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.

Scuba Steve's two best ones yesterday.Image title

The lake level is 553.42 and is the same as it was at this time yesterday with 6-hours of running both generators. I thought the other one might be rusted shut. The surface water temperature was still 47-degrees when I came in at dark last night and the snow did not have very much affect on anything as far as lake conditions and fishing. The clarity was also the same and I couild see my lure down about 4-feet but the skies were very cloudy. It is sunny and cold today with the wind to begin again. The heavy snow caused power outages in several areas but we were fortunate not to lose ours here at Blackburns. It was our third snow of the season and it looks like the fourth is coming the middle of next week with some ice. That is what we do not need. It is not beautiful and the people that like it should have to work out in it or drive in it. They would really think it is beautiful in Minnesota, Michigan or Maine but they are here for some reason.  At least the average normal high is on the way up and is now 45 instead of 44 which it had been for several days. I stopped off on a Mallard Point brush pile and caught two nice crappie in about 5-minutes but got tired of fighting the wind and moved into a main lake cut out of it and only caught two more in the next hour. I got the information for this report and came in. I was definitely the smartest, best fisherman and the best looking fisherman out there for the entire time. I took the fish over to Tom Kelly's trophy pond and went home and built a fire being thankful we had power. The lake overall is in excellent condition but fishing is not the best. The spring and summer reservations are filling up here at Blackburns with people taking advantage of the best prices on boats and cabins in the Ozarks. Some are not happy with paying for their first boat stall and price increases elsewhere and are calling here. If you are in the area, stop by. You will like what you see and we will not charge you too much. Some cedar trees are down on the property and will be added to the brush piles in the lake. The Corps of Engineers are not issuing tree cover permits on either lake for some reason so I will put in my own from my property and show you where they are when you get here. Blackburns has some good ones.