Lou Gabric’s brother-in-law from Florida, Ken (right), hooked this big striped bass in the cold on Norfork Lake over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Lou operates Hummingbird Hideaway Resort and is one of our regular Fishing Report contributors. He tells us the lake’s pattern shifting to winter, meaning the fish are going deeper following the bait, like shad. The numerous fronts that have moved through recently have noticeably affected the bite on the lake. Lou says the best bite on the lake rates this way: white bass, largemouth and spotted bass, crappie, with hybrid bass and striped bass beginning to pick up. Tom Reynolds of STR Outfitters, who guides on Norfork Lake, says the stripers, hybrids, largemouth and white bass are feeding heavily now. And there are reports that the crappie bite is heating up near and over the brush piles. Tom says several of the creeks leading into Norfork are holding stripers. Looks like lots of opportunity, but wear layers!