Norfork Lake News

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...

8/5/2018 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 ...

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...

7/7/2018 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 3:31:00 AM
KOLR10 & Ozarks Local News
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 acceptable E. coli levels that were found during routine testing conducted by ...

5/22/2018 3:39:00 PM
KAIT
If your Memorial Day weekend plans include a trip to a Norfork Lake swim beach, you might need to change them. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Mountain Home Project Office has closed Bidwell Point swim beach due to higher than acceptable levels of E.

5/22/2018 11:39:00 AM
AZFamily
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.

5/21/2018 11:27:00 AM
The Baxter Bulletin
The fishing on Norfork Lake continues to improve. The shad are still spawning, and the stripers are on a very early morning bite. We are catching stripers as soon as we get a bait in the water somewhere around 5 a.m. The bite does not last long and is ...

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 ...





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