Fishing at Falcon Lake


All who are 17 and above are required to have a license to fish. Freshwater licenses cost 30 dollars

Species at Flacon Lake

-Large Mouth Bass (record 15.63 lbs)

-Blue Catfish (record 49 lbs)

-Flathead Catfish (record 29.9 lbs)

-Crappie (record 2.44 lbs)

-Bluegill (record 1.07 lbs)

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. Summer fishing can be tough due to the heat.

Endangered species include white lipped frogs, Mexican burrowing toads, and American Perigrine Falcons.

Rusty Crayfish are the worst invasive species Falcon Lake is dealing with. Others are salvinia and Congograss.

ShareLunker Program

Encourages anglers who have caught 13-pound-plus largemouth bass to lend or donate the fish to TPWD for spawning purposes. There have been 20 fish donated from Falcon Lake.
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Fishing Regulations

On the Texas side of the lake, all species are managed under current statewide regulations. For recreational anglers fishing Mexican waters, a Mexico fishing license is required for everyone in the boat.

Interesting Fact

Part of Lake Falcon is in Mexican territory.