Latest Fishing Reports for Falcon Lake

Falcon Lake, is a reservoir on the Rio Grande 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Laredo, Texas, USA, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The huge lake is bounded by Starr and Zapata counties on the Texas side of the international border and the municipality and city of Nueva Ciudad Guerrero on the Tamaulipas side of the border. The reservoir was formed by the construction of the Falcon Dam to provide water conservation, irrigation, flood control, and hydroelectricity to the area. The dam was dedicated by Mexican President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines and US President Dwight D. Eisenhower in October 1953. The dam and lake are managed jointly by governments of the United States and Mexico through the International Boundary and Water Commission. The lake is named after María Rita de la Garza Falcón, for whom the town of Falcon (displaced by the creation of the reservoir) was named.

from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 36.61' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on watermelon tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and frozen shrimp under birds. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.


from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Water murky; 73-77 degrees; 39.03' low. Black bass are good on shallow running crankbaits in 10-12 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on liver, cut bait, stinkbait, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.


from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Water murky; 73-77 degrees; 40.98' low. Black bass are very good on crankbaits off ledges and points. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on watermelon tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.


from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Water murky; 73-77 degrees; 41.90' low. Black bass are very good on crankbaits off ledges and points. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on watermelon tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.


from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 44.54' low. Black bass are good on deep running crankbaits and fair on Carolina rigged soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and stinkbait in the river. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.


from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 37.95' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and green pumpkin soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and deep running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp, stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and cut bait under cormorants. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.


from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Water stained; 63-67 degrees; 34.21' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on minnows, frozen shrimp, shad, and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.


from KYL

Water stained; 6367 degrees; 31.65’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and RatLTraps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on minnows, frozen shrimp, shad, and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.






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