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 on the 3/4 ounce spoon. Image title

The lake level is 556.63 and has dropped 1-inch in the last 24-hours with sluice gates open to an equivalent of 1-1/3rd generator for 9-hours. The White River at Newport is 6.47 feet and very low indicating not much water is being released anywhere. The surface water temperature is 83-degrees and the water clarity has diminished a bit. It is fairly clear down to 14-feet with a mud line of particulates down to the beginning of the thermocline at 18-feet with cold water at 20. Several fish including bass and walleye at at or near this depth but not as many as before. The night bite for bass that come up shallow at dark to feed on crawdads has begun. Get out your Black Light, put on 6-lb. flourescent line and saltcraw and start just north of Cranfield Island on the east side. Flathead Catfish are bitng on live bluegill but are mostly small. Some nice fish of different species are being caught on and around main lake points on the 1/4 ounce jigging spoon tapping the bottom where brush is near. Stripers are suspended in about 50-feet of water and if you see bass feeding on top on shad there will be stripers below them and some walleye too. Drop the spoon on their heads. If you are planning a family get a way give Debbie a call at 870-492-5115 for a reservation. We will not charge you too much and a free stall comes with your cabin. You can stay at the best place and still not pay too much.