Norfork Lake


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Hummingbird Hideaway Resort on Norfork Lake

Date: 11/18/2016 4:00:00 PM

It was a good morning of fishing Norfork Lake. Striped bass, hybrid bass and white bass have schooled up and were feeding heavily. Vertical jigging a spoon in 40 - 50 ft of water. Large schools of feeding fish kept swimming by all morning long. :-) All of

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Norfork Lake Cabin Rentals

Date: 11/11/2016 4:46:48 PM

Romancing Norfork lake cabin rentals History - A Trip for RajasthanRajasthan, the brand mirrors myriad impressions supports an intricate tapestry from color, sound and smell. Romancing History - A Holiday vacation in RajasthanRajasthan, the brand evokes

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Norfork Lake water turning soon, staying busy catching fish

Baxter Bulletin

Date: 11/11/2016 3:53:00 PM

Our busy schedule on Norfork Lake continues. We had two groups in for our Cast & Blast package. We striper fish for two days and hunted pheasant the other day. The stripers are on the feed above the state line. This past week we caught more than 60 stripers

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Arkansas duo wins Bass Cat team event


Date: 11/10/2016 4:17:00 PM

The field fished Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals lakes on day 1 and the White River and Norfork Lake on day 2. Dubois and Bowman reported throwing 3/4-ounce jigs for most of the event. The winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Mexico's

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Hummingbird Hideaway Resort on Norfork Lake

Date: 11/4/2016 5:00:00 PM

What a beautiful cool morning on Norfork Lake. The sky looked like it was on fire just before sunrise. The cooler days and nights is finally starting to drop the lake water temperature. The fish are starting to get active again. Caught 2 stripers and 2 big

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• River: North Fork River
• Surface Area: 22,000 Acres
In the late 1930's, before construction of the Norfork Dam had begun, the local economy of Baxter County, Arkansas was deteriorating. The yearly per capita income had fallen to between one-hundred and two-hundred dollars, and in 1940 alone more than six hundred small farms were abandoned. Those who remained looked forward with enthusiasm to any solution that promised relief from their economic problems. Mountain Home, Arkansas, then the largest community, was described as having no prospect for new business and very few paved roads. When construction of the dam finally began in the spring of 1941 it was said that, "before the first shovel of dirt was thrown, or the first tree dozed down, the Mountain Home people knew that a new era had dawned" United States, History of the Corps of Engineers. As the largest nearby community, Mountain Home was to derive the most spectacular benefit for the Corps projects in the area. Centrally located between both Norfork and Bull Shoals Dam, few of its citizens could foresee the economic change Norfork Dam would bring to the poor agricultural community (Messick).

Clyde T. Ellis, who defeated Claude Fuller in 1938 to become the representative for the third district, envisioned a smaller Arkansas version of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Ellis made Norfork Dam his personal project and fought for it until construction began in the spring of 1941. Having won the election with the promise of cheap hydroelectricity, he hoped the dams would give rise to industry and lift the region out of the depths of depression. Ellis firmly believed that if Norfork Dam was built then the other dams would follow. Authorization for construction of the dam was included as part of the flood control act of June 28, 1938. Norfork Dam was to be one of six dams built to accomplish flood control in the White River basin. The act was later revised in 1941 to include Bull Shoals and Table Rock.
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