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 last evening the lake looked deserted. What I found out was all of the boats were part way back in the major creeks. Boats were everywhere. Nobody was fishing main lake. I did not either. I was using my little grub, 1/4 ounce Bink's spoon and a 5-inch albino bass assassin and caught fish on all three. It was too windy for the slip float and live minnow when I started but it did calm down about 5:30 PM. The bait sized bluegill suddenly appeared under my dock so I immediately put in a trot line baited with larger ones from NABATAC. We are lucky to have them here as a tackle and live bait supplier. They have everything and at good prices. The water temperature was 60+ in the creeks and got warmer the further back you went. The main lake was just under 60. We have not had very much sunshine lately and the water is not warming very fast. The lake level is 548.43 and has risen about 3-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours with no generation since early yesterday. I am very happy with this level. Both the main lake and creeks are stained with the creeks more. There is quite a bit of pollen in the water. Top water fishing is getting better everyday and the bite just before dark is still there. For best results, get out there at first light, take the middle of the day off and go out again about 5:pm and fish until dark part way back in the major creeks.