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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)

Alan Rivers from Grapecreek, Illinois shows off some nice Norfork Lake crappie. Wish they could have caught more. Nice group.Image title


Water temperature was just under 56 on main lake today and just over 57 in the creeks. I caught one giant crappie and a few smaller ones. It was tough. I switched to bass fishing and caught three. Reports that crappie are jumping in the boat are exaggerated. I did see some swallows and that means better fishing is near. Checked out the backs of creeks and no fish there. The good places are too shallow. If you find a brush pile where there are crappie there are just a few. If you catch 7 or 8 the pile is cleaned out and will remain so until the water warms and the spawn is over. When the fry get about an inch long they look for cover and that is when good fish will move to the brush. Until then the next step is the males move shallow in the creeks and make a nest. We are kind of in transition until then with many fish still in open water on shad. Smallmouth bass fishing is best now . A few small fish are surfacing in the evening. The top water bite has started early so get a spook ready. Be out there at first light.  Stripers, hybrids and bass. 


Comments


Alan Rivers
Posted: 10:14 pm 03/24/2017
Very nice folks at Blackburn resort. Scuba Steve is very helpful in pointing you in the right direction. Also, the folks working the resort were very nice. Good minnows stayed alive over night in our bubblers. Big too. Plus 75centS to a dollar cheaper that other places. I'll be back in the fall!!!
Scuba Steve
Posted: 12:24 pm 03/25/2017
And we will be glad to have you.
tom kelly
Posted: 3:42 pm 03/25/2017
doesn't get any better!