Norfork Lake News

5/14/2018 10:36:00 AM
The Baxter Bulletin
The fishing on Norfork Lake is on fire, the shad are spawning, and you can catch stripers, hybrids, and largemouth on most lake points. The lake is warming up fast, and this period will only last the next week or so before the fish start moving to their ...

5/8/2018 1:27:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
The Norfork Lake weather is starting to feel like summer, and the striper fishing is turning on. The shad have not spawned yet, but they are very close. It may still be a few days. The top-water bite is very sporadic right now. As the shad move to the ...

5/1/2018 1:04:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
It's starting to get warm, and Norfork Lake fishing is picking up. The only problem we had was the full moon. On every full moon, the stripers feed at night like deer, and the bite is over very early after the sun comes up. That's a good thing for those ...

4/26/2018 10:58:00 AM
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
CLARKRIDGE — The Baxter County sheriff's office said it retrieved a body from Norfork Lake on Saturday morning. Authorities said deputies responded to a call around 11:24 a.m. that a witness saw a vehicle in 10 to 12 feet of water at a dock in the ...

4/25/2018 6:34:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
The Norfork Lake tailwater is my absolute favorite trout stream. I hooked a big trout on my first cast. It took a huge run, and I had to carefully wade to the bank of a nearby island so I could quickly follow him on his run downstream. I was into the ...

4/24/2018 2:14:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
It was another crazy week of weather on Norfork Lake. We had some warm days, but the wind was from the east for four days and it blew out all the bait and dirty water from the creeks. So, as fishing got better the latter part of the week, catching bait ...

4/17/2018 1:37:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
It was another crazy week of Norfork Lake weather that produced lots of inconsistent patterns. We started the week cold with good fishing. As the week wore on, we had lots of high winds, bad storms, rising water, high boat traffic, and slower fishing.

4/11/2018 2:14:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
The Bass Cat Owners Invitational returns to Norfork Lake for its 31st annual event on Friday and Saturday. Fishing begins each day at 7 a.m., and weigh-ins will be held each afternoon, beginning at approximately 1:30 p.m. at Lake Norfork Marina in Henderson.

4/9/2018 1:04:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
Well, we started April with cold rain and snow on Norfork Lake. I figured striper fishing would be dead until we started getting warmer weather and south winds. The direct opposite happened as I had a trip on Monday and caught 12 stripers and hybrids in ...

4/2/2018 1:01:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
Once the water starts to reach the 60-degree mark, Norfork Lake will turn on fire. Everything will bite better with warmer weather. The best place to find fish is Bennett's Bayou and the Twin Coves area. Up past Cranfield, there is lots of bait in the area ...

3/27/2018 5:47:00 PM
KAIT
MOUNTAIN HOME, AR - A Missouri teenager in Mountain Home for a baseball tournament died over the weekend when he didn't resurface after a jump from a bluff on Norfork Lake. Baxter County sheriff's officials say 16-year-old Nicholas "Drew" Summers of ...

3/16/2018 11:29:00 PM
BolivarMONews.com
There will be around 50 tables of outdoor gear for sale. Vendors will be coming from as far as Norfork Lake, Arkansas. Proceeds from a separate room off the gymnasium will benefit the Panther Creek Youth project Dablemont created for underprivileged kids.

3/6/2018 7:20:00 PM
Weather
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2/15/2018 8:18:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
201 N a few miles north of Mountain Home — before crossing Norfork Lake at Pigeon Creek. Once the Clarkridge Substation was energized Wednesday afternoon, NAEC workers visited the Baxter Substation to fully integrate the co-op’s newest substation into ...

2/7/2018 4:00:00 PM
The Courier Online
All zebra mussels will be removed from the boat and the vessel will require power washing and a 30-day drying period and final inspection before the boat can be launched into Norfork Lake. To date, there have been no confirmed sightings of zebra mussels in ...

2/4/2018 8:59:00 AM
Arkansas Online
MOUNTAIN HOME — The Baxter County sheriff’s office has recovered a safe that was disposed of by burglars in Norfork Lake. The Baxter Bulletin reports that the safe was among numerous items stolen in a string of 15 commercial burglaries, for which the ...

1/5/2018 8:50:32 PM
8 ABC kait8.com
MOUNTAIN HOME, AR - Norfork Lake in northern Arkansas reached a new record high this morning. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the lake reached 579.32 feet at 9 a.m. The old record high was 579 feet, set in 1973. There was no indication the Corps ...

1/1/2018 3:46:00 PM
Fishing World
(Dec 8, 2017 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR) Given the 15-degree temperatures on Norfork Lake Friday morning, it sounds ridiculous that five of the six remaining anglers in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship are pleading for more wind. But those five ...

