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 on the Bink's Jigging Spoon.Image title

The lake level is 553.44 and has been the same for three days after the 1.1 total inches of rain. The surface water temperature is dropping and is now at 60-61 degrees. Water clarity is good on both the main lake and creeks for fishing and I can see my lure down 5-6 feet in the sunshine. The lake overall in in excellent condition and at a good level for brush pile fishing. Fishing is getting a lot better and it needed too. All species are feeding at some time or another during the day. The stripers are small, the Hybrids are fairly good sized and the Kentucky Bass and Crappie are large. Several fish are in and around brush piles with bait fish moving near the banks late in the afternoon. I caught the most fish after 10:AM yesterday with none earlier. Jigging spoons are the best lures. There are open water fish feeding periodically but you have to look hard for them and travel a long way to stay on them Some are in front of the Docks around  and west of Mallard Point. The moon is getting bigger and the red meat fishing should continue to improve until the water gets cold. There are too many people hunting them and they continue to get smaller. The same people hunt them day after day. I will be out there for crappie, Bass and Walleye. I know where the brush piles are and they do not move. If you are in Mountain Home for the holidays stop by Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental and check us out. We are open all year and have the best prices on both cabins and boat rentals in the Ozarks and Scuba Steve will show you where the good brush piles are located. If you want to open water fish just go out to the mouth of Blackburns creek and turn left and you are there. No sense in travelling too far.