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)

Jack always catches fish and is always welcome.Image title

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Debbie Garrett with another good one. Welcome Jack and Debbie.Image title

The warm weather is finally here and the post spawn fishing is starting for several speces. I am still catching a few flatheads on my trot line but mostly channels now. Flatheads are the last fish to spawn in Norfork. For your information, they only bite on live bait. Channels and blues will bite on anything but I have not caught any blues yet. I hope they do not stop stocking them as unlike in the rivers, they get larger than Flatheads in Norfork. Flatheads are not stocked. I am using three inch live bluegill. Jack and Debbie Garrett are back and catching stripers. After the top water bite is over, they troll umbrellas and are very good at it. I am using 1/4 ounce spoons for walleye and bluegill on brush with a few crappie mixed in. The Magness family is back and are welcome. They are nice people. Randy Schofield is also here and it is good to see him again. We are very busy here and I have not had time to fish enough but try and go when the work is finished. People are taking advantage of our low prices on both cabins and boat rentals and keeping us nearly full all the time. If you are staying at a place where you are nearly the only customer you are paying too much. We will not let that happen. The lake level is 553.71 and dropping slowly with one generator running continuously. We received 1/3 of an inch of rain Thursday and it all sunk in. The creeks vary from day to day in color but the main lake is pretty clear. In general the lake is in excellent condition and will warm rapidly now. Good time for a visit.