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

Lake level is 558 and still dropping about 3-inches/day with both generators running about 1/2 speed. They need to get rid of seasonal pool levels and get politics out of dam management. I think they would keep Newport at 12 feet no matter what. They now use the flood gates as management tools even though the water is wasted and cost millions of dollars. Common sense needs to prevail. The old idea that the dams were for flood control first and recreation last went out the window with the incorporation of the worthless minimum flow law for the put and take trout. Everything is back to normal now after taking almost 5-months even though we have been in very dry conditions. You can drive or walk to the dock and step on. Glad to have parking lot and launch back. I caught 10 keeper crappie and three nice bass yesterday afternoon in about two hours. All went into the trophy pond. The lake surface temperature is 79-80 and the ambient tempereature is to be near 90 for the next several days. Our pool is open and our prices are low. Come on down. We are open all year and November fishing is some of the best. Blackburns is your fall foliage headquarters for Norfork Lake, Mountain Home and the Ozark Mountain Region.