2cooleyslogo.gif (4782 bytes)

Norfork Lake Fishing Report
Norfork Lake in the Ozark Mountains near Mountain Home, Arkansas
A cooperative sponsorship written and photographed by these 3 fish-crazy men:









lake norfork arkansas fishing on norfork lake
Ron Adams with a 12-lb.
striper and 4-lb. white bass

Steve Street - Blackburn's Resort - fishing Norfork Lake since 1995
Darrell Binkley - Bink's Guide Service - fishing Norfork Lake since 1960
Harvey Hall - Hard Times Crappie Guide Service - fishing Norfork Lake  since 1955

Norfork Lake Fishing Articles by Steve Street

Prime Time Fishing
As water temperatures change bass patterns change - see this chart for year around guidance.
Spearfishing in Norfork Lake
Add a whole new dimension to your fishing experience!

Current Fishing Report: June 20, 2014

by Scuba Steve Street - Updated about every two weeks, or as fishing conditions change.

Please note! If fishing conditions don't change, I don't change the report!

The lake level is 556.66 and dropping with several hours of heavy generation in the afternoon and evening. The surface temperature is approaching 80 again with the weather near 90 and lows near 70. There is a thermocline at 22-feet with heavy flocculent to there and clear water at 30-feet. There are a lot of fish in the 20-25 foot range in big rock and brush. Some smallmouth are shallower. I am getting my walleye right at 22-feet. The creeks are stained and the fish I am cleaning are full of crawdads. The lake is at an excellent level for both fishing and water sports. Bink's Guide Service reports that the stripers are going deeper and starting to school. Look for them in the old creek channels where it makes a turn or swings next to the bank. The best depth is now between 30-40 feet over 70-80 feet of water. The best spoon is the 1-ounce Many Shad in the white color. Take time to find the schools of shad before you start to fish. Find the shad find the stripers. In a few more weeks look for them in 60-70 foot deep in the same places over the old creek channels. Norfork had two shad kills last winter and the numbers are reduced. Most big schools of shad are holding fish where there were too many before and some schools were empty. It is spooning season for big fish and will continue throughout the hottest part of the summer.

For Additional Current Norfork Lake Fishing Conditions
Visit Steve's Fishing & Resort Blog.

Blackburns Resort is open all year and has a boat just ready for you to rent.

Caught During This Reporting Period

norfork lake fishing on norfork lake
Jack Garrett With a 8-lb. Hybrid and a 18-lb. Striper

fishing on norfork lake norfork lake fishing
Darrell Binkley With a 30-lb. Striper

Thanks for reading. Until next time here's wishing you tight lines and broken rods!
Scuba Steve Street

About This Report
My Norfork Lake fishing report is a combination of current fishing action experienced by Harvey Hall from Hard Times Crappie Guide Service, myself, and Darrel Binkley from Bink's Guide Service. Harvey is a very knowledgeable crappie guide on Norfork Lake. Darrell Binkley does not guide for crappie, but he does catch several big ones. By having Harvey and Darrell contribute to my report, I can give you the best Norfork Lake fishing report possible. These two experienced guides, along with myself "Scuba Steve", are among the best fishermen on Norfork Lake. All three of us go fishing nearly every day all year, and how we catch fish is shared in this report.

About Steve Street
From 1977 to 1995 Steve fished Norfork Lake on vacation trips. In 1995 he purchased Blackburn's Resort, and from then on he has fished Norfork almost daily. But Steve's fishing activity is not limited to the surface. He is also an avid scuba diver and spearfisherman. For several months each year Steve spends as much time fishing underwater as he does fishing from the lake surface. Steve does not conduct guided fishing trips, but he does give fishing tips to his resort guests.

About Darrell Binks
Darrell has been a professional guide on Norfork Lake since 1992. He is famous for a spoon lure he developed, the "Bink's Spoon", which is one of the most effective baits for fishing Norfork. Articles about Darrell and his fishing abilities have appeared in many issues of America's best known fishing magazines. Darrell has also appeared on several TV fishing shows featuring Norfork Lake's famous striper fishing.
Phone Darrell at Bink's Guide Service 870-499-7384 - bink@binksguideservice.com

About Harvey Hall
Locals and visiting fishermen alike agree that few people catch as many big crappie as Harvey Hall, who has been a pro guide on Norfork Lake since 1992. If crappie are biting, Harvey will catch them in just about any water condition. In fact Harvey has made such a good reputation for himself as a crappie fisherman he named his business after it - "Hard Times Crappie Guide". Phone Harvey at 870-481-5630.

For Additional Current Norfork Lake Fishing Conditions Visit
Steve's Fishing & Resort Blog.

For Great Norfork Lake Family Vacations & Norfork Fishing Trips Visit

" If You Are Not Staying At Blackburn's Resort You Are Paying Too Much! "

E-mail Steve Street at Blackburns Resort blackburnsresort@gmail.com or visit his web site blackburnsresort.com.

Local Links

Norfork Lake Home | Norfork Lake Map | Norfork Lake Marinas
Norfork Lake Scuba Diving Report | Area Restaurants


Copyright 1998 to present the Ozark Mountains Website, Inc., DBA 2Cooleys.Com. All rights reserved.