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

I talked to Bink and he is catching crappie and Kentucky bass on brush. The lake is still dropping slowly and is at 553.42 and the surface temperature is 79 degrees. The lake is clearing a bit and the thermocline is still at 38 feet. I went diving again and the fish are all on brush at 28-31 feet. I am not seeing any fish that are not on or near brush and none below 32-feet. The walleye I am getting have nothing in them when I clean them indicating they may be hard to catch with a pole. People cleaning bass are finding them full of crawdads. Crappie are nearly empty too. One place I go to has white bass, walleye and bass and the other has walleye, crappie and bass but I am not finding crappie and white bass in the same place. I am hunting main lake points with brush just a little to the inside of the points and am having very good success. Open water fish are scarce. Spooning is the best. This is why you have to be more than one dimensional and not just troll a half a dozen poles with live bait. I do not know what October will bring but it is to be in the 80's for several days starting next week. There is no such thing as a typical year anymore and you have to get out there when things change and not spectulate from the sofa. We are dry here but have had 43 inches of rain so far this year. Not bad. The pool is open and the prices are low.