Falls Lake

Current Temperature:
68°

Est Water Temperature:
74° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.05 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Falls Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-09-10
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Falls Lake General Information
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. Vital fishing information for Falls Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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!

Falls Lake is located in the upper portion of the Neuse River Basin, nestled very near North Carolina’s bustling “Triangle Area”. The reservoir covers almost 12,500 acres with water, and is surrounded by 25,500 acres of public land. The dam is located just outside of Raleigh, and the lake stretches 22 miles upstream to the confluence of the Eno, Flat, and Little Rivers near Durham. Falls Lake offers many recreational opportunities to the public. Take some time to get to know Falls Lake and the opportunities it provides right here amid the rapidly growing Triangle Area! Anglers will also find plenty of opportunities at Falls Lake. You may fish from the shoreline or from your boat - just make sure youve got your license! There are also three designated fishing areas at the lake, providing parking and a cleared shoreline. Please see the map here and scroll to the Falls of the Neuse Reservoir section. Fishing is permitted throughout the reservoir in accordance with state and local laws. [Falls Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/05/2008]
State:
North Carolina

County:
Wake

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
12500

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
36.016550

Longitude:
-78.702621

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
200

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Falls Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Falls Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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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):
74 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Falls Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Falls Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2/5
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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 Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Falls Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.7/5
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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):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Falls Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Falls Lake Walleye Rating:
   1.5/5
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Falls Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
Falls Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Falls Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.7/5
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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):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. It’s perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Falls Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Falls Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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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 Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Falls Lake White Bass Rating:
   4.1/5
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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 Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Falls Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.9/5
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Falls Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
07:01 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:17 EST







Falls Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.ncwildlife.org  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.ncwildlife.org/fs_index_01_li...  

State Parks
http://www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/ncpar...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg03_Fishing/p...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg02_Regs/pg2b...