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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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brad Hansen With a 25 and 18 lb. striper

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

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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: April 12, 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 553.75 which is normal pool and they seem to be trying to keep it that way with light generation. The surface temperature is approaching 60 degrees in Blackburns Creek and more than that further up river back in the creeks. A lot of big stripers are being caught in several ways. Slow rolling a Stick bait on long gravelly flats on both main lake and part way back of creeks after dark is working and using the same bait as a jerk bait is also producing some fish in the early AM. There is also a morning top water bite for Bass and White bass on the flats at sunrise most days on main lake. People trolling Umbrellas during the day part way back in the big creeks are really catching some big fish. Things are changing fast now after several weeks of cold weather and the water refusing to heat up. Casting jigs to the bank in the back of Pigeon Creek, Middle Pigeon and East Pigeon is starting to produce Crappie and there are some on Shallower brush 5-7 feet down. It is important to fish wind blown banks with stained water.

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

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Rick Close With a 5-Lb Walleye and a 8-lb. striper while fishing with Bink's Guide service.

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Tom Kelly with 20-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
Blackburnsresort.Com

" 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.

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