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 553.53 and has dropped 1-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours with 1-generator running over 1/2 the time. The White River at Newport is 9.8 feet and dropping. They must not need much electricity anywhere. The lake is clearing rapidly. We received from 2-3 inches of blowing snow to go with the below zero temperatures and the snow stopped in the evening but the wind has not. It was not too bad when I went out in the morning yesterday but got steadily worse and I came in before noon. I fished for a bit and caught a walleye and a few crappie but was mainly getting the information for the Norfork Lake Condition Report for KTLO Radio 97.9 FM Classic Hits which is aired on Tuesdays at 8:18 AM and Again at 1:15 PM which includes details about Norfork Lake and what you can expect when you visit or go out on the water. It is also aired on Fridays at the same times with updates. It is gaining loyal listeners and is popular already with several people depending on it. It states only facts and is not an advertisement. Blackburns also sponsors "Live in the Boat" on the same station at 8:45 AM on Thursdays with Bink's Guide Service where you get a real life fishing report. You can get some very accurate information on KTLO about Norfork Lake if you cannot read this daily blog. Bink also helps with information about fishing on this blog and we are in almost constant contact with each other. I will get a surface water temperature later today but only for Blackburns Creek under the dock. I do not believe in starting up boat motors in nearly zero weather no matter what. It is almost as bad on them as trolling with them. The shallower creeks cool more rapidly than the main lake and much more rapidly as you get near the shore. Shad kills begin when the water gets below 40-degrees and it is to warm nicely in the middle of next week so I do not expect to approach that on this time around but this weather is not helping things any, that is for sure. I cannot wait to get my electric and propane bills. So much for the people wanting to raise fuel prices to combat global warming. I am a chemical engineer and know a little about fission and fusion. Do not expect much from fusion anytime soon. We could put some nuclear plants back into operation though as long as they are not on the coast to reduce energy costs. In the mean time, Blackburns is not raising their prices on anything again this year and continue to be the best value in the Ozarks. If the place you are staying raises prices call Debbie at 870-492-5115 for a reservation as Blackburns is the first one to fill up.  Loyalty is good until you are charged too much. We will not do that and I do not like it when it is done to me. I just pay the bill and do not go back. If you have too much money give the difference to the Disabled Veterans, they will not use it to go on vacation.