Winter pattern is NOW
December 19, 2012
Lake Norfork - Freshwater Fishing Report
The water temp is in the mid to upper 50's and the lake level is 541.2. Stripers are moving all over the lake and look for the shad and they'll be close by. Get your bait down to around 20ft. Try a swimbait and reel it slow and steady. Bass are hitting crankbaits in 5-15ft.deep. If it's windy fish the banks with the wind blowing in on them. Try a spinnerbait too. If the water is pretty calm throw a jig to the bank and work it back to the boat slow. Sometimes they will hit it on the fall so be ready. If you see fish down 30-50ft. Drop a jigging spoon. Remember the lake is low so be carefull.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.
WARNING!!! While out on the water please be advised that this is now WATERFOWL SEASON!! It is advised to keep a safe distance from decoy spreads and Duck blinds.Waterfowl shotgun loads are generally high powered and have steel shot loads. These shot loads have a tendency to skip along the surface before dropping energy.
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