Norfork Lake

Current Temperature:
75°

Est Water Temperature:
68° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.93 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South-West at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Norfork Lake
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Arkansas Reports

Lake Ann, AR
2015-06-29
Fishing was excellent this evening. Night crawlers brought in pan fish after pan fish. Near the shore but most were small. . ... [more]

Lake Hinkle, AR
2015-06-17
Seems the perch were hitting pretty good the last 2 days but that is all I have caught. Hoping to do better tomorrow with the storm coming in and water going up. ... [more]

Norfork Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Norfork Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Norfork Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Norfork Lake is an outstanding fishery, drawing fishing enthusiasts from across the country and hosting tournaments for several species of fish. The lake is well known among anglers for the striped bass it yields. The cold water of the North Fork River, downstream of Norfork Lake Dam, is a world-class stream. The Arkansas record brook trout and a previous world record brown trout were taken from the river. The Norfork National Fish Hatchery is located below the dam and produces trout for stocking in the North Fork and other suitable waters in Arkansas and contiguous states. [Norfork Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/04/2008]
State:
Arkansas

County:
Baxter

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
22000

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
36.402280

Longitude:
-92.229747

Water Clarity:
6-10 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
145

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Norfork Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Norfork Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
68 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Norfork Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Norfork Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 68. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Norfork Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Norfork Lake Crappie Rating:
   4/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Norfork Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Norfork Lake Walleye Rating:
   4.1/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Norfork Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Norfork Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.7/5
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- use hot dogs soaked in garlic powder and red kool aid
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Norfork Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Norfork Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 68 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Norfork Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Norfork Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Norfork Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The spring spawn has begun. Try fishing shallow with
anything white.
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Norfork Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Norfork Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Norfork Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fish 50-60 ft of water
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Norfork Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Norfork Lake Trout Rating:
   4.5/5
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Norfork Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
Full Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at opposite times of the day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The full moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, it?s always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today's solar/lunar peaks. Full moon days can be great fishing. Good luck today!
Sunrise:
05:58 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:27 CST







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