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#12145677 - 03/17/17 01:13 PM Fishing Falcon
blueduck Offline
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Registered: 10/21/10
Posts: 293
If you were planning on a trip to Falcon this Summer, would you still go? Even though some "fishermen" were shot uo 50 miles below the Falcon dam.
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#12145683 - 03/17/17 01:19 PM Re: Fishing Falcon [Re: blueduck]
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Methuselah

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 45284
Loc: Houston, TX
Hell yes. And I'd probably fish the Mexican side of the lake more than the US. Wish I could leave today!
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#12145720 - 03/17/17 01:41 PM Re: Fishing Falcon [Re: blueduck]
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TFF Celebrity

Registered: 05/07/09
Posts: 6327
Loc: Ok, USA
Yes. If you have never been then fish the US side and don't fish after dark. I would go on the Mexico side as well just like Fouz, but we have fished that area a lot and know what to watch out for. Don't let some of the guys on here tell you it is completely safe because it is not. Certain areas of the lake on the Mexico side I never fish. Other areas I make sure I'm not the only boat within site fishing. If I see a suspicious boat approaching, which has happened a few times, I pull up the trolling motor quickly and get out. Just my 2 cents.
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#12145919 - 03/17/17 04:23 PM Re: Fishing Falcon [Re: blueduck]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2332
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

"But I recall all of them nights down in Mexico
One place I may never go in my life again."

S. Earle.
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Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.”
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#12145963 - 03/17/17 05:04 PM Re: Fishing Falcon [Re: blueduck]
bigbass94 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3776
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
horseplaydvm pretty much hit the nail on the head. Just use common sense and you'll be fine.
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#12145994 - 03/17/17 05:47 PM Re: Fishing Falcon [Re: blueduck]
361V Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4461
Loc: somervell county
Grass is always greener on the other side. That's why I fish the Mexican side every time there. I'm going to continue until they build that wall! :-)
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#12146390 - 03/17/17 10:26 PM Re: Fishing Falcon [Re: blueduck]
cat-aholic Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 367
Loc: South Tx
About 6 miles below the dam at day time

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#12147502 - 03/19/17 01:45 AM Re: Fishing Falcon [Re: blueduck]
KingChamp202 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/20/07
Posts: 1166
Loc: Splendora, Tx
Only thing I encountered on the Mexican side was gill nets, the bass fishing was better for me overthere. Never felt like I was in danger by anymeans.

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#12149651 - 03/20/17 03:43 PM Re: Fishing Falcon [Re: blueduck]
texasbassdude Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/31/08
Posts: 112
Loc: Bulverde, TX
Absolutely.

I've been there quite a bit the past few months and the only thing I saw that might've been a little shady was on an island in the mouth of the Salinias (feeder river on Mexican side by the dam). All of the commercial fishermen have the same model boats, but on the northwest side of this island, there were some dudes hanging out and the boats they had beached on the island were old bass boats from around the 80s, so that looked a little out of place. But I hooked into something on my crank bait right in front of them and as I was "fighting" it, they came out to watch and when I pulled in a feed sack, they just laughed and never did anything to make me think they wanted to do bad stuff to me. Plus, the Border Patrol blimp mid-lake would have a good view of that side of the island, so they might not've been up to anything.

But just use common sense and you'll be fine.

The best advice I can give anyone fishing Falcon is to get a 5hr Energy for the trip back.... That. Drive. Sucks.

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#12149711 - 03/20/17 04:34 PM Re: Fishing Falcon [Re: blueduck]
Troyz Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 2056
Loc: Gun Barrel City, TX (C edar Cr...
Would not hesitate to go. In fact I hope to make a trip before too long. Never felt unsafe anywhere on Falcon. I will say that I pay attention to fishing while I am on the water, be careful not to get tangled up in nets when on the Mexican side and I am off the water by dark. Fished it quite often until a couple of years ago when I moved from San Antonio to Cedar Creek. If you have any concerns about what is happening on the lake or in that area, check with Falcon Tackle.

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#12150194 - 03/20/17 08:57 PM Re: Fishing Falcon [Re: blueduck]
leethefishking Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/24/02
Posts: 757
Loc: San Marcos, TX
Texasbassdude if it was a white Nitro with no trolling motor he was reported to be charging people to fish in Salinias. He was also reported to be the person who killed the fisherman. You may have been really lucky that day.

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#12150307 - 03/20/17 09:47 PM Re: Fishing Falcon [Re: blueduck]
Jobie99 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/14/03
Posts: 687
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Scariest thing I've seen on Falcon this year was a netter throwing a DD 22 one day and dragging a plastic worm a few days later.... Man if those guys figure out they can catch just as many on a rod and reel as their nets they may be working double-time.

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#12150387 - 03/20/17 10:40 PM Re: Fishing Falcon [Re: blueduck]
John Peebles Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 620
Loc: Seabrook
Yep had a trip planned for Falcon for months, and the week before I went the guy got killed on the jet ski. Went anyway, had a great time and never saw anything on the Mexican side except a few gill netters working their nets. I never believed the story the girl told about the whole incident from the beginning nobody goes to Falcon to jet ski. Maybe one day we'll get the real story.
Go, have fun, and don't think twice about some cartel member shooting at you, that's the last thing they want is more attention.


Edited by John Peebles (03/21/17 01:06 AM)

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#12151234 - 03/21/17 01:08 PM Re: Fishing Falcon [Re: John Peebles]
kevin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/12/01
Posts: 884
Loc: Fort Worth ,Texas,USA
feel the same spent the week up there before it happened , fished Mexico side the hole time . Never a problem , just got to go this last weekend again and we did not have a problem .

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#12152860 - 03/22/17 11:02 AM Re: Fishing Falcon [Re: blueduck]
Blackcoal Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/12/15
Posts: 24
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Just returned taking the boys to Falcon for Spring break. Spent 4 days fishing the Texas side and had a blast. No issues what so ever.

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