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.

Bergen Carson with a nice one fishing off Blackburns Dock. He is a fine young man and a good fisherman. Image title

The lake level is 559.69 and has risen 1-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours. We received 3-inches of rain since yesterday and the creeks are running hard. They just started generating at 10:AM this morning which will help things out a little. There is no sense in the lakes being so high. The White River at Newport is 7.33 feet and very low indicating not much water is being released anywhere. The surface water temperature is 84-degrees and the water was very clear as of last night with a thermocline at 26-feet. A lot of Bass are on main lake points in 28-30 feet of water along with some Walleye and Crappie. This is a good time for Catfishing with live bait and Scuba Diving. The weather is to be excellent starting this afternoon. The rain has stopped and we had little wind with the storm. The Little Rock area received very heavy rain. The Striper Boats were coveyed up in Sally Hand Cove a couple of days ago catching several stripers in the 5-8 pound range. Those boys like to kill the Stripers before they get a chance to grow. It is like Buzzards after road kill. They are all out there staring at their live scopes like teenage girls on their cell phones. They must need meat badly. If you are looking to come to Norfork lake for a visit check out and compare prices and give Debbie a call at 870-492-5115 for a reservation. We have the best prices on both cabins and boat rentals in the Ozarks and a free stall for your boat at our dock comes with a cabin rental of two days or more. All cabins are individual with no duplexes and all have big covered porches to get out of the sun and weather. A one bedroom starts at $90/day. We have the best place at the best price and especially welcome Veterans and Police. Blackburns is the family headquarters for Norfork lake and are the closest to Mountain Home, dining and shopping.  We are pet friendly.