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#11767096 - 08/09/16 09:49 AM Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy)
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Just wrapped up 3 weeks on Falcon Lake. All the customers I fished with down there are regular customers of mine who had fished with me several times previously on Lake Fork. This little trip was just a change of scenery and a new challenge for a few weeks.

Falcon is currently about 34 feet low, the lake dropped approximately 4 feet over the three weeks I was there. This scenario makes for good fishing temporarily. The fish were concentrated, however the low water makes them susceptible to being caught and handled by sport fisherman and the Mexican commercial fisherman as well. In order for the fishing to continue to improve the lake needs more water to protect the fishery.

I fished off shore structure the entire time. This pattern produced 25 to 30 fish on my worst day, and we had several days with over 100 fish. I probably averaged 60 to 70 bass per day. I was satisfied with our numbers and quality to the point that I felt no need to deviate.

The majority of the fish were from yearling size up to about 3 pounds. However, every day I was able to manage about 5 to 10 quality bites, with our best five fish usually upwards of 30 pounds. Truly giant fish were hard to come by, however we lost a few, and boated a few.

We fished a lot of rocky areas and house foundations, and this accounted for much of our numbers. However, there was quite a bit of pressure on the obvious stuff. As time went by, I had to find more obscure, isolated boulders to get bigger bites. Some of my best rocks were nowhere near a ledge. Every day I made a point to set aside an hour or two to look at new water. Using my 2D sonar and side scan I looked for isolated rock piles. The community hole ledges on Falcon are typically huge veins of ledge rock that extend several hundred yards. While all these areas have a sweet spot they still cover a fairly large area. Where I did best for bigger fish was just isolated rocks in areas where there was a pretty smooth bottom all around and not necessarily on a drop or ledge. Below is a picture of exactly what I was looking for.

Football jigs, deep and mid range crankbaits, and heavy Texas rigs were all that I used.

While fishing Falcon Lake was fun, it's good to be back home on Lake Fork.

Here are some fish from each trip on Falcon. No two pictures of the same fish.










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#11767099 - 08/09/16 09:52 AM Re: Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy) [Re: AndrewG - Lake Fork Guide]
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#11767133 - 08/09/16 10:05 AM Re: Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy) [Re: AndrewG - Lake Fork Guide]
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Just excellent Mr. Grills. Thanks for sharing a wonderful 3 weeks.
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#11767245 - 08/09/16 11:02 AM Re: Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy) [Re: AndrewG - Lake Fork Guide]
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Looks like a blast!

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#11767277 - 08/09/16 11:25 AM Re: Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy) [Re: AndrewG - Lake Fork Guide]
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Nice work!
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#11767317 - 08/09/16 11:46 AM Re: Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy) [Re: AndrewG - Lake Fork Guide]
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That's crazy that a lake that's 34 feet low is still a lake! Good stuff man, thanks for the read.
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#11768566 - 08/09/16 08:45 PM Re: Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy) [Re: AndrewG - Lake Fork Guide]
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I'm going down in two weeks. Thanks for the tips.
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#11768577 - 08/09/16 08:49 PM Re: Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy) [Re: AndrewG - Lake Fork Guide]
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Good job and report Andrew! thumb
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#11768585 - 08/09/16 08:52 PM Re: Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy) [Re: AndrewG - Lake Fork Guide]
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Nice report!
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#11768620 - 08/09/16 09:13 PM Re: Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy) [Re: AndrewG - Lake Fork Guide]
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That is impressive, Grills. Nice job.

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#11768631 - 08/09/16 09:24 PM Re: Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy) [Re: AndrewG - Lake Fork Guide]
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Awesome Post! cheers
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#11768660 - 08/09/16 09:43 PM Re: Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy) [Re: AndrewG - Lake Fork Guide]
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#11768692 - 08/09/16 09:58 PM Re: Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy) [Re: AndrewG - Lake Fork Guide]
Bass-N-Buck Master Offline
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Registered: 02/16/13
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: AndrewG - Lake Fork Guide








can someone explain what we are looking at. i was told bass are more dense and are more green so are the bass positioned right next to a rock pile if thats what the red is and kinda looks like they are sitting next to it or is the green the rock piles since they are more dense..
thanks


Edited by Bass-N-Buck Master (08/10/16 10:32 PM)

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#11768831 - 08/10/16 05:41 AM Re: Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy) [Re: steve hummert]
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Originally Posted By: steve hummert
Good job and report Andrew! thumb
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#11768867 - 08/10/16 06:38 AM Re: Falcon Lake Recap (pic heavy) [Re: AndrewG - Lake Fork Guide]
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Great report!

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