Norfork Lake arkansas near Mountain Home in the Ozarks Mountains region Fishing Report and lake Condition and by Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental.

They worked hard on the landscaping and it really looks nice. The rough cut siding on the gameroom is over 80-years old. The Blackburn Family were true pioneers. Image titleThey sure picked the best place to build a resort and everything was done by hand with no electricity. Image title

Caught fishing with Bink's Guide service on top-waterImage title

The lake level is 556.42 and has risen 4-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours with one generator running about 3/4 of the time. The White River at Newport is 14.2 feet and dropping rapidly. Surface water temperature on the main lake is 73-74 degrees and higher in the creeks in shallow water. The creeks are stained and the main lake is fairly clkear and you can see your lure down about 7-feet. The moon is getting smaller and the catfishing is getting better. Top-water bite is good early at just before sunrise and best and longer on cloudy days. The eveing top-water is also getting better but is mostly bass post spawn feeding. A few larger stripers are being caught and that is a good sign. The White Bass population is not what it was four yesrs ago when they killed off but is getting better every year. Short Walleye are everywhere with some keepers mixed in and the furture for walleye fishing on Norfork looks excellent but there is a lot of fishing pressure out there and the numerous guides are competing for how many fish they can kill. We used to have 3 or 4 guides and now we have a couple of dozen. I do not know how they all can make it but I wish them well. Crappie fishing on brush piles is also getting better on both like minnows on slip-floats and jigs. The lake is in excellent condition for both boating and fishing but does not need to rise anymore. It looks to be a busy holiday weekens with all of the calls Debbie is getting. We could have sold out several times. Summer holidays are not my favorite and I am always glad when they are over.