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)

Caught Last Night Fishing With Bink. If he took me I would have been able to hold up the board. Image title

The lake level is 554.25 and is stable with one generator running continously for the last 24-hours. It is about 6-inches higher than before the rain. The backs of the creeks are clearing already and are not too muddy to fish. I fished the middle of the day (which I know is the worst time) but wanted to see if I could catch any fish. I went to a main lake brush pile and caught a good bass on the first drop of the spoon and then nothing. Tried two other big brush piles and caught one more bass and a couple of bluegill. The sun was shining and it was 80 degrees and just nice to be alive and out. The fish are just not on the brush in this area. The surface temperature was 58 degrees.  There was a mud line at the edge of the main lake on dirt banks but not bad. The rest of the main lake was pretty clear. The rain did not hurt anything and we were very dry. The creeks are a greenish brown but I caught some fish in this colored water. I had to come in for a 3:30 PM doctor's appointment and did not want to. The wind was from the west and there were very small whitecaps but you could get out of it easily in the creeks. It had died down when I got back home about 5:PM. There is a top water bite on most days just as the sun comes up for bass and stripers. The night bite is still on. There are some crappie in pigeon creek by the bridge but I do not want to go that far to get them. I will wait until they get here but will go to middle pigeon and east pigeon when they go to the bank. I go to Briar creek and point 8 area but that is as far as I go. I like to fish twin coves.The walleye will be on main lake points in 20 ft. or less in May. That is what I wait for. Big crappie will be with them. Fish will start coming up every morning in the creeks soon and stay up longer and longer. Panther creek is a good first indicator. April is a good month and that is no foolin.