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. Image title

The lake level is 553.17 and is the same as it was at this time yesterday with no discharge from the dam. The White River at Newport is 1.81 feet and dropping and about ready to dry up. The waders for the river trout are liking this low water. They can fish the pools and catch the put and take trout more easily. They get stocked and get caught almost immediately. The lake surface water temperature is 75-degrees and dropping despite the warm weather. It warms up nicely in the afternoon but takes a while to get there and does not stay very long and it gets very cool at sunset. The fall foliage is changing daily and is starting on the hillsides as well as the roadsides. It still looks to peak the end of this month. Blackburns has several good bass fishermen in now and they report catching a lot of small fish but a good one now and again. There are a lot of Kentucky Bass in this lake. Beating the bank is working but more are being caught spooning brush on the main lake near deep water. Crappie bite for a few minutes and then quit for a couple of hours. Splip floats with live minnows are the best right over the brush but casting a jig past the brush and letting it sink into it is also starting to catch a few. Bink is still catching a few Stripers in the 6-9 pound range on his spoon part way back in a major creek on just a couple of banks. The lake overall is in excellent condition and at a good level and fishing is fair and getting better. Some nice ones are being caught everyday. Blackburns is still the home of the nice $59/day one bedroom cabins and they come with a free stall for your boat. Come on down and we will not charge you too much. We are open all year. Give Debbie a call at 870-492-5115 for a reservation. You will like it here. Why pay more?