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

Mike Eakle with some nice crappie.Image title

Bink reports catching some big stripers this morning on a spoon. It had been slow for a few days after the rain moved through. It rained hard and the wind blew. We received 1/2 inch of needed rain. It is sunny and cool now with highs near 60. We did get a frost but not before I picked my green tomatoes and peppers. This was the best garden I have had for years. The lake is in excellent condition and the surface temperature is 65+ degrees and the lake level is 552.65 and very stable and Newport is at 3.5 feet which has some slack if we get heavy rains. The lake is clearing and is good for fishing. I went fishing just when the rain started and caught fish as fast as I could bring them in. I came in and after the rain I could not get a bite. Cold fronts do shut them off. Kahlenbecks report catching stripers with nothing in them. I do not recall that happening before especially this time of year. We do not always get a night bite or a topwater bite for stripers in the fall but bass come up about anytime. There are a lot of shad and many schools do not have any fish under them. I am fishing for crappie and walleye and doing pretty good catching fish everyday using spoons and grubs and minnows. The trophy pond is full of big fish.