Fishing Report: October 20, 2014
|by Scuba Steve Street - Updated about every two weeks, or as fishing conditions change.
note! If fishing conditions don't change, I don't change the report!
The lake level is 550.48 and has risen from a low of 549.09 in September. The surface temperature has dropped to below 70 for the first time this fall to 69 degrees. Fall foliage is turning and is on schedule for a peak the last part of this Month. The weather has been beautiful and the lake in general is in excellent condition with the main lake somewhat stained and the creeks stained. Just right for fishing. The best bite has been in the early morning at daylight to 8:Am for white bass and hybrids with some nice stripers mixed in. They are on the main lake on wind blown banks on shad at what ever depth the shad happens to be. It ranges from top water to 55-feet down. Bass are coming up with the white bass too and some nice ones are being caught, especially smallmouth. They quit biting before mid morning and start again at about 2:pm. Things are changing quickly now for panfish with several on shallow brush at 18-25 feet and some deeper and suspended. I like fishing for them with a grub just before dark.There are a lot of big brim being caught everyday and a goodly amount of crappie. I caught a nice walleye yesterday afternoon near the bottom on brush at 25-feet. Spoons are the bait of choice with trolling umbrellas second. A lot of fish are being caught everyday.
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Caught During This Reporting
Scuba Steve With a 15-Lb. Striper
Bink with Two 18-lb. Stripers
Tom Kelly and Joe Cebula With an Assortment of Hybrids and Stripers
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 - email@example.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.