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.

Bart VanderVelde from Florida caught and released several bass during his week here. He has been coming to Blackburns for over 50-years and is always welcome.  Image title 

The lake level is 557.40 and is exactly what it was at this time yesterday with one generator running about 9-hours. The White River at Newport is 11.64 feet and coming up a bit. The surface water tmepoerature is 77-degrees and rising slowly. The visibility is about the same and I could see my lure down about 4-5 feet in the creeks and 6-7 feet on the main lake. The lake overall is in excellent condition and at a good level for fishing, boating and swimming. It looks to be a busy holiday if the reservations at Blackburns for both cabins and boat rentals is any indication. There continues to be a top-water bite but it is not lasting nearly as long in the mornings and the stripers are going deeper and people dragging umbrellas and live bait this is your time. Not much skill involved but you can gert some meat. People continue to kill a lot of smaller stripers in the 5-8 pound range and a few larger. We need another year of not having a striper kill and if they do not flood us out again it probably will not happen. Most of the green vegetation near the shore is already dead from previous high water years and there is not much to create a high Biological Oxygen Demand even if it does get high. The best chance is if the water is high and it gets very hot in August. The White Bass are making a come-back and the hybrids always do well in Norfork. Roger Moody is back and is a good bass fisherman and reports catching a lot of bass but not a lot of size on crank baits. I am mostly spooning and jigging brush for crappie, walleye and Kentucky Bass. Is it Tuesday yet?