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.

Mike Eakle with a nice one caught off the dock.Image title

The lake level is 557.35 and has dropped 3/4 inch in the last 24-hours with sluice gates open to an equivalent of 1-1/3rd generator for about 9-hours. The White River at Newport is 7.54 feet, leveled off and very low indicating not much water is being let out anywhere. They are holding the lakes very close to the tops of the power pools with no effort to drop the levels. The surface water temperature is about 80-degrees and dropping a bit with the cooler days and nights. We did receive about 0.4 inches of rain yesterday afternoon about 5:PM and it came down hard for about 15-minutes. The main lake continues to be clear and the creeks stained a little green. Overall the lake is at a good level and in good condition for boating, swimming and fishing so come on down to Blackburns for some old fashion family fun. Put down those phones and go out and enjoy nature and do things. The children will like it here with plenty of room to run and play. Fishing continues to be pretty good with most species being caught. Crappie are moving to the brush to feed on fry as the shad go deeper. Bass are feeding on crawdads near the shore in the evenings and a few are surfacing in the morning on wounded shad shallow from stripers feeding below them. Stripers are mostly in 60-90 feet of water 50-60 feet down on shad. Some walleye are with them and other walleye are on main lake points near brush. The thermocline is still above 20-feet and several fish are around that depth especially is there is brush there. Get out early, take the middle of the day off and go out about about 5-6:PM. Big spoons for deep stripers and small ones for shallow bass and walleye. Compare prices and give Debbie a call at 870-492-5115 for a reservation and join the fun. We will not charge you too much.