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.

It is looking pretty good here and the Purple Martins, Hummingbirds, Gold Finches, Blue Birds and Grossbeaks are everywhere. Image titleImage titleImage titleImage title

The lake level is 554.61 and has risen 1/2 inch in the last 24-hour period with one generator running for about 6-hours. The White River is 15.86 feet and dropping quickly. The surface water temperature is 64-degrees and the lake is trying to clear and you can see your lure down 5-6 feet. The lake is a little above normal level and 3/4 of a foot above the top of the power pool.  With the Mississippi River flooding and on it's way south do not expect much generation in the near future. We are fortunate that they were able to get us to where we are. Bull Shoals is still 7-feet above normal so they will let it out first when they can.  The lake is at a good level and in excellent condition going into May. I have not seen any final results from the Cystic tournament yesterday but 14-pounds was leading when I left the weigh-in yesterday. There was a lot of grumbling. It looks like the new regulations of taking the size limits off Kentucky Bass and lowering the size on Black Bass to 13-inches minimum is working. They wanted to get smaller bass out of the lake and meat hunters are killing a lot of small ones. I cannot get my head wrapped around killing Black Bass no matter the size and it is hard to believe people driving $100,000 boats and $100,000 trucks to pull them need meat. I am not sure the rule changes are good for the lake but the tournament fishermen want bigger fish and have a lot of pull in changing regulations.  The 0.4 inches of rain we received this last week all sunk in and we should get more starting next Thursday. The top-water bite is getting better and catfish have moved partway back in the creeks and hitting live bluegill and shiners. The stable water level is really helping the bass and crappie spawn. Blackburns Still has $59/day one bedroom and $77/day two bedroom cabins until Memorial day and a free boat stall comes with your cabin. Come on down. We will not charge you too much and we have plenty of parking and you do not have to go down a cliff to get to the dock.