Norfork Lake

Current Temperature:
46°

Est Water Temperature:
63° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.25 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Norfork Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-05-09
The last week has provided good fishing and lots of trips with good numbers being caught. The quality bite has been sporatic and most people we have talked to are catching fish but struggling to find ... [more]

-Ian Huey

Arkansas Reports

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 Community Fishing Reports


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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):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 63 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
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):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Norfork Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Norfork Lake Crappie Rating:
   4/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck 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):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
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.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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

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Norfork Lake Trout Rating:
   4.5/5
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Norfork Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
05:59 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:11 CST







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