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.

Tom Kelly with some very large Norfork Lake Crappie.Image title

The lake level is 553.59 and is about the same as it was at this time yesterday with 1/2 of a generator running for a few hours and one for a few more. You can always tell when Southwestern Power takes ove the generation schedule because they never let out much water and try to keep it stable or let it rise until it gets back to 553.75 which is the top of the power pool. The White River at Newport is 9.44 feet and dropping quickly. The surface water temperature was 48-degrees when I came in last evening at dark and the water clarity remains good and I could see my lure down about 5-feet. The creeks are also pretty clear but a little green. It was a little windy but not bad and the ambient temperature was in the low 50's. It is 60 this morning and breezy with rain coming later this week. Fishing was not the best but I did catch a couple of crappie and a bass. It was not easy staying on the brush where I wanted to fish so I just cast a grub to the shore behind the brush part way back in a creek and worked it slowly just off the bottom back to the boat drifting with the wind. It was nice to be out and not be so cold. The spoon is the best lure when it is not windy and the green stingray grub or a Bobby Garland Blue Ice Baby shad Jig when it is. There was no fast bite for me at sunset last night like there had been before but things always change this time of year but the bass are still on their known winter banks and it is just a matter if and when they bite. I saw no other boats out there but Tom Kelly was fishing Float creek.