Norfork Lake Fishing Report By Scuba Steve From Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental On Norfork Lake Arkansas Near Mountain Home In the Ozark Mountains (Click Here for Comments)

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It has been cool and windy and the surface water temperature has dropped to at or below 50. Reports about an early spring and spawn are exaggerated. We are actually behind. It is to be nice today and tomorrow with a cold rain moving in Sunday. Our average high is 64 and we may get back to that next week if we are lucky. The boys caught several big fish yesterday morning and more last night. The bass fishermen are doing fairly well in the wind with about one in three keepers. Crawdad colored crankbaits are still working but not as well as before. Try a creature bait simulating a crawdad on the bottom on shadowy points before dark for walleye and a few small mouth. Albino colored bass assassins or flukes with nose weighted hooks are about the best overall lure during the day. The lake level is 553.74 and they are doing what they can to keep it at the too high level of 553.75 which someone has decide that is now normal. They need to own a marina or boat dock. They used to draw the level down to the high 540's which prevented the spring yoyo. The water clears for a few days and and then stains up again but is a good color for fishing. Too clear of water can be harder to fish than muddy water. I like a pale green where you can see down to about 8-10 feet. Full house here tonight with people taking advantage of Blackburns Low Prices on Both cabins and boat rentals and free boat stalls. We like that. There is no minimum stay here if we can fit you in. Come on down.