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Falcon Big Fish Photo Gallery

These are some of the larger fish of all species caught or shot during the last decade. We have restricted this
gallery's
pictures to mostly fish over 10 lbs. taken from Falcon or the river above or below Falcon. Please note,
Do not bring any fish you have killed or intend to kill to Falcon Lake Tackle for
weighing, pictures or press releases.


We strongly believe in catch and release
and we do not believe in killing the big fish of Falcon when replicas are so realistic
and
serve just as well to document the moment and also preserve future production of fish with big bass genes. Also, Big Bass
are NOT a very good eating fish. Many fishermen and women from all walks of life are featured in this gallery.

This Page doesn't get updated as often as it should..

New Lake record.. 1-1-11

Caught by Tommy Law on 1-07-11 15.63 Pounds!

Jeff with a 13 even on 1-07-11

Steve Thredkeld with a 12-14 on 1-7-11

Here's a few pics from early 2010.. Just a few..

 

These are from 2009. Just a few.

Bob Stevens 11-11 5/29/09

Harrison 10.2 5/24/09

Daniel 12.5 March-09

Leroy Medford 11.3 5/02/09

Mike Stringer 5/18/09

10.14 Aug 14, 08

12.7 Aug, 10, 08

11.8 July 29, 08

12.2 July 18, 2008

Mike Power 11.56 on May 30, 2008

Pat Marley on left 11.50 on 3-09-08

Tom Law 13 pounds 3-08-08

Randy Morrison 10.80 2/17/08 on Left... At Right Troy Matte 10 lb 2 oz... Feb 18 2008

Billy Monhan 11.28 lb 2/15/08

Doug McClure 12 pounder- Feb 11-2008

Steve Threkel 12 plus-Summer 07

 

Nava (Below left from
Nuevo Laredo) Scored
Big Bass
Trolling
Crankbait at Falcon Dam

 

 

 

^Laredoan ^Bass Cluber ^Winter Texan

"Many Tournament Pofesssionals offer guide trips on Falcon and other South
Texas Reservoirs. This is a good alternative to traditional guide service that can
provide some valuable lessons to the novice fishermen or women looking for a
fast track."
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Team Skeeter Fisherwoman Debra Hengst
has caught her share of Big Bass at Falcon

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The largest Bass ever weighed in the
O.P.E.C. Legacy Tournament and the largest
bass caught in any Falcon Tournament since 2001 until Oct 2005
when a 12.90 LB FISH WAS WEIGHED by Tommy Aguilar, Jr

 

NEW RECORD OPEC



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The largest bass (9.97 lbs) weighed in
a major tournament since OPEC in 2001
Raulsten and Edwards are frequent
tournament contenders and winners.

 

 

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"A few Tournament Anglers always find fish regardless of the conditions: cream always rises to the top!"
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One of the largest Gar taken from Falcon Lake
or the Rio Grande River

 

 


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"Hammer not only catches big catfish, he has taken the time to certify them as TPW Records."

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Hammer used live bait
to catch this TPW Certified
Record. He has the lake
record for yellow and blue
cats.

 

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These 2 fish below were taken during pre-fishing. Ed caught his 10.48 lber as guest
fishing SWRI club tournament.

 

 

 

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"Falcon had a great spawn last year and the spawn this year (2004) is even better!"
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A. Garza has caught some huge catfish
However, none have been submitted to
TPW for certification.

 

 

 

 

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Greg's 26 Lb Blue was caught on a Red Bug Brush Hog
off hardwood while fishing for bass. Two days later,
Marvin Hendrix, another Lakefront resident caught a similar fish of a
similar
size on the same type bait
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Tinker's & Kirk's Bass from River below Falcon

The Rio Grande River below Falcon Dam has produced huge bass this year to 11 lbs and over. Pabolo Gomez (below left) has fished the river area nearly every week. While not an area where fish are caught every day, it is frequently a great fishery. Senkos, centepides and spinnerbaits are all good river bass producers. Sour Grape is one of the better river colors. There are multiple locations where boats can be launched.

Many of the larger fish taken during 2003 and in 2004 as well have been caught during tournament pre-fishing such as the 10.7 by Charles Bethany above and Ron Wicker's 10.2 below. Ron Ricketts 10 lb bass was also caught pre-fishing for a tournament. The good news is that all three were released alive to fight again. The bad news, none of these anglers won their tournaments. The more knowledgable anglers are, for the most part, avid catch and release sportsmen. They ask themselves, "Why kill these big fish when replicas are now so life-like you cannot tell them from a skin-mount?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caught pre-fishing for OPEC- Can anybody guess where?
This bass with a 13 lb head and 10 lb body had already spawned out
lending credibility to history of Falcon's early spawning bass.This bass
took a Norman Gel Deep Little N in Chartreuse Baby Bass 149SP color.

