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.

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The lake level is 553.59 and is the same as it was at this time yesterday with no discharge for over a week. It is up an inch since the 1-inch of rain on Saturday night. The creeks did flow a bit for a while as we are no longer dry. The surface water temperature is 79-degrees and the water is fairly clear and the thermocline is gone for the season and the creeks are stained green. Fishing is just fair with the lake turnover and the fish are scattered and roaming. Kentucky Bass remain the best bite but a few stripers are being caught if you can find them. Crappie are hit and miss and are moving from brush pile to brush pile in search of food. Look for brush on banks where the wind has been blowing into. Open water fishermen are looking hard for fish anf fishing is just fair. I know of one fisherman that fished for 4-days and finally found a few crappie. The weather is beautiful with little chance of rain for the next week and the water should start to settle out in a few days. Some fish, mostly bass, are moving part way back in the creeks and surfacing in the evening on shad. Live minnows on a slip float about 5-feet further down than you can see your bait right over brush piles is the best for crappie but a small spoon vertical jigged around and in the brush is also working. Try a 3-inch creature bait on a 3/16th ounce jig head on steep banks for bass right at the first srop-off inside brush piles on main lake points. Blackburns still is the home of the $59/day one bedroom cabins and they come with a free stall for your boat in our dock. Give Debbie a call at 870-492-5115 for a reservation.