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Posts with tag: "Striper Fishing"
We're in Arkansas Wild & GAFF Magazines!
Sunday, March 15, 2015
We're in Arkansas Wild & GAFF Magazines!

Lucky us!  Mockingbird Bay Resort has made an appearance in some high-profile magazines, thanks to John Felsher and Jim Edlund -- sports writers and great anglers!  We surely appreciate you guys...and invite you to come back to The Bay anytime.  :) 

Stripers in Paradise
Thursday, May 08, 2014
We're in Arkansas Wild & GAFF Magazines!

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 ...