Norfork Lake Arkansas near Mountain Home in the Ozarks Mountains Region Fishing Report and Lake Conditions by Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental.

Mike with some nice ones diving. Image title

The lake level is 553.23 and has dropped 2.2 inches in the last 24-hours with sluice gates open to an equivalent of 2/3rds of a generator. The generators are still inoperable. The White River at Newport is 3.10 feet and still very low. The surface water temperature is 79-degrees and stable and the warm ambient temperatures continue and are predicted to do so until through the weekend. The water cools to about 77-degrees at 36-feet and then cools more at 40-feet. The visibility is good and the same down to 36-feet and I saw no fish below 34-feet. More crappie and Kentucky Bass have moved into main lake point brush at various depths but fewer are on the shallow drop-offs. 27-30 feet is a good place to start. There are also a few walleye at that depth but most are short. I do not go out in the dark, troll or fish open water. Overall fishing is just starting to get a little better and it needed to. Blackburns creek was full of Catfish jugs when I came in last evening but I do not know if they caught any. It was not from lack of numbers of jugs. The moon is getting full and the river is dropping and those are not the best catfishing conditions. Scuba Diving conditions are excellent with good visibility with more crappie moving into the brush everyday. Pole fishing is just fair but getting a little better and should continue to do so. It has been a tough couple of weeks all around but the lake is in good condition and at a good level and the weather has been beautiful with cool nights and warm sunny days. Come on down to Blackburns and we will not charge you too much. One bedroom cabins are $59/day and two bedrooms are $79/day and they come with a free stall for your boat. Why pay More? Give Debbie a call at 870-492-5115 for a reservation.