Hope Your Arm is Okay!
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 ...

Fishing on Norfork Lake
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!  :)

Badass News of the Week
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 9:19AM

The hydroplane races are coming back to Norfork Lake, so mark your calendars:  July 31-Aug 3! Pigeon Creek will be abuzz with hydroplanes!  Racers will flock to Mountain Home, Arkansas, or more specifically NORFORK LAKE, for "The Buzz on Pigeon Creek."  Check out the excitement of these unique boats known for their high performance two-cycle motors that make a "buzzing" sound as they reach racing speeds up to 90 mph.Participants from at least 15 states will be part of the Buzz on Pigeon Creek.Bring your lawn chairs and watch the races from along the shore of Pigeon Creek Park, just off of AR201 North. There will be food for sale as well as Buzz on Pigeon Creek T-shirts. 

Fishing Derby 2014 on Norfork Lake
Friday, February 07, 2014 10:36AM

Solo Exhibit of Art Quilts at Blackbird Cafe
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. 

Snowbirds Welcome
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.  

Hill and Hollow Quilt Show 2013
Thursday, October 03, 2013 12:03PM

Mark you calendars and get ready to celebrate fresh inspiration at the Hill & Hollow Quilt Show at the Baxter County Fairgrounds coming up fast -- October 24-26.  There will be over 300 beautiful quilts on display, plus lots of cool vendors, a country store (be sure to stop by and buy one of my Mom's unique flower pincushions!), lots of door prizes, demonstrations, a silent auction, and special exhibits and displays.  Food and snacks will be available, so plan to eat there too!  Doors open at 9:30 a.m.  Admission is $5. *As a fellow quilter, I welcome all quilters and their entourages to stay overnight at Mockingbird Bay Resort in one of our cozy cabins.  In fact, we will give a 20% lodging cabin special rate to guests attending the quilt show!  :)  (Mention this special when you reserve your cabin.)  See our website for more info, and feel free to call if you have any questions or would like to reserve yourself a cottage.(870) 491-5151.  See y'all at the quilt show!!!  :)  Cheers! 

Beautiful Time of Year on Norfork Lake
Monday, September 23, 2013 8:47AM

Seriously, lately we've had some of the most beautiful weather ever!  Clear blue sky, calm lake,  warm sun, cool evenings... Absolute food for the soul.  I hear from the weatherman that it's even supposed to warm up a tad more as this week goes along -- so come on down to Mockingbird Bay Resort.  Squeeze the last bit of Summer out before Fall truly kicks in.Try to get away for a quick cabin stay and recharge, rejouvenate, and replenish your soul.  You'll be so glad you did -- and it'll be well worth it!  See you here!  Cheers!  :)  

Vodka Jello Shooters from St. Louis
Saturday, August 31, 2013 8:53AM

Mockingbird Bay Resort guests from St. Louis who are known for their vodka jello shooters are in the house this Labor Day Weekend!  New fangled flavors and colors are always interesting --this year's are watermelon, key lime pie, and chocolate raspberry...plus there's the usual staples: pineapple, orange cremesicle, strawberry, and grape. We wish y'all a fantastic Labor Day Weekend on the lake -- sorry, if we couldn't get you in this weekend...since all of our cabins filled up.  Consider this:  Perhaps you'd like to reserve a cabin in mid-October for some leaf-peeping / Ozark fall foliage / autumn color scenic tours!  Give us a call, 870-491-5151, and we'll be so happy to have you.Have a safe and fun-filled weekend!See you here!  Cheers!  :)

Pre-Back-To-School Pool Time
Sunday, August 18, 2013 11:56AM

It's the last weekend before school starts here in Mountain Home -- so time to get a little last-minute lakeside and pool-side time in.  Luckily, the weather is gorgeous!  All week this week and into Labor Day Weekend looks to be nice and sunny with perfect temps for outdoor activities.  So try not to stress too much about school starting...there's still time to have fun on the weekends and holidays.  Give us a call, if you'd like to rent a cabin!  See you here!  Cheers!  :)