Norfork Lake News

10/17/2018 1:07:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
Norfork Lake's striper bite is heating up. We are catching stripers up past the state line and in the south in the Big Creek area. Again, live bait is the best bait for both morning and afternoon fish...

10/8/2018 4:41:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
Norfork Lake's striper migration has begun. I have seen two striper guides fishing the Robinson Point area, but I suspect they are not having much luck. The latest oxygen report shows that area has le...

10/1/2018 9:39:00 AM
The Baxter Bulletin
The live bait striper bite on the lower part of Norfork Lake, near the dam, has collapsed. Last Thursday was our last good day, but it was very slow compared to the past weeks. On Friday I tried fishi...

9/26/2018 8:38:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
Alderman allegedly sped off east on U.S. Highway 62 E. towards Norfork Lake. Speeds during the case reached 80 miles per hour, according to the affidavit in the case. Shortly after he passed Arkansas ...

9/25/2018 11:30:00 AM
The Baxter Bulletin
The Norfork Lake striper bite continues near the dam, but we should see a major change in the coming weeks. I expect by next weekend we should begin to see a shift in the migration of stripers. With t...

9/17/2018 12:23:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
The Norfork Lake striper bite will continue near the dam until the water begins to cool. Instead of the water getting cooler, it's going up with the warm afternoons. No rain increases the chances the ...

9/16/2018 11:51:00 AM
The Baxter Bulletin
Carnahan wins high school bass tourney on Norfork Lake Carnahan wins high school bass tourney on Norfork Lake Check out this story on baxterbulletin.com: https://www.baxterbulletin.com/story/sports/hi...

9/11/2018 1:09:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
The striper bite continues to be excellent on Norfork Lake but will change in the next week or two. I'm continuing to fish close to the dam in water 70 to 85 feet with my lines set just off the bottom ...

9/4/2018 12:07:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
The striper bite continues to be excellent on Norfork Lake. On Friday, the action was so fast we finished up quickly, so I invited a local who fishes by me to come on my boat. We hooked up the other p...

8/27/2018 11:16:00 AM
The Baxter Bulletin
The striper bite continues to be excellent on Norfork Lake, but the stripers are concentrating within sight of the dam. Thumb Point, Koso Point and all the areas around and near the dam are where the ...

8/12/2018 1:42:00 AM
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
A Mountain Home woman who was unresponsive when she was pulled from Norfork Lake on Monday evening is believed to have drowned while swimming there, authorities said. The Baxter County sheriff's offic...

8/7/2018 1:53:00 AM
The Northwest Arkansas Times
One person died and three more were injured in a boating accident on Norfork Lake in north Arkansas on Sunday. Shortly after noon, the Baxter County sheriff's office received a report that a private b...

8/6/2018 4:32:00 PM
KY3
NORFORK LAKE, Ark . - Campers said Sunday was a typical day on the Norfork Lake, until they heard the ambulance sirens. Debbie Guemmer, from De Soto, Mo., said, "There were like two more ambulances, a...

8/6/2018 12:41:00 AM
The Northwest Arkansas Times
One person died and three more were injured in a boating accident on Norfork Lake in north Arkansas on Sunday. Shortly after noon, the Baxter County sheriff’s office received a report that a private b...

8/5/2018 11:53:00 PM
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
One person died and three more were injured when a boat capsized on Norfork Lake in north Arkansas on Sunday afternoon. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Dan Noble said one of the ...

8/5/2018 6:21:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
A 71-year-old Missouri woman was killed and three people injured when a boat capsized shortly after noon Sunday on Norfork Lake. According a news release from Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, 71 ...

8/5/2018 4:52:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — One person was killed and three others were injured when a boat capsized on a popular recreational lake in northern Arkansas. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman ...

8/5/2018 3:55:00 PM
5 News
BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) -- One person is dead after a boat capsizes on Norfork Lake, near Mountain Home, in North-Central Arkansas. Baxter County officials confirm one person died in the crash and ...

7/31/2018 8:22:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
Striper fishing continues to be the hot bite on Norfork Lake. Right now, everybody who either live bait fishes, trolls or spoons is catching stripers. This year, with the normal water levels, the lake ...

7/24/2018 10:24:00 AM
The Baxter Bulletin
This past week has seen a lot of Norfork Lake stripers caught. My son and I have landed multiple limits of stripers daily. The striper bite right now is almost entirely live bait. Some are being caugh...

7/19/2018
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

7/17/2018 12:51:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
The striper bite continues to be great the first two hours of light on Norfork Lake. I did find a striper bite after 7 a.m., but it took a lot of searching to find active fish. What I found was stripe...

