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Hot Action on Norfork as Weather Cools

The father-and-son angling team of the Koehlers from Paris, Arkansas, had a big day this past Tuesday fishing Norfork Lake. Included in their catch was a nice hybrid bass via vertical jigging with a spoon. The photo was provided by Lou Gabric. who operates Hummingbird Hideaway Report on Norfork Lake. Lou says many species, from bass to walleye, are active in Norfork Lake and relating to the flats.
“I have mainly been fishing on the various flats in the mid- to northern parts of the lake. Heading west of my resort, Hummingbird Hideaway Resort, the flats are near Mallard Point, Cranfield Island, Cranfield Campground, Seward Point, Briar Creek and then up around the Red Bank area. Heading east of our resort are the (Highway) 101 Bridge Flat; Big Sandy, which is a little past 101 Boat Dock; and the Cow Pasture, which is the area right before the 6B marker. Striped and hybrid bass, white bass, largemouth and spotted bass, catfish and walleye can all be found on these flats at some point during the day and sometimes multiple times during the day. The bait moves onto the flat and the predators move in to feed. The best fishing depth seems to vary based on the time of day. But it seems that 30-40 feet of water has been the most productive depths during daylight hours. As the lake water cools, the bait and fish will continue to move a little deeper.”

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