I had a couple guests out with me this morning and we did fairly well.  We landed a lot of whites along with some nice hybrids and a striped bass. We fished 2 different areas, both were in deep water. The first area was fished in the middle of the night using my submerged green light. The bait came to the light fish darted though the bait all night long. All of our fish at this spot were caught on a key lime Tater Baits Tater Shad with a chartreuse 1/2- ounce jig head. The fish were from the surface down to 40 feet. There were bigger fish 50 to 60 feet deep, but we could not get them to commit to our bait. At daybreak the bait and fish dispersed so we headed to a big cove with deep water. We found some spotty topwater and landed 2 big hybrids, but we missed another. The fish were spread out from the shoreline to the middle of the cove. We were casting Kastmasters and swimbaits and caught fish on both. By 7AM the feed stopped, and I couldn’t find the fish anywhere else in the area. It was time for me to get back to the resort to check out one of our newer rental tritoon boats. I made it back just as our guests were driving down to our dock. Wayne had a fun morning with some largemouth and white bass topwater action. He was casting out a topwater bait. Brian, Debbie and Brittany have been having fun catching white bass, hybrids and striped bass. Brian has also found some nice crappie. They have mainly been using live threadfin shad.

The surface water temperature was a little over 71 degrees in the main lake. The main lake is clear with coves slightly stained. The lake level rose a little overnight due do yesterday’s rainfall. Lake level currently sits at 556.51 ft msl. This is basically right at normal seasonal pool.

Hummingbird Hideaway Resort still has cabins available. Give us a call to plan your fishing or summer family vacation. We have pictures of the cabins, boats and dock here on our website. Click on one of the icons at the top of this page if you’re not familiar with our resort. 

Enjoy Norfork Lake in the Arkansas Ozarks!