Norfork Lake arkansas in the Ozarks Mountains region Fishing Report and lake conditions by Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental.

Mike with some nice ones yesterday. Beautiful day.Image title

The lake level is 553.38 and has dropped 2-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours with sluice gates open to an equivalent of just over 1-generator. The White River at Newport is 4.06 feet and rising. The surface water temperature is 78-degrees and dropping. The water clarity is good on the main lake and clearing nicely after the lake turnover and stained a bit in the creeks. The water is homogenous down to about 40-feet where it starts to get cold and there is little oxygen. Few fish are deeper than 40-feet and I am seeing none diving. Crappie, Kentucky Bass and Bluegill are on main lake brush piles from 18-30-feet suspended at various depths with bluegill being. Crappie are schooled and not as spooky as they were. The overall bite is getting better and a few walleye are on main lake points. The lake overall is in excellent condition and at a good level for fishing, diving and boating. The weather has cooled but we still have some swimmers. The fall foliage is changing and is on schedule for a late October peak.  The crappie and Kentucky Bass are nice size as are the Bluegill. It looks to be a good fall so far. Bink is still catching some stripers back in the larger and deeper creeks. Blackburns is still the home of the $59/day 1-bedroom cabin and they come with a free stall for your boat. No better deal anywhere. Come on down. We will not charge you too much and Scuba Steve knows where the fish are.