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Striper Fishing Today
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Appreciate the Ozarks

The guys from Graybar went out with guides this morning and caught some nice ones!By Loretta Zortman

Kentucky Bass by Valory
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Appreciate the Ozarks

As many of you know, we hosted a Norfork Lake Chamber of Commerce fishing media event here at Mockingbird Bay Resort, sponsored by Plano / Frabill, where Arkansas State Tourism invited a handful of awesome outdoor professional writers and pro staff to come to Norfork Lake and experience some stellar fishing, thanks to local guides, some out-of-state guides thanks to Rick Pierce of Bass Cat Boats and the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce.  A good time was had by all!  Fishing was great!  Frank and Val got to go out on a couple of occasions and enjoy the lake as well.  It was a 4-day event topped off with a delicious fish fry and live music by the band Coyote Union.  Go to Mockingbird Bay Resort's Facebook page for more photos -- I'll be gradually posting more. By Loretta Zortman

Hope Your Arm is Okay!
Friday, April 18, 2014
Appreciate the Ozarks

...Eh-hem!  ...in that cast! Inviting you to relax in a comfy cabin at Mockingbird Bay Resort, and then arrange for a fishing guide to pick you up right off our boat dock and take you out for either Norfork Lake striper fishing or trophy trout river fishing excursion -- an experience of a lifetime!!

Fishing on Norfork Lake
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Appreciate the Ozarks

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!  :)By Loretta Zortman

Spring in the Ozarks
Thursday, April 03, 2014

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!  :)

Lake Resort Reviews
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Appreciate the Ozarks

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! By Loretta Zortman

Valentine's Day Watercolor Heart Quilt
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Appreciate the Ozarks

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.

Fishing Derby 2014 on Norfork Lake
Friday, February 07, 2014

BRRRRRR!
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Appreciate the Ozarks

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!

Snowbirds Welcome
Monday, December 16, 2013
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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.