Friday, April 18, 2014 6:16PM
...Eh-hem! ...in that cast! Here's an updated fishing report hot off the press by Tom Reynolds of STR Outfitters. Norfork Lake is at normal pool. The water temperature is in the high-fifties and rising. The water visibility is stained. The cold weather this week has slowed the bite but with the full moon and warming trend the stripers & bait will move back into the creeks. The stripers have moved in the creek following the shad. Shad are in the creeks and getting ready to spawn on this week’s full moon, both gizzard & threadfin shad can be caught in the creeks now. The lake hit the 60 degree range in the creeks but has dropped back due to the rain and cold weather. I fished Bennett’s Bayou and Big Creek and caught stripers from 6 am to 1 pm, the best bite was mid-day with clouds or overcast skies. Sunny days the bite is off with very little activity. I fished with Don, Chuck, & Larry and we caught stripers all morning, Larry caught the big striper, it was 17 lbs. The stripers were caught on 5 to 7 inch gizzard shad. The crappies are biting on minnow’s small spoons & jigs and minnows on brush piles in 2 to 8 feet of water in the mornings. The crappy are spawning but will be slow down with the cold weather; limits are being caught in all the major creek arms. Come rent a cabin at Mockingbird Bay Resort, and then ...
Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:24AM
A couple of fishing buddies from Missouri were having some good luck catching small mouth bass and stripers this weekend! Luckily, they entered the Fishing Derby -- so their catch may earn them $500 (per species). Good Luck to them! :)
Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:16PM
Finally, it is feeling and looking like Spring is here to stay! The daffodils are up in full force. The tulips are not out yet -- but their greens are about 5 inches tall...so it won't be long now. I noticed yesterday that the redbuds have little pink buds forming, so they'll be next. After the redbuds, the dogwoods pop -- and THAT is a sight to behold around here! Gorgeousness! :) Hope it's warm wherever you are! :)
Saturday, March 15, 2014 4:27PM
We found this note left behind in the Lake House after a lovely senior citizen hiking club checked out... They were so nice. :) "We agree we're coming back, with more hikers, maybe next March, or late Fall. We'll stay here!" ...That warms my heart!
Sunday, March 02, 2014 4:09PM
Here's a peek at a freshened up Mockingbird logo!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 6:07PM
Hi! Just wanted to post a quick blurb about a new watercolor impressionist quilt that's rather Valentiney, would you say?It's my Butterscotch Watercolor Quilt, which is for sale on Etsy.
Friday, February 07, 2014 10:36AM
Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:37PM
Very excited and honored to have 10 of my watercolor impressionist quilted wallhangings in Blackbird Cafe, in the beautiful Mountain Home library.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 11:13AM
A bit chilly, I'd say! Record cold temps across the region made for a very cold looking Norfork Lake. The wind whipped across the lake causing plumes of steam to waft high into the air like a giant boiling cauldron. What a great day to read a book in front of a crackling fireplace!
Monday, December 16, 2013 12:18PM
Good morning, everybody, from Mockingbird Bay Resort -- What a glorious sunrise we had...so thought I'd share! High temps will be around 50 for a couple of days. What a great way to welcome our Snow Birds from up north. Yes, we do have a limited number of cabins that we rent out monthly for folks who'd like to get out of the real cold weather of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, etc...and c'mon down for some fun at Mockingbird. We'll be welcoming our snowbirds in another week or so. Looking forward to their arrival! :) Call, if you'd like to head south for the winter and be a 'snowbird' too. 870-491-5151.