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

When I went out yesterday afternoon the surface water temperature was 54 and the wind was swirling. It has been doing this for about three days. It changes directions abruptly and then lays down and then gusts. It is very hard to fish. With the lake still dropping we had to move the dock yesterday. It is now 546.1 but they have not generated yet today. Do not try to drive your boat on the right hand side to get past Cranfield Island from the east. There is one little channel that you can use with your trim up but it is not worth the chance. I am seeing several boats stranded there with either their props torn up or their lower units out.Go around on the left side. Watch around Robinson Island also. Everything is ok but you just have to be careful. There are some smaller stripers being caught early in open water at about 50-ft. Bass have moved off the deeper brush and so have the big crappie. I found a few in brush at 18-20 feet but they were in the 10-11 inch range. They are about like white bass. Not interested. We will see what happens today. Some rain may be on the way. We need it. The lake has stained a bit all over. It looks to stay warm. I hope so. A lot of damage will occur with a hard frost. Fishing is not the best for me right now but I am catching some, just no big ones.