Some of the most respected names in the American Sport Fishing industry, like Al Lindner, Mark Martin, and Gary Roach, stay at Rocking Chair Resort. The combination of good fishing and good accommodations is what brings them here!
Lake Norfork has excellent fishing. In fact, many experts claim that Lake Norfork has the best fresh water striped bass fishing in America. The average striper caught in Lake Norfork weighs about 11 pounds. Many exceed 25 pounds, with a lake record of 48 pounds. However, you are not limited to fishing for stripers!
With the White River and the North Fork River just minutes away, you can also fish for rainbow, brown, brook, and cutthroat trout. All-Tackle and Line Class World Record brown, rainbow, brook, and cutthroat trout have been caught in both rivers. We can arrange guided fishing trips for you with top-notch Lake Norfork guides as well as guided trout fishing trips for the White River and North Fork River.
In all, you can fish for 21 different sport fish species within 25 minutes of Rocking Chair. Lake Norfork has healthy populations of walleye, largemouth, smallmouth, and Kentucky (spotted) bass. Lake Norfork has hundreds of submerged fish attractors providing habitat to good populations of large crappie. There's even a chance you'll catch the beautiful but rare Ozark bass, or an elusive shadow bass.
Fishing is excellent all year round on Lake Norfork, and there are no closed seasons. And since Rocking Chair is open all year, you'll never need to wonder when you can fish and stay with us. Different seasons bring different fishing conditions. Just tell us when you are coming and we'll advise on how to fish or set you up with a guided trip.