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

The news around here is that we received almost 2-inches of rain last night when a storm came through. The lake is rising just a bit with almost all the water running off and them starting generation again this morning. We are now not too dry and with the temperatures in the mid 70's things are starting to green up. I hope the groundhog is wrong and it looks like it so far. It was a beautiful day to be out yesterday and I caught some nice bass on the spoon. Fishing was not great but you can catch some if you know where and how. Open water fish are still at the mouths of the major creeks in 70 feet of water 60 feet down. When people say when you find the shad you find the fish. That is not necessarily true. There are many more schools of shad than they are schools with stripers under them. Look for broken schools with dots on your locator rather than black blobs and lines through them indicating fish are feeding. I am finding more schools of bass on shad than stripers and these are typically shallower than feeding stripers. I am not seeing any top water fish and am out until dark every night. I still like spooning deep brush right now near the bottom. The shad are mostly small, about an inch long, with just a few larger and there are lots of them but i have seen more in past years. We are putting in some nice brush piles. 1-800-635-0526 Why pay more?