E-mail: tom@stroutfitters.com

 

 Toll Free: 877.246.4896



 


STR Outfitters striper service consistently has the largest catches on the lake, we use the latest equipment and specialize in live bait for the most and best catches.  Our boats are made for stripers, we use 21' Falcon center console boats with swivel captain chairs for a comfortable trip. We guide year around and invest the time to ensure you have the best opportunity to land that wall mount. STR Outfitters fishes out of Tracy Ferry Marina in Mountain Home, AR.

Lake Norfork is know as one of the top trophy striper lakes in the country, the average striper is between 10 and 14 pounds with many in the twenties and some even topping the thirty-pound mark!.

Striper fishing techniques vary on Lake Norfork based on the season, each year usually in March, the stripers begin their spawning run and can be found in very shallow water. We use lighter lines and smaller baits to catch these fish.

In early spring the fish begin moving and become very aggressive, we use larger baits and still fish in shallow water but use balloons to keep the bait in the strike zone. This is a fun time of year to fish, stripers will be chasing shad and you should see a lot of top water action. The strikes are violent and will give you a thrill of a life time. The spring fishing usually runs into May then we change over to a mix of free lines and downlines as the fish begin to move deeper.

Once summer arrives, the stripers will go into deeper water and begin relating to points and channels, we use down lines to position the bait over and within the school, during this time we usually have six poles in the water and it is very common to have all the baits hit at the same time. It becomes a Chinese fire drill with lots of action in a very short time.

Fall is a transition time, the stripers start to scatter and it is necessary to use all of the different techniques to catch these fish. Large schools of stripers begin roaming and are feeding heavy for their winter migration.

Winter fishing may be slow but if you're looking to catch that one really big fish, it's the time of year where you will have the lake and fish to yourself. The stripers have migrated from the creeks into the main lake river channels and can be caught using shad, shiners & spoons.


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STR OUTFITTERS
547 Mossy Rock Pl.
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
Toll Free: 877.246.4896
E-mail: tom@stroutfitters.com


Last Updated: 06/07/2019
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