Norfork Lake is an outstanding fishery, drawing enthusiasts from all
over the country. Nationally famous for the striped and hybrid bass it
Norfork Lake also offers great fishing for both large and small
mouth bass. Don’t overlook the walleye population. This much sought
after table fish has really come into its own. White bass, monster
and catfish are also plentiful.
We Never Close
Mild winters, water that never freezes, and a 365 day open season,
enable anglers to enjoy fishing throughout the year. Spring typically
comes early to Norfork Lake as does the traditional spring bite.
Our warm lazy summer days offer great bass and crappie fishing early in
the mornings and late in the evenings leaving your afternoons for other
lake adventures. For a real
thrill, try night fishing “under the lights”. The mosquitoes won’t
bother you. There are none. And fishing in the fall couldn’t be better as
you cruise the lake looking for that special hot spot while admiring
some of the most beautiful fall foliage that you have ever seen.
Need Help? You’ve Got
fishing on Norfork Lake is something that visitors not familiar with
the lake might find a bit challenging. The clear lake may be appealing
to swimmers and water sport enthusiasts, but when you can see thirty
feet into the water, the fish can see you too! That’s the
that Norfork Lake offers. Because the lake isn’t murky, lower test line
is commonly used so that the fish can’t see it. Spoons and other more
natural-looking lures are encouraged along with various live baits.
For the best experience, schedule a charter with one of the lake’s
professional fishing guides.
They are here to help you learn technique, bait choices, and locating
the big one you’re looking for. Don’t forget to stop in at one of the
on the lake. Those bait guys are just full of the most up to
date “what’s hot and what’s not” information. Some even offer bait
delivery services to select areas of the lake. And don’t forget those
owners. They literally live on the lake and are always willing
to steer you in the right direction. The key is to be patient and to
know when to fish deep but also know when the top water bite is on.
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