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#11264612 - 12/05/15 08:52 PM Lake Falcon Hazards
BToombs Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 45
Loc: East Texas
Heading to Falcon in Feb and looking to fish the Mexico side around the submerged church. Does anyone know of running hazards like submerged concrete, roads or anything else I should be concerned about? Any tips would be helpful too.

Thanks

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#11264681 - 12/05/15 09:34 PM Re: Lake Falcon Hazards [Re: BToombs]
pinesjunkie Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 1483
Loc: east texas
Fish back there a bunch you have to look at depth more than anything because the water can get skiiny quick and thats rock on the bottom and don't run to close to the south bank. there is timber back there but it all depends on the water level.
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#11264958 - 12/06/15 02:14 AM Re: Lake Falcon Hazards [Re: BToombs]
Phil Clark Offline
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Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 163
Loc: Conroe, TX
I am a truck driver and just drove through Zapata and the lake looked full to me
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I've been a trucker for yrs so haven't been able to fish as much as i'd like , but i'm trying to learn. My son goes with me , so that is cool,he is trying to learn also, we both want to become better fisherman.

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#11264982 - 12/06/15 05:50 AM Re: Lake Falcon Hazards [Re: BToombs]
Rick Collis Online   content
Angler

Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 409
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
The lake is 17 feet low. I was there in Nov and we fished the Salado 1 day. As stated above there is timber in the center of the creek just past the fish camp. The only other hazards are gill nets. Most are marked with jugs, but not all. We caught a lot of small fish in there, but did not get on the larger fish. Good luck
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#11265020 - 12/06/15 07:09 AM Re: Lake Falcon Hazards [Re: BToombs]
NoWeighers Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/09/07
Posts: 758
Loc: Zapata, TX
The church is currently far from being submerged. It does not have any water anywhere close to it at this level. You can fish the river channel and a bit of the old town in the general vicinity.

There is the old school building very near the river channel, an "L" shaped building to the west of the channel. The roof is a couple of feet out of the water right now I would think..

Who knows what Feb might bring as far as water levels.. Across the river from the church are some awesome creeks when the spawn rolls around with some tanks and all kinds of assorted cover. Depending on water level it may be good.. Once you get past Elephant Rocks the channel narrows and caution needs to be used.. But you can go for a long way up there picking your way thru the standing willows.. (dead)

Unless you just want to see the church there will be plenty of places with easier access to fish..

But who knows.. Maybe we'll have more water by then..

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#11265032 - 12/06/15 07:25 AM Re: Lake Falcon Hazards [Re: BToombs]
InTheClear Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 1271
Loc: Southwest Texas
I haven't seen that area since 2009, the water level was just 3 to 5 ft below the marker poles then, you could run just about anywhere up there then.

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#11266558 - 12/06/15 10:45 PM Re: Lake Falcon Hazards [Re: BToombs]
BToombs Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 45
Loc: East Texas
I appreciate all the feedback. Looking forward to my trip in Feb.

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#11267043 - 12/07/15 09:31 AM Re: Lake Falcon Hazards [Re: BToombs]
lare2 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 309
Loc: Laredo Texas
A friend went fishing on Saturday Dec 5 and was fishing the Burro Creek which is Marker 8 on the Mexican side and they were approached by supposedly Mexican Federales on a beat up Nitro Boat wearing black ski masks with machine guns. They asked him what was he doing and if he had any weapons. That is all they want it they did not ask for money or anything else. Just be safe and if you are fishing the Mexican side make sure you have all paper work handy from boat registration and mexican fishing license. If you dont have a mexican fishing license stop by Falcon Lake and Tackle and get one.
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#11267206 - 12/07/15 10:40 AM Re: Lake Falcon Hazards [Re: BToombs]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
December 5th:
A couple of the boats in our party was stopped and boarded by "Federales", some with identify credentials some not,,, but with machine guns. Asked for fishing license then left. One boat was completely searched.
make sure you have the Mexican version & don't be on the Mexico side anywhere near dark.
On the American side we saw lots of Boarder Patrol but they did not check us.......just messed up our fishing spots
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#11267441 - 12/07/15 12:17 PM Re: Lake Falcon Hazards [Re: BToombs]
Capt Jerry Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 243
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Fish near these guys:


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#11267533 - 12/07/15 01:10 PM Re: Lake Falcon Hazards [Re: BToombs]
BigBassLaredo Online   content
Angler

Registered: 08/17/10
Posts: 313
Loc: Laredo, TX
I got stopped on the mexican side in front of the coyote contruction and they inspect my boat and search for guns or drugs I think, they did not ask for any ID or fishing permit, but we got a hell of scare when they approach us with the machine guns... be safe !!!
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#11267654 - 12/07/15 01:55 PM Re: Lake Falcon Hazards [Re: lare2]
BToombs Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 45
Loc: East Texas
So carrying my sidearm for protection would not be advised? I have been to Falcon twice this year and only ventured over close to the dam, but not far. I do plan on heading up north and into creeks in Feb, so I appreciate the feedback.

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#11267678 - 12/07/15 02:04 PM Re: Lake Falcon Hazards [Re: BToombs]
fouzman Offline
Methuselah

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 43072
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: BToombs
So carrying my sidearm for protection would not be advised?


If you've already been to Falcon twice this year, you should know the answer. Assuming you're asking about carrying your sidearm in Mexico, the answer is HE77 NO! Provided you aren't killed by automatic gunfire, you'll be in a Mexican jail for a loooooong time if you get caught with your sidearm in Mexican waters. That's if your stopped by gubment folks. If it's bad guys in Mexico, the outcome could be worse than death.

Seriously, if you feel like you need to carry at Falcon Lake, then stay on the Texas side at all times.


Edited by fouzman (12/07/15 02:07 PM)
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#11267755 - 12/07/15 02:30 PM Re: Lake Falcon Hazards [Re: Capt Jerry]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Capt Jerry
Fish near these guys:




Living in fear of your own shadow is a horrible thing. It's been said a thousand times on here, you're more likely to encounter crime on Fork than you are on Falcon.

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#11268444 - 12/07/15 06:55 PM Re: Lake Falcon Hazards [Re: timwins31]
Capt Jerry Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 243
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Originally Posted By: timwins31
Originally Posted By: Capt Jerry
Fish near these guys:




Living in fear of your own shadow is a horrible thing. It's been said a thousand times on here, you're more likely to encounter crime on Fork than you are on Falcon.


Really? I've been on Fork many times, and I have yet to be stopped by anyone carrying a machine gun. I bet you have no statistics to back you claim.

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