Double "R" Guide Service - Falcon Lake Fishing Report - Oct 2012
FALCON LAKE FISHING REPORT
Towards the end of September, we got some rain just north of the lake, providing us with much needed run off. The only thing with the run-off, it brought muddy water with it. But, muddy or not, we will take whatever water is sent our way. This run off caused the north end of the lake to muddy up, causing the majority of the fishermen to head to the south end of the lake.
Falcon got about 4’ of water out of this run-off—which helped to bring the lake up, which presently is now 34’ low. But, although the water came up 4’, the fishing did get tougher during this time.
Fishing should start to get better since the lake has leveled off, and with the cooler temperatures that we anticipate, these fish should get more active as well.
Lately, there are days where we manage some nice fish with about 15 – 30 fish a day. Some day’s we do not have anything over 4#, while other day’s we are able to boat fish ranging in 5# to a little over the 7# range.
I recently decided to go out for a day to look the lake over and the water on the north end of the lake is now looking much better. But, since I was out just looking around, I did not fish anything hard, but my best 5 fish weighed around 28# with my biggest fish weighing 6.14# and actually boating about 15 fish for the day. The current water temperature is 80.6°. Last week I found 77° water.
I do hope that the big girl’s start to show up and I actually might have had one on, as when I set the hook, I did not move this fish, and as it started pulling drag, it broke me off. Oh, well, maybe another day.
But, in the future, if you are looking for a guide on Falcon Lake, we will be glad to help you out, so give us a call…...
Captain Robert McFarlane
Double "R" Guide Service
"Fishing South Texas"
Home Lake: Falcon Lake
Lake Amistad and Choke Canyon