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

Found the walleye again yesterday and got some good ones. I was fishing too deep. They were all in brush and around brush in 18-22 feet of water with none deeper. The lake is clearing again and is at 71 degrees and dropping slowly as is the lake level. Crappie are also on shallower brush at the same depth. I got some good ones. The trophy pond is fully stocked with big fish.  If you can find brush in 20-ft. of water on the insides of main lake points there will be walleye on them. Walleye and crappie are now in their normal October places. Reports that the lake is turning over are wrong. This happened weeks ago. There have been no thermocline for a long time.  The visibility is good and getting better. Just right for diving. Spearfishing for walleye and crappie could not be better. I have not seen it better in years. Fish in the 24-inch range are not uncommon but there are also several short ones. All crappie I have been getting are from 11-15 inches with very few short ones. Some bass are also in 18-25 feet of water right in the brush.. A few black bass but many nice smallmouth. A lot of bass are still suspended and schooled and can come up anywhere there are shad. Big schools of shad are near Blackburns Creek but not a lot of fish under them. We have several good fishermen coming in next week and they will find the open water fish. If you are here they will help you. I like the walleye and crappie and prefer to stay near home. If you can learn to spoon right in brush it sure helps. I am using the 1/4 ounce White Bink's spoon with red on the bottom and nose and grub and minnow exclusively and am doing very well. Bink likes to cast and hop his 1/2 ounce spoon and is very effective with it. Cabins are still $53/day for two people and boat stalls are free. 1-800-635-0526 Weather is to be near 70 for the next week. 


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