Norfork Lake

Current Temperature:
57°

Est Water Temperature:
59° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.88 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North-West at 07 Knots (8 MPH)

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Norfork Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Missouri Reports

Holden City Lake, MO
2015-04-16
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Wappapello Lake, MO
2015-04-12
Tried fishing in the shallows and near the Damn area, no luck. Using minnows. I could not find rock cover, but I did concentrate in just one area or cove. Better action possible in other areas.... [more]

Lake of the Ozarks, MO
2015-04-08
Fished all weekend at the 24mm off a dock. Slow fishing on Friday turned to non existent on Monday. Fished with minnows around some crappie trees at 6\'. Heavy rain on Thurs night ended the clear w... [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:
Missouri

County:
Ozark

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
22000

Lake Management:


Latitude:
36.406106

Longitude:
-92.239837

Water Clarity:
6-10 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
145

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:


Boat Limits:


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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:
   4/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 59 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Norfork Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Norfork Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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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:
   3/5
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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:
   3/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Norfork Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Norfork Lake Catfish Rating:
   3/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Norfork Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Norfork Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   4/5
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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:
   3.8/5
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Norfork Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Norfork Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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- fish are in 50-60 ft of water
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Norfork Lake Trout Fishing

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Norfork Lake Trout Rating:
   0/5
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Norfork Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
New 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 the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new 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, its 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. Have a great day!
Sunrise:
06:30 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:44 CST







Norfork Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.mdc.mo.gov/fish/  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.wildlifelicense.com/mo  

State Fishing Information
http://www.mdc.mo.gov/documents/regs/fis...  

State Parks
http://www.mostateparks.com/  

State Fishing Records
http://www.mdc.mo.gov/documents/fish/rec...