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First trip to falcon #13754361 11/03/20 02:44 AM
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We are looking to take a trip to falcon the first week of February. I am looking for recommendations on where to stay or any tips would be great thanks

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Re: First trip to falcon [Re: Okfish96] #13754530 11/03/20 11:56 AM
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There's a guy down there that has some house rentals in Zapata. Rent the house, you can cook some of your own meals, and be able to make and pack sandwiches each morning, he has covered storage for the boat that you can park your boat under, and charge your batteries. Go to Tina's for breakfast tacos in the morning, if they are real busy, go to Stripes for their breakfast tacos. Go see the folks at Lake Falcon Tackle when you get in town to see James and he will give you some kind of hints. 8" Watermelon Magic lizards are a must. If you can book you one of the local guides down there the first day so you can get an idea of what baits work best and where the fish are. It's a 30 minute ride from Zapata to the State Park at the dam, but there are some other areas where you can launch as well in Zapata.
Just Google Bassmans Lodging for the info on the fishing cabin rentals

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Re: First trip to falcon [Re: Okfish96] #13754606 11/03/20 01:04 PM
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Contact Jared Gonzalez 210-294-0630 he has a few houses for rent that are very reasonable..(Jared Falcon fishing guide)

Re: First trip to falcon [Re: Okfish96] #13754785 11/03/20 02:18 PM
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Falcon Heights if you plan to launch at the state park.


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Originally Posted by Topwater2
Falcon Heights if you plan to launch at the state park.
Launching at state park will be problematic by then when they start pulling water. Generally by Feb they are pulling pretty hard.

Re: First trip to falcon [Re: 6BOOMER] #13754884 11/03/20 02:54 PM
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Contact Jared Gonzalez 210-294-0630 he has a few houses for rent that are very reasonable..(Jared Falcon fishing guide)


I second Jared (Great guy)

Re: First trip to falcon [Re: Okfish96] #13755053 11/03/20 04:24 PM
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We always stay at Sunbridge. Never had any issues. Amigo Inn is another good place with a good ramp close by. Here is a link you can check out. http://tackleandrods.com/local/food.htm


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Re: First trip to falcon [Re: Okfish96] #13755063 11/03/20 04:36 PM
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I came to Falcon for my first time ever in February of last year. Drove around for three days looking at areas and not finding what I wanted. Finally went to James at Falcon Lake Tackle and got a Mexican fishing license and went to the areas he recommended and caught some great fish immediately. Since I was tired I hired a Guide on the fifth day and we only caught 3 fish, but he did show me some new areas. Knowing what I know now here is what I recommend for your first trip:
1) Get a Navionics Lake Map chip for Falcon and study it before your trip.
2) Get your gear ready to do serious battle with monster fish. Every cast on Falcon is a potential DD/PB and if you hook it in the trees you will have your hands full.
3) Go to Falcon Lake Tackle for your Mexican license and talk to James about the current fishing report.
4) Hire a Guide for the first day, tell them how you like to fish and have him show you around the lake, pointing out good areas to try and obstacles/areas to avoid. Also have him show you how to navigate the Mexican side and the nets / netters. Do not worry about catching fish too much because once you know the general layout of the lake and good areas to go the catching is pretty straight forward.
5) Do not rent anything in the areas known as Siesta Shores or Medina. No matter what the advertising may say, they are the most unsafe and worst areas in Zapata.
6) Eat breakfast at Tina's every day with Stripes as a backup if they are closed. If you eat at Stripes be prepared to hit the shore (US side only) a couple of hours later.
7) Bring a spare prop and trolling motor if you can. A problem with either of these can ruin your whole trip as there is not immediate resources to help.
8) Do not forget about Crappie fishing as Falcon has a great population of large Crappie to take home for eating.

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2) Get your gear ready to do serious battle with monster fish. Every cast on Falcon is a potential DD/PB and if you hook it in the trees you will have your hands full.

X2 You better be ready for a big one! They will straighten big strong hooks. I've seen it first hand.

I haven't been in almost a decade, I stayed at the cheap motel in Zapata so I can't help you with housing.


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Re: First trip to falcon [Re: markson] #13758624 11/06/20 01:05 AM
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6) Eat breakfast at Tina's every day with Stripes as a backup if they are closed. If you eat at Stripes be prepared to hit the shore (US side only) a couple of hours later.


I donโ€™t know, Tinas beans might make you run to the carper even sooner..

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Caught this one on the last cast of a short afternoon outing today with Tommar - who was great with the net!!!

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BTW open to offers on my Falcon Lake FishCamp: https://texasfishingforum.com/forum...etirement-2nd-home-for-sale#Post13669952

Or find me a buyer and get a 3% commission!

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And it was a doozy! Great fish, Mark.


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