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.

Shelby Eakle with her first walleye spearfishing. Image title

The lake level is 556.39 and has dropped 1/2 inch in the last 24-hours with sluice gates open to the equavalent of 2/3rds of a generator for about 10-hours. The White River at Newport is 5.19 feet and has leveled out with not much water being let out anywhere. The surface water temperature is 85-degrees and rising. The thermocline starts at 18-feet with a mud line with low visibility from 16-22 feet and rthen cold clear water after that. There are still walleye in the 18-ft. range but are hard to see. The boat traffice has been low for this time of year but explodes on holidays. The night bite for bass is the best now using flourescent lights and line and saltcraws just on the drop-off down from the first ledge. Bluegill are hitting crickets and worms shallow. Catfishing is also good on throw lines and jugs using live bluegill. The stripers are going deeper and deeper and hitting spoons in water over 60-feet. Be prepared to keep all you catch as they will die coming up from so deep. The best bet is to just not fish for them that deep. Some larger walleye are with them. The calls just keep coming in asking id Blackburns is for sale. The answer is no as my family is taking over the business when I can not handle it anymore. We have no other place that we want to live. I do not know where these rumors are coming from but maybe they are getting us mixed up with someplace else. We like it here and still have the best prices on both cabins and boat rentals in the Ozarks and want our loyal customers to be able to have a low cost vacation. We thank you for your support over the years and will not sell you out and will continue to provide the best place at the best price.