Glen, a good friend and I had a great early morning striped bass fishing. We both were using Tater Shads. I was using copper rose and Glen started out with key lime. After I landed my third striper Glen switched to copper rose and started landing fish. It is really funny on how color patterns sometimes matter and other times you can fish anything, and they will bite. We ended up landing 7 stripers and a handful of white bass. White bass and smaller stripers were found from the surface down to about 30 feet. The bigger fish were 40 feet down to 70 or 80 feet. I was sitting in 100+ feet of water. We started fishing around 3:30 – 4:00AM. I set out my green light and that was all it took. The bait and fish showed up almost immediately. At daylight the bait and fish started to scatter so I decided to scope out some new areas, since we had our limit on board already. In one cove we found quite a few fish and a few topwater feeding bass. The stripers were suspended from 35 feet to the bottom in 75 feet of water. We fished a short time, but these fish wanted nothing to do with anything we were offering. I continued to look around and found another main lake point in 70 feet of water that was holding a few stripers. This spot will be for another day. We headed back to Hummingbird Hideaway Resort’s dock as Glen had a lot of fish to clean. LOL

The surface water temperature this morning was around 78-79 degrees. The lake level is 560.48 ft msl. The water is clear on the main lake and slightly stained in the creeks & coves. The water level is rising very slowly at this time. I didn’t notice much of anything floating in the water due to the lake level rise. This is not to say that you won’t find large floating objects out in the lake so be careful and very watchful.

Hummingbird Hideaway Resort still has cabins available during June and July. Summer fishing and family vacation fun time is here. Give us a call with any questions or for reservations at 870-492-5113. If you have not been to Norfork Lake before you will absolutely fall in love with it! If you have visited in the past, it’s time to come back!

Enjoy Norfork Lake in the Arkansas Ozark.