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.

Scuba Steve with a couple of Norfork Lake Kentucky Bass last evening. Image title

The lake level is 556.61 and is the same as it was at this time yesterday with no discharge since 5:PM last evening. The White River at Newport is 5.32 feet and we received exactly 1-inch of rain early this morning but avoided any severe weather again. It is no longer dry with the recent rains and everyting is really green again. It is nice to have green grass and flowers without having high water for a change. Overall conditions on both the lake and country side are excellent. It is to get very hot here again in a couple of days so it is important to have a pool, dock to swim off,  and a boat to swim around and Blackburns has all three. If you bring your own boat a free stall at our dock comes with your cabin. You can launch right here, put your boat in a stall and park your trailer in our big parking lot  and be done with that until you leave. No need to go somewhere else to launch taking two people and then park on a jumbled up hillside with no room.  Some places charge for your first boat stall but Blackburns does not. It is good to ask before you book. You also need a big covered porch to get out of the rain and sun and all of Blackburns cabins have these and at the best price. The thermocline is still at 23-feet and is right in the mud line with little visibility where the fish are located making spearfishing difficult but not impossible. It is much easier to spoon brush on main lake brush piles. Kentucky bass are the best bite right now but catfishing and bluegill fishing is not far behind. Stripers are being caught deep on spoons but there is no releasing them alive. Some walleye are with them.  Crappie fishing is slow and they are roaming and spooky.  A lot of baitfish fry are in the brush and the surface water temperature is 85+  degrees.