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.

Darrel from Bink's Guide service with a good one on his jigging spoon. Image title

The lake level is 556.34 and has risen 1/2 inch in the last 24-hours with no discharge since 5:PM yesterday. The White River at Newport continues to be very low. The surface water temperature is 87-degrees and the water is clear down to about 16-feet with a mud line down to the thermocline at 21-feet and then clear water where it gets cold. Several fish are in the 21-ft. range but are mostly small. Bass are coming up shallow to feed on crawdads in the late evening and are biting salt craws and plastic worms. crappie are scarce, spooky and roaming. There are a lot of bass fry in brush in the 20-25-ft. range. Bink is catching several stripers deep with his spoon with some walleye with them. This is typical for the time of year. I do not go after deep fish but am not a guide. The creeks go from being stained to clear almost overnight for some reason but there are a lot of big bluegill under docks. The moon is starting to get smaller and the catfishing is starting to get a little better on live bait. Shiners and bluegill are the best on drop-shotted jugs with 3-4 hooks and throw lines in the backs of main lake cuts. The lake is at a good level and in good condition for boating swimming and family fun. Come on down to Blackburns where we still have the best prices on both cabins and rental boats and the first stall for your boat is free. All cabins are individual with no duplexes and all have big covered porches. That is very important. The children will like the big pool with slide and big green playground and we will not charge you too much. Call Debbie at 870-492-5115 for a reservation.