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10 Lb 2 Oz 1-21-07

 

 

 

 

 

One Year later, Sept 04 is showing signs of Falcon
bass being on the prowl. Jorge Aguilera and his
buddy scored big on lower lake bass of 11.2, 10,
8 and 7pounds plus 35 other fish from 2 to 3 lbs

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.................................................................................................Charles Ormand 12/21/04 11.2 lbs

Luke Cavanaugh (SWRI Bass Busters) caught this big
10 pound plus bass in the same tournament as Jerry Ramos's and with it he
won Club Heavy stringer with 43 lbs beating Ramos's 41 lb stringer anchored by
the above 14.28 lb fish. Both these fish came out of the lower lake area on the US side.
Jerry's fish was caught in State Park Cove on a Zoom Watermelon Red Brushhog he had
purchased at Falcon Lake Tackle.

The fish was stabilized in the Falcon Lake Tackle live release tank and was submitted to
Texas Share-Lunker. A replica of this fish will be on display at Falcon Lake Tackle as soon
as it is finished by the Clayton's at Lake Fork Taxidermy. Check out some of their work at
lakeforktaxidermy.com. If you catch that bass of a lifetime at Falcon or any other lake,
take a picture, measure the girth and length and have a replica made instead of killing the fish.
She will spawn 50,000 or so bass a year and spread her genes to Falcon for years to come.
When you show the fish to anyone, you will be able to say she is still swimming around in
Falcon making big babies. That will bring you much greater admiration and respect than having
to admit you killed a magnificent miracle of Mother Nature to satisfy your ego. To the best of
our knowledge, all of the bass pictured here since 2000 have been caught In Falcon and released
back in to Falcon by true sportsmen and women.

 

 

 

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Steve and his friends from Colorado
caught some great bass Pumpkin Chart Mag
Lizards was one of their best baits

This is one of multiple big fish caught this weekend ln the Veleno. This Lewis fish
is the largest Bass caught and weighed in a tournament or at Falcon Lake Tackle and released in 2005.Jerry refused to submit to Share Lunker for fear of her being killed like so many of their fish.


Tom caught this fish on Friday while prefishing Falcon for
Texas Classic Bass Club Tournament and this fish is one of the
late spawners as the picture attests. She was released back into
Falcon so she could complete her spwan. Texas Classic Bass Club
has returned to Falcon for tournaments because of the good fishing.

 

 

 

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Both these fish to the left were caught
during the 2005 Bass Champs on 3/26/05
along with a third 10.06# fish we did not
get pictured.Jimmy Steed was the Second Team
member not picured. Jimmy is a guide on Falcon.

 

 

 

 

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Caught 07-03-05 by Hector
Cantu using GDD22 Fire Tiger

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Caught in Austin Bass Club Tournament
on Zoom Magnum WMR Lizard. Dennis Parish
10.28 Lbs 10-30-05......................May 2006 Rogelio Gonzales 10.1#

..............................................................................................................Bud Evans 13.02 Lb3/06

.......ABA 5/20/06......................11.07Lbs fishing 5/20/06

Pablo Gomez 28# Striper.........Abelardo Lozoya 11# June 2006

Rio Grande below Falcon
May 23, 2006 Spinnerbait

Kevin Reissig BB Bass Champs 11.32 #
June 3. 2006 Falcon Tournament Brush Hog RH
Center 12 Lbs


 

 






 


 

 

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17 Ft of water on GDD22 BS06............................................................09/06/06 SABC BB

........................................Genaro Munoz III 10.1 lbs in 20 ft of water(09-06-06)

 

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These two lunkers caught

in Border Bass Trail Tournament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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`````````Bates fish 12/13/06

Caught 12-10-06 5 ft water
Lancaster Sweet Beaver California Color- Campos Magnum WMR Lizard

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Caught in 2-11-07 Tournament ..........................................................Austin Bass Club 2/25/07

 

 

 

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...............................................................Danelo Gonzales 7/21/07 10.9#

 

 

 

13.03 # Bass caught on guide trip

July 07 on crankbait in 13 ft of water

 

 

 

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