it came fast with the creeks running hard and browning up the water where they come into the lake. The level continues to rise so we are not done yet. The road to the dock is washed again so I have to get down and make it better for our customers so they do not have to drive through ruts. We are on a county road but they do not maintain it or help with the gravel. Fishing was very good yesterday with everybody catching fish. I am not sure about today yet but the crappie fishing is surely getting better and big ones too. Our guests from Florida caught some nice crappie and bluegill, Mike caught walleye and crappie, Dave caught walleye and crappie, Tom caught crappie and Scuba Steve caught crappie and bluegill all on brushpiles. The open water fishermen chased white bass and small stripers in front of and around Mallard Point all day and caught some fish in 40-ft. of water dragging umbrellas. They had done poorly for two days but finally found some. The stripers are getting smaller and smaller but people are still hunting them down and killing as many as they can. The only fish being stocked in Norfork at this time are stripers and hybrids. They do not reproduce in Norfork and are put and take. All others reproduce naturally. I wish more walleye were stocked but the Game and Fish know better than me. More and more Stripers are being caught on Bul Shoals lately as a result of their stockings in past years. It is bigger and has much less fishing pressure than Norfork and has no striper guides that I know of. Norfork is full of them and they come and go but kill a lot of fish and help keep the size down. Blackburns has one opening starting today so come on down. We will not charge you too much and your first boat stall is free. We have different sized stalls for diffderent sized boats and one to fit yours unless you bring the Queen Mary. We are open all year and there will be no price increases again this year.