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

Caught on a Binks Spoon. White and Red. Yesterday.Image title

It has been pretty cold the last few days with highs in the low 40's and lows in the high 20's. We winterized a few cabins but still have several open all year. The Moodys just left and it was good to see them again. They caught some nice bass. I cannot take the cold very well and only go out in the warmest time of the day. If there is ice in the rod eyelets I do not go. It seems December has replaced January as the worst weather here the last few years. Crappie are moving shallower in the brush and can be caught on minnows, small spoons and grubs with minnows. Walleye are on brush on both main lake and secondary points. Bass are shallower on creeks points and creek brush in 18-22 feet of water. I caught some nice ones on a 1/4 ounce Bink's spoon in Blackburns creek. I am catching bass just inside mainlake points on grubs with some crappie just at dark. Some walleye are with them, both largemouth and Kentucky. Rodger Moody caught mostly smallmouth. Some pretty good stripers have moved into Bennettts Bayou on top of the old bridge and roadway in the Walker Hollow area and some hybrids are with them. Mostly white bass are on the Cranfield flats with some smaller stripers and hybrids north of the Island. I have not been out as much as I would like but maybe better days are coming. I like 50. At Blackburns you can get a two bedroom cabin for $65/day for four people. A one bedroom for $53/day for two people. We do not charge for boat stalls and you do not have to stay in a duplex with no porch with the bathrooms backing up to each other.  if you are staying a a place where you are nearly the only customer you are paying too much.