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.

Caught fishing with Bink's Guide Service. Image title

The lake level is 557.31 and has risen 2-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours with a little less than one generator running for about 10-hours. We received about 1-inch of rain since last evening with more in some places. The White River at Newport is 12.52 feet and has leveled off. There is no effort to drop the area lakes. It is cool today with highs in the early 70's predicted with some wind. The surface water temperature remains about 76-degrees. The water clarity varies from day to day in the creeks but you can see your lure down about 6-feet on the main lake in Blackburns area. The top-water bite for stripers and bass continues but is diminishing. The shad spawn is about over and they are going deeper with the other temperate bass.  More and more bass and crappie are spawned out and post-spawn feeding on fry around any cover including brush piles. The carp are finishing their spwan and so are some larger bluegill. When you find the 2-4 inch bluegill there will be bass and catfish near. There are hundreds of them under my dock. It won't be long before the thermocline forms and there will be a lot of fish above, in and just under that. It usually starts about 16-feet and drops to about 30-feet when it gets hot in August and seldom gets below 35-feet. Walleye typically hang out on or near it and bass a little shallower.  I hope they keep the lake level below 560 so everyone can have good access this summer. It is creeping up there again but much better than last year.  Come on down to Blackburns. We will not charge you too much and your first boat stall is free with your cabin. If you are in town check us out before you leave. You will like it here.