7/16/2018 1:52:00 PM
KAIT
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (KAIT/USACE) - The Army Corps of Engineers' Mountain Home Project Office will be performing road maintenance for the next 4 to 6 weeks at several boat launch ramps and parking area...

7/16/2018 1:52:00 PM
KAIT
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (KAIT/USACE) - The Army Corps of Engineers' Mountain Home Project Office will be performing road maintenance for the next 4 to 6 weeks at several boat launch ramps and parking area...

7/7/2018 5:21:00 PM
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
A Mountain Home woman who was unresponsive when she was pulled from Norfork Lake on Monday evening is believed to have drowned while swimming there, authorities said. The Baxter County sheriff's offic...

7/2/2018 11:53:00 AM
The Baxter Bulletin
The striper bite has gone from good to outstanding this past week on Norfork Lake. The week before, we had a hard time catching any size or numbers, but now we are limiting out in less than two hours on each trip. This past Saturday and Sunday morning ...

6/26/2018 11:04:00 AM
The Baxter Bulletin
Striper and walleye fishing on Norfork Lake is good but inconsistent. Depending on what part of the lake you're fishing, you will either limit out or look at lots of stripers on you locator and not get a bite. The area around the bridges seems to hold more ...

6/19/2018 2:06:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
Striper and walleye fishing on Norfork Lake is the hot bite right now. The stripers have set into their summer pattern of being higher in the water column at early light then moving deeper as the sun comes up. The good news is the bite is lasting longer in ...

6/14/2018 11:21:00 PM
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
A Mountain Home woman who was unresponsive when she was pulled from Norfork Lake on Monday evening is believed to have drowned while swimming there, authorities said. The Baxter County sheriff's office said the woman — identified as 35-year-old Cassandra ...

6/13/2018 4:34:00 PM
North Texas e-News
Reports from Norfork Lake all the way across to Beaver Lake (in photo) are indicating that striper action is excellent. At Beaver Lake, Quinton Baumgartner of Missouri caught the pictured 33-pounder, and guide Mike Bailey says topwater action for stripers ...

6/12/2018 1:56:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
The striper fishing on Norfork Lake continues to be very good for the first two hours each morning. Now that we are entering the dark moon phase, you can expect to find feeding stripers later in the morning on the flats in water depths of 40 to 60 feet.

6/8/2018 12:12:00 PM
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
A Mountain Home woman who was unresponsive when she was pulled from Norfork Lake on Monday evening is believed to have drowned while swimming there, authorities said. The Baxter County sheriff's office said the woman — identified as 35-year-old Cassandra ...

6/4/2018 6:52:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
The striper fishing on Norfork Lake is still very good for the first two hours each morning. The stripers have moved off the banks and are roaming the deep channels in water depths ranging from 50 to 150 feet. We are seeing each day the stripers are now ...

5/27/2018 8:55:00 PM
KY3
Michael Deere rode along with one Army Corps Ranger to see if folks are following the laws. Norfork Lake in north Arkansas draws folks from both Arkansas and Missouri, to enjoy the nearly 700 miles of coastline the lake offers. With so many people on the ...

5/25/2018 9:02:00 PM
KY3
Shepherd's Smokin' Summer Kick-Off underway at Shepherd of the Hills Watch KY3 newscasts live or on a loop all day. You are watching a stream of KY3 News. If the newscast is not live, we will loop the previous newscast. Also, the screen will appear in ...

5/25/2018 9:00:00 PM
KY3
BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. -- All of our great area lakes will be hopping over the long holiday weekend. Michael Deere reports on why a swim area at Norfork Lake in north Arkansas was forced to closed and now is open. The swim beach at Bidwell Point at Norfork ...

5/25/2018 4:09:00 PM
KAIT
A popular swim beach at Norfork Lake is back open, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. According to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Mountain Home Project office, the Bidwell Point swim beach has been retested and it is ready for public use.

5/24/2018 8:01:00 AM
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Popping four quarters into a vending machine at the hatchery on a southern arm of Norfork Lake in the Natural State's far north buys a handful of food pellets. Youngsters and adults can toss the nuggets into one of 96 raceways that nurture fledgling trout ...

5/23/2018 11:13:00 PM
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Popping four quarters into a vending machine at the hatchery on a southern arm of Norfork Lake in the Natural State's far north buys a handful of food pellets. Youngsters and adults can toss the nuggets into one of 96 raceways that nurture fledgling trout ...

5/23/2018 5:15:00 AM
KY3
MTN. Home, Ar-The Corps of Engineers, Mountain Home Project Office has closed Bidwell Point swim beach on Norfork Lake until further notice. The temporary closure is the result of higher than acceptab...





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