Scuba Steve From Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental On Norfork Lake Arkansas Near Mountain Home in the Ozark Mountains Blog. (Click Here For Comments)

This hot weather in September is not helping fishing any. The surface temperature is still in the low 80's and is showing no signs of dropping. If you get out before first light there is a bite on brush piles and then a short topwater bite and then everything is about over. It then gets very hot about 3PM and does not cool much until dark. The next several days do not show much different. I am getting a few walleye diving on brush part way back in the creeks at 30-32 feet of water near the bottom and I did get one nice white bass and a crappie in the same place but saw no schools. I am seeing many very large carp. There seem to be more than normal what ever that is. You cannot rely on what normally happens anymore but just be out there and be ready when things change. It is hard to schedule ahead. The fish are there and the people that put in the time, are willing to change, and are flexible will catch them. Some nice bass are moving near the bank in 20-25 feet of water in the evening. A plastic worm before dark and a saltcraw after are catching fish. Catfish, walleye and bass are the best right now but none are good. I have never seen so many catfish being caught on a jigging spoon and good ones too. The pool is open and the prices are low.