Norfork Lake

Current Temperature:
63°

Est Water Temperature:
38° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.03 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Norfork Lake
National Pro Reports

Skiatook Lake, OK
2014-04-20
I had 4 great clients in the boat today from Oklahoma City. It was a beautiful morning to be at the lake and as it turned out the fish were going to be willing today as well. We got on the Hybrids ear... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Saratoga Lake, NY
2014-04-19
Its been a long winter but the ice have finally come off of the lake. So I hooked up the boat and headed to the lake today got there around 10am and headed to the west side of the lake. The wind was b... [more]

-John Ernst

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-19
This report is for 04/08/2014-04/18/2014. Sorry for the delay I have been extremely busy on the water and haven%u2019t had a chance to sit down and write.
The numbers of boats on the water have ... [more]

-Ian Huey

Lake Minnetonka, MN
2014-04-16
We are getting close to fishing lake minnetonka with open water. We are now past lake minnetonkas average ice out, with most channels open and the remaining ice being honey comb throughout. With a f... [more]

-Dan Jasper

Lake Guntersville, AL
2014-04-14
13 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Really nice family joined me yesterday on Guntersville and after a slow first hour or so the guy%u2019s started putting them in the boat. Everyone caught fish ... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Missouri Reports

Creve Coeur Lake, MO
2014-04-09
I wish this lake supported a Walleye population but it does not.... [more]

Lake of the Ozarks, MO
2014-04-07
3-28-14 caught a limit of crappie on red/chartreuse body on roadrunner head. It seemed to help a lot when I tipped the hook with a crappie bite. The fish were all in deeper water of 6-8 feet, did... [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. Vital fishing information for Norfork Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Norfork Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Norfork Lake Crappie Rating:
   3/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Norfork Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Norfork Lake Walleye Rating:
   3/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
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):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Norfork Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Norfork Lake White Bass Rating:
   4/5
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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

[ Trout Info ]
Norfork Lake Trout Rating:
   0/5
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Norfork Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
06:29 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:45 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...