texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Brasberry, Ryan Butler, Hemingway, TxFalcon, Stan D
109268 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,106
hopalong 78,911
Pilothawk 77,517
John175® 69,819
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,665
Tritonman 58,392
LoneStarSon® 54,816
Mark Perry 54,775
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics777,014
Posts12,998,683
Members109,268
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard #12333790
07/11/17 12:32 PM
07/11/17 12:32 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 887
Zapata, TX
N
NoWeighers Online content OP
Pro Angler
NoWeighers  Online Content OP
Pro Angler
N

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 887
Zapata, TX
This is probably not the proper place to place this post, but more people will see it here..

The Old Veleno bridge near the County Boat ramp here in Zapata is just about a foot under the water. It has claimed two lower units in the last few days.


There are three buoys on the bridge on the east end, but the bridge continues to the west a good ways. There is plenty of room to go by on the west side. But you need to know where this hazard is if you are coming to Falcon.

Or if any of your Buddies are coming to Falcon, please pass this along..

Call me or stop by the shop and I'll draw you a map of the bridges location and where to go by it safely.

It appears that the International Water and Boundary Commission could give a [censored]..


James Bendele
Falcon Lake Tackle
"On the eighth day, Man invented the Fish Hook."
Bass Fishing Ad
Re: Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard [Re: NoWeighers] #12333792
07/11/17 12:34 PM
07/11/17 12:34 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 48,099
Houston, TX
fouzman Offline
Methuselah
fouzman  Offline
Methuselah

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 48,099
Houston, TX
You're a good man, James. cheers


"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.
Re: Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard [Re: NoWeighers] #12333838
07/11/17 01:12 PM
07/11/17 01:12 PM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,875
San Marcos, TX
L
leethefishking Online content
Extreme Angler
leethefishking  Online Content
Extreme Angler
L

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,875
San Marcos, TX
Thanks James!

Re: Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard [Re: NoWeighers] #12333879
07/11/17 01:36 PM
07/11/17 01:36 PM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 352
Ellis County, Texas
F
Fisherdad58 Offline
Angler
Fisherdad58  Offline
Angler
F

Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 352
Ellis County, Texas
So it sounds like anything over about 35 feet low is time to be careful getting over that area. Good to know.

Sure hope ya'll get some rain down there soon. Maybe a good hurricane or two.


"Be as straight as you can be and as crooked as you have to be, for what's right"

Psalm 8
Re: Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard [Re: NoWeighers] #12333988
07/11/17 02:29 PM
07/11/17 02:29 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 713
San Antonio, Texas
Raul Perez Offline
Pro Angler
Raul Perez  Offline
Pro Angler

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 713
San Antonio, Texas
Thanks James, be at Falcon soon.





http://falconlakelodging.wix.com/zapata


This Veteran Is Medicated For Your Protection!!!!!
Re: Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard [Re: NoWeighers] #12334010
07/11/17 02:43 PM
07/11/17 02:43 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 6,719
Ok, USA
horseplaydvm Online content
TFF Celebrity
horseplaydvm  Online Content
TFF Celebrity

Joined: May 2009
Posts: 6,719
Ok, USA
Hate to hear the lake is that low again.



Gone Fishing
B.A.S. 6/5/47-6/6/12
Re: Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard [Re: NoWeighers] #12334377
07/11/17 06:04 PM
07/11/17 06:04 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 825
DFW Texas
J
Jeff Gilbert Offline
Pro Angler
Jeff Gilbert  Offline
Pro Angler
J

Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 825
DFW Texas
James, What about the two under water up the river past Speedys place in the main channel? Those concrete pillars are boat eaters also. Can't remember what depth they become dangerous.


Here's to ruttin' bucks, cuppin' ducks, & kicker fish luck!

