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 lake level is 575.30 and they are generating about 1/2 the time.  When they quit it raises just a bit from the river inflow. It dropped 1-inch in the last 24-hours and they are intent on getting the level down at Newport no matter how long they hold us. It has droped dramatically there for whatever reason. If they would get us down about 5-more feet it would really help access launching, swimming, parking and camping but that is out of the question. The lake is in good condition but just too high it clears rapidly as you go north of Cranfield Island. Parking at launch ramps is very congested and it is a long walk from your trailer parking to your boat. And of course there are rude people clogging up the launch ramp while rigging their boats with few courtesy docks.  The surface temperature is about 80 degrees. The game and fish were working the area near Blackburns clearing debris. Thank you. Stuff was getting clogged on the long shallow points. The thermocline is forming and the fish will mostly be above or just at it at around 20-feet where ever there are shad and this will be in the submerged trees and buck brush and is not very far from the bank. There are many minnows swimming in the brush too. They have a lot of cover and have a lower mortality rate. We are starting to get into spooning season but it will not be as normal. You have to change your normal way of fishing and adapt to the high water.  It will be around for a while as we are last on the priority list. The fish are there and will move deeper as the thermocline drops. Spooning stripers will be good in the heat of the summer as will be the night bass bite.