National Pro Reports
North Carolina Reports
Lake Crabtree, NC
2016-08-15
Catfishing here is very abundant and extremely active. I recommend the following for best results bait wise. Chicken or Rabbit liver, Nightcrawlers, Minnows or Shad and Hot Dogs. The catfish feed... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Falls 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. Falls 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:
36.016550
Maximum Depth (ft):
3
County:
Wake
Longitude:
-78.702621
Normal Elevation (ft):
251
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
12500
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2015-11-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 63
Out on 11/10 Not bad a lot of junk in the water, Caught 2 bass 3lb && 3.5lb that\'s about it. using square bill in 10-15ft of water east of 98 brdg.
Guest
2015-04-14
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 65
Out Monday 4/13 Got on water about 9:30 A fished until 1:45 towards the dam area and landed 7 bass 13\" to 15\".all caught on green 6\" lizard carolina rigged and fished slow.5 out of 7 on timber
Guest
2014-06-13
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 80
went Wed. morning.On water @ 7A.Fished in dam area and we caught 7 bass fishing about 15-25 ft. off bank in 8-15 ft water using 6\" watermelon lizards with 1/4 oz weight, Carolina rigged.Fish were 2-3.5# and healthy.Bite shut down about 10A
Guest
2013-06-19
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Nice fishing a slow worm off deep shelf\'s. Just caught a 4 1/2 lb.
Guest
2013-05-13
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Really? There are no smallmouth bass in Falls Lake.
Guest
2013-05-11
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 68
Using soft baits on Texas and Carolina rig and white spinner. Water is muddy but a lot of action. Caught 2 large and 2 small mouth off of Blue Jay point. May 9, 10 2013
Guest
2013-05-11
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 68
Using soft baits on Texas and Carolina rig and white spinner. Water is muddy but a lot of action. Caught 2 large and 2 small mouth off of Blue Jay point.
Guest
2013-05-10
Species: White Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Good day to all! Went fishing 5/9/13 caught three white bass landed two,at beaver dan grill area.
Guest
2013-05-04
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 64
fished on may 2nd 2013....slow day... water temp dropped from 75 the week before to 64...cloudy windy and drizzling out.... caught one in 10ft of water. seems the fish have pulled off to deeper water with the change in weather...they were suspending off of channels and secondary points... i was not able to catch them... but it sure is nice to be out... another boater at the ramp said he caught 3 small ones real shallow on senkos....not sure of the truth in that but take it for what its worth... take it easy
Guest
2013-05-04
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 64
fished on may 2nd 2013....slow day... water temp dropped from 75 the week before to 64...cloudy windy and drizzling out.... caught one in 10ft of water. seems the fish have pulled off to deeper water with the change in weather...they were suspending off of channels and secondary points... i was not able to catch them... but it sure is nice to be out... another boater at the ramp said he caught 3 small ones real shallow on senkos....not sure of the truth in that but take it for what its worth... take it easy
Falls Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Falls Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- During the post-spawn you will still find the Largemouth shallow, on secondary points.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 92 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Falls Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Falls Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Smallmouth in Falls???????

Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Falls Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Falls Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- get dem under dat log rite dere in holly point campsite 58 or so all dem twists n terns is a damn good place for them
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Falls Lake Walleye Rating:
1.5
Falls Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperatures up this high, the walleye will really be moving slow and feeding even slower. It will be extremely difficult to stay on fish and catch good numbers. There will be good days that you can find a good pattern and fill the live well up. The good days of walleye fishing will be fewer and farther between until the water temperature gets back down. Good luck.
Falls Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Falls Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- go up near beaverdam in the upper part of falls lake. Use hot dogs their cheap but if you want to catche some big ones use gizzaard shad. the heads catch the big fish
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Catfish will be more active than most other species in the lake. However they will be feeding much slower due to the lake having less oxygen and less healthy than when the water temperature is a little cooler. Donít throw in the towel, your monster catfish may be waiting for you. As always the best time to go fishing is every time you can go fishing. Good luck!
Falls Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4
Falls Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Falls Lake White Bass Rating:
4
Falls Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fished at beaver dam 5-9-13 caught 3 land two keepers,about 630 pm. Near grilling area.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Falls Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
Falls Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

06:43 EST

Sunset:

19:50 EST

Moon Phase:


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