OWNER- FUN-n-SUN BOATS & TACKLE SALES
Cleburne & Hurst Texas
(817)279-1991 & 280-0303
www.funnsunboats.com
Re: Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard [Re: Jeff Gilbert] #12334384
07/11/17 06:07 PM
07/11/17 06:07 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 6,443
your sisters house
J
Jersey Dan Offline
Guido
Jersey Dan  Offline
Guido
J

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 6,443
your sisters house
Originally Posted By: Jeff Gilbert
James, What about the two under water up the river past Speedys place in the main channel? Those concrete pillars are boat eaters also. Can't remember what depth they become dangerous.


[censored] are you going to do up there in the summer at 35ft low? Gar hunt?

Re: Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard [Re: NoWeighers] #12334675
07/11/17 09:56 PM
07/11/17 09:56 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 4,521
San Antonio, Texas
B
bigbass94 Offline
TFF Team Angler
bigbass94  Offline
TFF Team Angler
B

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 4,521
San Antonio, Texas
State Park ramp is also non-usable now. Was down there last weekend and it was iffy then. Sad to see. All we can do is pray for rain!


"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson
Re: Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard [Re: NoWeighers] #12334687
07/11/17 10:05 PM
07/11/17 10:05 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 636
Lubbock Tx
C
Cheesehead Wes Offline
Pro Angler
Cheesehead Wes  Offline
Pro Angler
C

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 636
Lubbock Tx
James
Why won't the state do something about this and mark it all the way across? I remember you marking it yourself with jugs s a few years back only to have them removed. Seems like this could be life threatening...

Re: Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard [Re: NoWeighers] #12334749
07/11/17 10:55 PM
07/11/17 10:55 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 432
Houston
J
Jim N Offline
Angler
Jim N  Offline
Angler
J

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 432
Houston
Thanks as always James, see ya at the TABC Championship!


Houston West Bass Wranglers

Triton 18x2 175ProXS
Re: Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard [Re: Jersey Dan] #12334776
07/11/17 11:18 PM
07/11/17 11:18 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 825
DFW Texas
J
Jeff Gilbert Offline
Pro Angler
Jeff Gilbert  Offline
Pro Angler
J

Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 825
DFW Texas
I have an airboat for that. As long as I can't see it, I won't hit it.


Here's to ruttin' bucks, cuppin' ducks, & kicker fish luck!

OWNER- FUN-n-SUN BOATS & TACKLE SALES
Cleburne & Hurst Texas
(817)279-1991 & 280-0303
www.funnsunboats.com
Re: Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard [Re: NoWeighers] #12334883
07/12/17 12:39 AM
07/12/17 12:39 AM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 887
Zapata, TX
N
NoWeighers Online content OP
Pro Angler
NoWeighers  Online Content OP
Pro Angler
N

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 887
Zapata, TX
The old concrete bridge abutments up the river above Beacon have been out of the water for a long time now. So they are not really a problem at this time.

I don't recommend that you travel up the river past the Salado unless you are really familiar with the area.

The Salado is still ok if you proceed with caution. Stay to the north of the tree line in the channel as you go in. There are scattered hardwoods in there.. So go easy.

And fishing has been good in there as a lot of fish that used to inhabit the backwaters have been drawn out toward the Rio Grande..

I have been in contact with the IWBC thru the county judge, and they said they would send us some buoys that we could install..

I guess a $50 million dollar budget just ain't enough to spare a few man hours of labor.. Instead we should risk our personal equipment and safety to do their job..

You gotta love the feds.. What a crock of [censored]..


James Bendele
Falcon Lake Tackle
"On the eighth day, Man invented the Fish Hook."
Re: Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard [Re: NoWeighers] #12334907
07/12/17 01:03 AM
07/12/17 01:03 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,652
southwest georgia USA
B
beartrap Online content
Extreme Angler
beartrap  Online Content
Extreme Angler
B

Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,652
southwest georgia USA
Great to have guys like you looking out for the fishermen.....

Re: Falcon Lake-Old Veleno Bridge Hazzard [Re: NoWeighers] #12335386
07/12/17 11:51 AM
07/12/17 11:51 AM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 435
San Antonio, Tx
Vetbassman Offline
Angler
Vetbassman  Offline
Angler

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 435
San Antonio, Tx
James,
Thanks, see you this weekend.


Ray Houston
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2