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A FEW CLOUDS
WINDS SOUTHEAST @ 11MPH
HUMIDITY 55%
VISIBILITY 10MI
DEW POINT 71°

Falcon Reservoir

Starr County, TX
Starr County, TX
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Mainstream reservoir on the Rio Grande River, located 40 miles east of Laredo on Highway 83 in Zapata and Starr counties
83,654 acres
LAKE SIZE
110 feet
MAX DEPTH
FISH TO CATCH
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Largemouth Bass
White Bass
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Falcon Reservoir.
FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Falcon is a relatively shallow lake with gradual sloping banks found in the majority of the reservoir. At low lake levels rock piles and standing timber provide the majority of structure. At conservation pool level, strong growths of terrestrial vegetation provide excellent cover and structure. Prior to the onslaught of the drought, hydrilla provided good fishing cover along the shoreline.
ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES
Several fishing guides are available at Falcon Reservoir. A list is available from the Zapata Chamber of Commerce. Falcon has long been regarded as one of the best largemouth bass lakes in the state. To win a bass tournament at Falcon, it often takes a 5-6 pound average/fish for your stringer. Channel catfish provide additional opportunities, with an occasional blue or flathead catfish. Recent drought conditions have adversely impacted the white bass and crappie populations.
TIPS & TACTICS
Largemouth bass anglers are more successful during the spring, fall and winter months. Popular baits include spinner baits, crank baits and Texas and Carolina rigged worms. These are used around flooded brush, points, and offshore structure which includes humps, rock piles, inundated buildings, and road beds. Summer fishing at Falcon can be tough, partially because of the South Texas heat. The same lures mentioned above along with top-water and buzz baits (fished early and late) are successful. Catfish can be caught almost any time during the year. Stink baits or natural baits such as shad, shrimp or sunfish are effective for catching catfish throughout the lake.
FISHING REPORT
FAIR. Water lightly stained north and clear south; 84 degrees; 37.18’ low. Falcon is in the full fall swing with shallow structures taking center stage as conditions continue to improve. Black bass are fair working vegetation, continuing to submerged houses and natural formations. Catches are good-sized, typically between 4-7 lbs, and will come on the first couple of casts. Big bass are over brush, and you should be tossing large plastic worms, plastic crawfish, and square billed crankbait. The white bass are great moving throughout most structures but especially on the rocks with crankbait. Crappie are excellent in cove or creek structures and over brush. Catfish are always biting, and constant cloudy water help. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.

Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife

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FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Falcon is a relatively shallow lake with gradual sloping banks found in the majority of the reservoir. At low lake levels rock piles and standing timber provide the majority of structure. At conservation pool level, strong growths of terrestrial vegetation provide excellent cover and structure. Prior to the onslaught of the drought, hydrilla provided good fishing cover along the shoreline.
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