Welcome to our Nofork Lake Fishing Home Page

Norfork Lake is one of the most popular vacation spots in the Ozarks.  The lake has some beautiful surroundings to go along with its clear water.  With over 550 miles of shoreline and 22,000 surface acres, there is plenty of water here for pleasure boaters and fishermen.  Because of the warm climate, you can fish this lake year round.  The lake does not freeze over.

Norfork Lake is known as a good striped bass fishing lake, but there is so much more here to offer anglers.  Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, white bass, bream, crappie, walleye and catfish are all here.  Many of the species of fish are underfished and there is more water here to fish in a lifetime.

Learn About the Fish

Primary Species of Fish
Striped Bass & Largemouth Bass

This lake is known as a good striped bass lake.  Most anglers come here to target stripers, but the largemouth bass fishing is pretty good too and they get pressured a good amount here as well.  Some of the other species of fish are here in good numbers too, but they aren’t targeted as much by most anglers who visit here.

Secondary Species of Fish
Walleye, Catfish, Crappie, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass & White Bass

This lake has so many species of fish to target.  Walleye are actually here in pretty good numbers and size.  If you know how to fish clear water lakes for walleye, you can have some success here.  Catfish, crappie, bluegill, white bass, spotted bass and smallmouth bass are in this lake too and they can all be caught if you specifically target them.  Many anglers just go fishing and will end up catching a little bit of everything on their fishing trips here.

Nearby Trout Fishing

The nice thing about visiting Norfork lake is that you have the White and North Fork Rivers nearby if you want to go after rainbow trout and brown trout.  You can catch 1 lb. rainbow trout all day and there are some huge brown trout if you are looking for a trophy.