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Guide To Fishing At Falls Lake

AKA: Falls of the Neuse Lake, Falls Reservoir

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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, white bass, white perch, yellow perch, striped bass and chain pickerel at Falls Lake in North Carolina.

Falls Lake, NC

Largemouth bass tend to garner a great deal of the fishing attention here at Falls Lake, yet this healthy fishery has so much more to offer. This sprawling 12,400-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, on the outskirts of Durham, NC offers a wide variety of fish species. Catfish, crappie, white bass, stripers, perch and chain pickerel all provide anglers with an opportunity for a fun day of fishing. The water maintains a nice stain most of the time and there are sections of trees and stumps in many of the coves. Spinnerbaits, square bill crankbaits and jigs are popular when fishing shallow. Creek channels, ledges, humps and other structure often hold concentrations of fish, especially in summer and winter. Over 300 campsites, some with RV hookups are conveniently located around the lake. Public boat ramps, the marina and boat rentals are available to enhance your stay at Falls Reservoir.

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Primary fish species residing in Falls Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill White Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Striped bass Chain pickerel

Falls Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Rentals: Fishing boats, pontoon boats and bow riders
919 800-9716

Rollingview Marina
Rentals: Fishing kayaks and canoes
919 596-2194


Rollingview Marina
3940 Falls Lake Rd
Durham, NC 27703
919 596-2194

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Barton's Creek Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest sector of the lake, off the intersection of Durham Road and Six Forks Road, this is an excellent four-lane ramp with docks and paved parking for 100 vehicles.

Hickory Hill Boat Ramp
This is a multi-lane boat ramp with a dock. It has plenty of paved parking and is conveniently located near the intersection of I-85 and Redwood Roar on the northwest part of the lake.

Beaver Dam Boat Launch
Locate in Beaverdam Lake State Recreation Area, off Highway 50, this is a nice facility with two concrete lanes, a dock and paved parking.

Highway 50 Boat Launch State Recreation Area
A six-lane boat ramp, with docks and tons of paved parking make this a convenient place to launch.

Ledge Rock Boat Ramp
Four lanes of concrete rams, docks and lots of paved parking enhance this ideally located mid-lake in the northeast sector of the lake, on Olive Grove Church Road.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Holly Point Campground - 919 676-1027

Falls Lake State Recreation Area Campground - 919 676-1027

BW Wells Group Campsites - 919 676-1027

Rolling View Campground Loop C - 919 676-1027

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Contact Information

Falls Lake
Falls Lake State Recreation Area
13304 Creedmoor Rd
Wake Forest, NC 27587
919 676-1027


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Falls Lake in North Carolina.

Catfish, bass, white bass and stripers fishing in northeast NC.

Fishing at Falls Lake, in North Carolina.