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Posts with tag: "Fun"
Kentucky Bass by Valory
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Kentucky Bass by Valory

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

Vodka Jello Shooters
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Kentucky Bass by Valory

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!  :)

Stripers in Paradise
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Kentucky Bass by Valory

By KENNETH L. KIESER Leavenworth Times outdoor columnist  Posted May. 7, 2014 @ 6:29 pm    Imagine going fishing in a boat with three professional fisherman on a dark, moonless night without lights. Then imagine this was your first fishing trip.Scary? You bet, just ask Valory Zortman.Her parents own Mockingbird Bay Resort on Norfork Lake in Arkansas, and she was not passing up this opportunity to fish for the legendary stripers she had heard about.The beautiful college coed was instructed on how to cast spinning tackle in a 19 ½ foot Legend bass boat with three other fishermen, or in other words, fishing in total darkness without hooking someone in the head with a big treble hook.Zortman and company were fishing in beautiful Norfork Lake for the healthy striper population, a predator that makes savage attacks and long runs like a rocket bound for Jupiter while stripping line and taxing reel drag systems with ease. Most people start out fishing for crappie or bluegill, but not Zortman. She was entering the fishing world in difficult conditions for a challenging fish.The night-time ride was cool and refreshing as the smooth-running Legend boat split the waves toward a distant cove with promising structure. Each angler cast straight out towards the shore and began a medium speed retrieve with Rogue lures.Veteran outdoor writer John Felsher soon hooked a ...

Come On Down
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Kentucky Bass by Valory

This striper is saying, Come on Down to Mockingbird Bay Resort for Some Fun!  ...can you read his lips?  He's serious!  The time to book your cabin is now.  Get your fishing gear ready, call your friends, grab your camera and c'mon down!  :)By Loretta Zortman

Striper Fishing Today
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Kentucky Bass by Valory

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

Hope Your Arm is Okay!
Friday, April 18, 2014
Kentucky Bass by Valory

...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
Kentucky Bass by Valory

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

Snowbirds Welcome
Monday, December 16, 2013
Kentucky Bass by Valory

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.  

Beautiful Time of Year on Norfork Lake
Monday, September 23, 2013
Kentucky Bass by Valory

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!  :)  

Pre-Back-To-School Pool Time
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Kentucky Bass by Valory

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!  :)