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North Carolina Reports
Falls Lake, NC
2017-02-26
Got three nice bass...one white, one largemouth, and one spotted. The spotted was 3.25 lbs, the largemouth was 2.15 lbs. My friend caught a 6.16 lbs... [more]

Lake Norman, NC
2017-02-21
Caught 3 lb largemouth in 4' off point with live bait... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Badin Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Badin Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
North Carolina
Latitude:
35.459888
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Davidson
Longitude:
-80.111725
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
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Guest
2016-07-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
The reports here are Laughable(site report, not other fishermens real time experiences) bass down south don't stop biting bc of the heat! Bass have to support their higher metabolic rate spurred on by the higher water temps. Sure, the bite CHANGES, when it gets hot but the durn things gotta eat and warmer water down here means an aggressive need to feed. Top waters are good early and evening, also hit em on black/blue combo jigs. Spend time finding the schools of bait fish. Best success is always fishing parallel to bank, bass will feed up so no need to be on the bottom. Suspending cranks do well especially along rocky edges that lead around main creek channel flows. Look for quality on this lake, not quantity. Green pumpkin finesse worms can trigger bites in the heat of the day. I test lures for 30 mins once I find em, then tweak one variable at a time (color, size, type). Stay focused and you can zone in on what they want for a particular day.
Guest
2016-07-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
The reports here are Laughable(site report, not other fishermens real time experiences) bass down south don't stop biting bc of the heat! Bass have to support their higher metabolic rate spurred on by the higher water temps. Sure, the bite CHANGES, when it gets hot but the durn things gotta eat and warmer water down here means an aggressive need to feed. Top waters are good early and evening, also hit em on black/blue combo jigs. Spend time finding the schools of bait fish. Best success is always fishing parallel to bank, bass will feed up so no need to be on the bottom. Suspending cranks do well especially along rocky edges that lead around main creek channel flows. Look for quality on this lake, not quantity. Green pumpkin finesse worms can trigger bites in the heat of the day. I test lures for 30 mins once I find em, then tweak one variable at a time (color, size, type). Stay focused and you can zone in on what they want for a particular day.
Guest
2016-07-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
The reports here are Laughable(site report, not other fishermens real time experiences) bass down south don't stop biting bc of the heat! Bass have to support their higher metabolic rate spurred on by the higher water temps. Sure, the bite CHANGES, when it gets hot but the durn things gotta eat and warmer water down here means an aggressive need to feed. Top waters are good early and evening, also hit em on black/blue combo jigs. Spend time finding the schools of bait fish. Best success is always fishing parallel to bank, bass will feed up so no need to be on the bottom. Suspending cranks do well especially along rocky edges that lead around main creek channel flows. Look for quality on this lake, not quantity. Green pumpkin finesse worms can trigger bites in the heat of the day. I test lures for 30 mins once I find em, then tweak one variable at a time (color, size, type). Stay focused and you can zone in on what they want for a particular day.
Guest
2014-10-02
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 77
10/2/14: Water temp 76.6 not 67 as stated in fishing report. Went this AM. Could find plenty of fish but bite very poor. Most fish are still in the main channel and at 15 to 25 feet deep around/in schools of bait fish. E.H.T.
Guest
2012-06-26
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 80
stay in deep water but only fish half way to the bottom. the fish are elavated but still deep.
Guest
2011-09-04
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
we caght a walleye today and we looked it up and it was a walleye so eat your heart out
Guest
2011-07-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 84
fished from 6am to 12pm got afew nice bass on plastic fishing grass lines. water semi clear, and calm until about 10. alot of shad schooling saw some bass breaking the surface. saw alot of cats be catched off of noodles.
Guest
2011-05-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
You are correct about the trout not being in badin but I have seen a walleye approx. 3 lb come out of its waters.Would not have believed it if I didnt watch it being caught,this was about 1991
Guest
2010-09-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"There are no trout in Badin, there never has been."
Guest
2010-08-27
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
We slay the catfish with live shad all year long
Badin Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Badin Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Badin Lake at 54 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Badin Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Badin Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Badin Lake Walleye Rating:
2
Badin Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are NO walleye in Badin Lake.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Badin Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Badin Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Badin Lake White Bass Rating:
4
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Badin Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Badin Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Stripers are still deep, best tecnique is to pull unbralla rigs between 20 and 30 ft. Some verticle jigging is another good way to pick up these fish.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

07:52 EST

Sunset:

19:12 EST

Moon Phase:


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