With all the fun and excitement of spring turkey season now drawing to a close, you may be thinking about spending some time with the family and a fishing pole or two. May is the perfect month for fishing here in our part of North Carolina. The weather is perfectly warm and breezy without all the humidity and insects of mid-summer. And May is also one of the most beautiful months to be outdoors here. The trees and pastures are still adorned with their luminescent spring green colors and accented by masses of blooms on dogwood trees, Eastern redbuds, and a variety of other flowering bushes and trees.
A Perfect Month for Fishing
If you are lucky enough to have your own well-stocked farm pond, spending an afternoon fishing may be as easy as grabbing the gear and walking to the pond and May is the perfect time for this type of casual outing. But good fishing spots are still available, even if you are still living in town, visiting from another state, or just haven’t yet found your own piece of the North Carolina countryside and Falls Lake is always a good choice.
Falls Lake State Recreation Area
An undeveloped shoreline offers lots of natural wilderness appeal to this 12,000-acre reservoir, situated at 13304 Creedmoor Road, in the Wake Forest, NC. area. And if the fish are not biting and the kids get restless, they can burn off some energy on the winding Mountains-to-Sea State Trail running through the area.
Falls Lake Recreation Area is also offering several activities in May, all perfectly geared for family fun and recreation. The list of upcoming events for this month include:
- Saturday, May 5, at 1:00pm – A Build Your Own Fishing Pole Class that includes building a fishing rod, as well as some catch-and-release practice to help kids hone their skills.
- Saturday, May 12, at 2:00pm – A class to help your entire family identify any commonly found plants and animals that you might come into contact with when enjoying the outdoors here in North Carolina. This class is especially helpful because it will be taught while hiking through the woods of the recreation area, making it a truly hands-on event that will be sure to be remembered.
- Saturday, May 19, at 8:30am – This is the date for very popular 5th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament and this years event promises to be bigger and better than ever. Geared for ages 5-13, this free event is an excellent way to introduce younger kids to fishing or help older kids become better anglers. All fishing gear and bait is provided and there will be lots of educational booths and prizes, too. Due to the level of participation expected, make sure to pre-register as soon as possible.
More information about Falls Lake Recreation Area, or the activities above are available by contacting the park office at (919) 676-1027.
Private ponds are Good North Carolina Fishing Spots, Too!
A day spent fishing at Falls Lake Recreation Area is always a treat, but it just might pale in comparison to spending a quiet hour watching the sun go down from your very own pond bank or fishing dock. When you are ready to look for your own piece of fishing heaven, Legacy Farms and Ranches of North Carolina is ready to help.
With scores of excellent properties currently available and more coming on market every week, we may already have the perfect property for you, complete with its very own private pond, lake, or river access. Take a look at our available listings and then call Gardner at (919) 749-3177 or Frank at (919) 696-4249 to the details and schedule a private viewing. We promise you won’t regret it!