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 Spoon. Image title

The lake level is 553.68 and has deropped 1-inch in the last 24-hours despite getting 1-inch of rain last night with a thunderstorm. We seem to get a rain everytime it gets dry. There were a few power outages in the area but things are fine here. They now have sluice gates open to an equivalent of just a little less than one generator. Both generators remain inoperable.The white River at Newport is at 3.22 feet and rising a bit and needs to.  The lake surface water temperature is 85-degrees and the thermocline is at 32-feet. The water is clearing after the holiday and the visibility is not too bad down to 25-feet with a mud line from there down to about 30. The big schools of crappie have not moved into the brush yet but there are a few. They remain in open water on shad. Many Kentucky Bass and a few largemouth are on and around main lake brush from 18-25 ft. and walleye are schooled and roaming at about 30-ft. near the bottom. Spoons are the lures of choice dropping them to the bottom and snapping up about 5-7 feet and letting them fall on slack, clear, light line. If you are catching walleye re-tie after each fish. Some of the Kentucky Bass approach 3-pounds. Several largemouth are also in open water on shad. Several fish of different species are at or near the thermocline no matter the water depth. Blackburns is now on their off-season rates and you can get a 1-bedroom cabin for $59/day and it includes a free stall for your boat. Some charge for the first stall, Blackburns Does Not. We want you to have an affordable fishing trip. Fishing is not the best right now but is getting better and will continue to do so until the lake turnover sometime in October and then it will improve again. November is an excellent time for a trip. Come on down to Blackburns. We will not charge you too much.