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 nice one released under the dock. They seem to stay there and there are some big ones but are harder to catch the second time. Image title

The lake level is 556.64 and has dropped 1-3/4 inches in the last 24-hours with sluice gates open to an equivalent of 3/4 of a generator for two solid days. Both generators are inoperable and have been for several weeks. The White River is at 5.5 feet and they seem to be regulating to around 5-feet which is very low. The surface water temperature is 88-degrees in the hot afternoons. The thermocline is at 24-feet with a mud line that has very little visibility from about 18-feet to the thermocline. Fish of several species continue to hang out at thet depth especially near main lake brush including Kentucky and largemouth bass, catfish and some smaller walleye. The largest fish including stripers, hybrids and walleye are deep in 60-70 feet of water. More larger bass have moved shallower in the brush on the abundant bass and bluegill fry. Some schools of shad have moved in under Blackburns Dock with large schools of fry. Huge amounts of bluegill of various sizes are on the tops of brush piles.  When that happens you can be assured big bass and catfish will be near. Bink is still catching hybrids, walleye and stripers deep on his spoon daily. It is less than 2-weeks until schools starts so give Debbie a call at 870-492-5115 for a reservation at Blackburns. The children will like it here. We are your family headquarters and will not charge you too much and a free stall for your boat comes with the cabin.