- Blog Post by: Rich Lindgren
- January 28, 2012 - 3:36 PM
Not too long ago, I finally got down to see my Dad and fish with him on Lake Falcon. A bit of a whirlwind trip and only two days of hard fishing. The weather was about 15-20 degrees cooler then normal for Zapata, TX this time of year. The cooler temperatures seemed to temper the fishes' attitude a little but we still caught some good fish.
My Dad spent some time practicing before I got there and had one really good area identified and it didn't take but about 10 minutes to get the first bite, it was only a 2 pounder on Brush Hog it felt good to swing back on a largemouth which feels good to a Minnesotan in December. A few minutes later I got another fish on the Brush Hog, I then tried one of my new Kinky Beavers in Okeechobee Craw, quickly caught a bass and then got a pretty good fish on, turned out to be a good sized catfish. Shortly after the cat, I got a nice 5 plus pound fish on the Kinky Beaver. Just after I got my limit of fish by switching back to the big brush hog, my Dad loaded up on a good'un, soon I helped him scoop a 9lbr into the net that fell for a dark jig.
I worked hard throwing several baits, and I ended up catching around 15 bass and got a few 6lb class fish, but the 9lbr was the highlight of the day. I caught some nice fish power shotting a Lake Fork Hyper Freak. We caught quite a few 4-6 lb fish and our best 5 would have weighed over 34lbs. The best area was a channel drop with hard wood on the top of a 4-6ft ledge dropping into 20-25ft.
We started in this area early on Sunday, but the water was 3 degrees cooler and there were 2 boats already there. A few fish were being caught by the other boats and us included, but size seemed to be down, as I quickly caught a fish on a jig, but it was only about 2lbs. After the other boats slid away from the sweet spot, my Dad bowed up on another dandy, it went 10-07 which fell for a Mag Fluke. We fished hard the rest of the day and mixed in some other areas, ended up with 13 fish, good ones were tough to come by, but my dad got 7-10 just before dark of a rock pile in about 8ft of water on a Carolina Rigged Magnum Fluke.
Weather and short amount of time, limited the amount of video that I was able to shoot, but I will put together a few clips soon and probably embed it in here when it is done. In the mean time, check out my photo album here.
For those of you that want to fish Falcon but are a little worried, after visiting I have no apprehension or worries about returning to do some more bass fishing. You are more likely to get mugged at your local shopping mall then run into trouble down on Falcon Lake. You aren't gonna find bass like these but staing in Minnesota! My only complaint, is that the trip was far too brief!
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