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#2804112 - 11/05/08 07:03 PM Lake Falcon Guide & Lodging
Sooner Claus Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/11/07
Posts: 1475
Loc: Pasadena,Tx
I'm planning a trip to Falcon and would welcome any advice on guides, places to stay, places to eat, etc. Thanks.

Edited by Sooner Claus (11/06/08 10:13 AM)
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#2804469 - 11/06/08 03:31 AM Re: Lake Falcon Guide & Lodging [Re: Sooner Claus]
Andi Sanders Offline
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Registered: 05/11/08
Posts: 2245
Loc: Milam, TX
Contact Robert Amaya He is a second generation guide on the lake and knows his stuff. Plus, you won't find a more polite, personable guy anywhere! He and his wife, Norma, also own a nice, well stocked tackle store there on the lake at Zapata. This is a pic of him with a 12lb+.

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Talon Fishing Unlimited, Inc.

#2804500 - 11/06/08 03:46 AM Re: Lake Falcon Guide & Lodging [Re: Andi Sanders]
secretbait Offline

Registered: 10/27/05
Posts: 332
Loc: Powderly, TX
Gary Harlan is another one at Beacon's Lodge. His number is (417)388-2855.

#2804505 - 11/06/08 03:49 AM Re: Lake Falcon Guide & Lodging [Re: secretbait]
BassSlayer Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 626
Loc: San Antonio
Robert Amaya, is the way go! I got a 12.6lb with him on Falcon!
Dario Guerra IV - BassSlayer - Ret USAF MSgt

#2804749 - 11/06/08 05:14 AM Re: Lake Falcon Guide & Lodging [Re: BassSlayer]
Monte Reagan Offline
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Registered: 10/13/04
Posts: 858
Loc: 320 W. Hurst Blvd. Hurst Tx
Charlie Haralson or Speedy Collett at Beacon lodge.

#2804813 - 11/06/08 05:30 AM Re: Lake Falcon Guide & Lodging [Re: Monte Reagan]
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Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 4507
Loc: New Braunfels, Tx
Cant go wrong with any of the locals, and don't forget about Debra Hengst, either. It's her favorite body of water, and she can find em, too.

My dad and I fished with Robert. We didn't have a STELLAR day, but we did put some good fish in the boat. Stellar meaning 5lber after 5lber...he was very knowledgeable, extremely friendly, and fun to be on the water with. He gets my thumbs up.

Heard great things about Charlie Harrelson, lets face it, he knows his stuff too. And Speedy? How much money has he won on that lake over the years? Can't argue with the proof.

In summation, they are all worthwile. Pick a name and roll.

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#2805140 - 11/06/08 06:53 AM Re: Lake Falcon Guide & Lodging [Re: Chad Miller]
ristorap Offline
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Registered: 02/10/04
Posts: 638
Loc: fredericksburg tx USA
spent as couple of days with Gary Harlen last week and let me tell you he was a GREAT guide..on the water everyday wether he's with a client or not...put us on fish when others were really struggling with this high water...been with many guides in my day but i haven't had a guide work harder to put u on em than Gary...places to stay: Beacon Lodge has cabins and decent ramp. we stayed at the Sunbridge Inn. this is a new hotel next to the Holiday Inn express..upkeep/service wasn't anything to write home about but they do have several rooms with boat parking directly in front of the breakfast in the am also..
several places to eat very close but none fancy...ate most meals at The Steak House...believe me you WILL get your moneys worth there.(chicken cordon blue was damn good). good luck and tight lines!! (also for up to the minute lake repots go see tommy and james over at Lake Falcon Tackle)

#2805388 - 11/06/08 08:03 AM Re: Lake Falcon Guide & Lodging [Re: ristorap]
Bigron119 Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 3906
Loc: Lufkin, TX
Check out:

for a pretty accurate review of the Food. I can't think of ANY place down there that does NOT have good & inexpensive food!!!
Good Guides, Good Fishing, Great Food - it doesn't get much better than that!!!!!

#2805836 - 11/06/08 10:15 AM Re: Lake Falcon Guide & Lodging [Re: Bigron119]
Sooner Claus Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/07
Posts: 1475
Loc: Pasadena,Tx
Thank yall

Edited by Sooner Claus (11/06/08 10:15 AM)
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#2805873 - 11/06/08 10:26 AM Re: Lake Falcon Guide & Lodging [Re: Sooner Claus]
saskeeter Offline
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Registered: 03/18/03
Posts: 1112
Loc: San Antonio, TX, United States
Oso Blanco is a real nice play to stay and they have a good ramp at the present lake levels. Charlie Haralson is a class act and taught me alot about flipping/pitching.

#2806666 - 11/06/08 02:03 PM Re: Lake Falcon Guide & Lodging [Re: saskeeter]
slim 285 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
Posts: 4836
Loc: Squeezepenny
Go to the steak house in downtown Zapata. I can't remember ther name. But it sure was good food.


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