12/29/2017 2:00:00 AM
The Weather Channel
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12/20/2017 7:30:00 AM
The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
I recently returned from participating in the 2005 Bass Master Central Open Tour on Norfork Lake in Arkansas. Competing on the non-boater side was something I normally don't do. I like to fish out of my own boat. However, the chance to fish with likes of ...

12/16/2017 2:48:00 AM
NWA Online
It became Arkansas' 66th county in 1873, named for the state's 10th governor. It's home to Bull Shoals Lake and Norfork Lake. Its county seat is Mountain Home. And its most recent claim to fame -- infamy? -- is, according to one of its justices of the ...

12/8/2017 5:53:00 PM
Fishing World
(Dec 8, 2017 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR) Given the 15-degree temperatures on Norfork Lake Friday morning, it sounds ridiculous that five of the six remaining anglers in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship are pleading for more wind. But those five ...

12/8/2017 5:46:00 PM
The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — Given the 15-degree temperatures on Norfork Lake Friday morning, it sounds ridiculous that five of the six remaining anglers in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship are pleading for more wind. But those five anglers ...

12/6/2017 8:05:00 PM
The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
The father-son tandem found the bass they needed, and they now lead the two-day national team fishing championship taking place on Norfork Lake in northern Arkansas. The Mulkeys, who reside in Ash Grove, Mo., boated a five-bass limit that weighed 15 pounds ...

12/6/2017 7:29:00 PM
Fishing World
The father-son tandem found the bass they needed, and they now lead the two-day national team fishing championship taking place on Norfork Lake in northern Arkansas. The Mulkeys, who reside in Ash Grove, Mo., boated a five-bass limit that weighed 15 pounds ...

12/4/2017 2:43:00 AM
thefishingwire.com
Competitors will take on Norfork Lake during the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship held out of Mountain Home, Ark., Dec. 6-9. Photo by B.A.S.S. MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — Many anglers got their start in competitive fishing by teaming with a ...

12/1/2017 11:38:00 AM
Fishing World
The team with the heaviest total weight wins. This year, the tournament will head to Mountain Home, Ark., Dec. 6-9 with competition on Norfork Lake. After deciding a team champion on the final competition day, the six anglers from the Top 3 teams are sent ...

11/22/2017 3:33:00 AM
Arkansas Online
I'm thankful to live in a place where I can cross the U.S. 62 bridge over Norfork Lake on a clear day, go kayaking on the Mulberry River, visit Judge Parker's courtroom at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, and attend the huge Fourth of July community ...

11/22/2017 2:59:00 AM
Arkansas Online
I'm thankful to live in a place where I can cross the U.S. 62 bridge over Norfork Lake on a clear day, go kayaking on the Mulberry River, visit Judge Parker's courtroom at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, and attend the huge Fourth of July community ...

11/21/2017 11:50:00 PM
NWA Online
I'm thankful to live in a place where I can cross the U.S. 62 bridge over Norfork Lake on a clear day, go kayaking on the Mulberry River, visit Judge Parker's courtroom at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, and attend the huge Fourth of July community ...

11/16/2017
National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

10/26/2017 9:06:00 PM
Ozarks First.
If left uncontrolled, leachate could have seeped into the soil and ended up at nearby Norfork Lake, which is a major water supply for the people of Baxter County. The leachate is now properly being drained and hauled to the Springfield Water Treatment ...

10/24/2017 11:56:00 PM
thefishingwire.com
More than 200 teams are expected to battle for the national team title Dec. 6-7 on Norfork Lake in Mountain Home, Ark. The next two days, members of the Top 3 teams will fish solo with the individual winner earning an invitation to the Classic.

10/24/2017
National Weather Service

10/10/2017 6:30:00 PM
The Weather Channel
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9/27/2017 10:13:00 PM
Hometown Daily News
A release from the Corp’s office says a 20-mile section of perimeter maintenance will begin in the vicinity of Calamity Beach on Norfork Lake, in Baxter County, heading south to the Pigeon Creek Recreation Area on the western bank. On Bull Shoals Lake ...

9/26/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

9/11/2017 5:00:00 PM
Asbury Park Press
Striper fishing has slowed down on Norfork Lake. The oxygen levels are too low to support an active striper bite, therefore the stripers are in survival mode and have quit eating. I have suspended striper fishing until the water turns colder, which is ...

9/8/2017 1:10:00 PM
Baxter Bulletin
Stolen car found in Calamity Beach area of Norfork Lake Car found submerged in Calamity Beach area Check out this story on baxterbulletin.com: http://www.baxterbulletin.com/story/news/local/2017/09/08/stolen-car-found-calamity-beach-area-norfork-lake ...

9/7/2017 6:20:00 AM
The Weather Channel
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