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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, bluegill, tilapia, white bass and alligator gar at Falcon International Reservoir in Central Texas.

Falcon Reservoir, TX

Famous for monster bass, Falcon Lake (Falcon International Reservoir) is a 83,800-acre lake on the southern border of central Texas, at Falcon State Park. With over 400 miles of shoreline (about half on the US side), there is so much water to fish it would take a lifetime to cover it all. Largemouth bass are the main draw here, but catfish, bluegill, white bass and crappie also deserve attention.

Falcon Lake, situated on the Texas-Mexico border, is a world-class fishing destination that attracts anglers from far and wide. The lake offers exceptional fishing opportunities, making it a favorite spot for anglers seeking a thrilling angling experience. Falcon Lake is renowned for its incredible largemouth bass fishing. The lake's clear waters, abundant vegetation, and ample cover provide an ideal habitat for bass, resulting in the potential for landing trophy-sized fish. Anglers can also target other popular species such as catfish, crappie, and sunfish, ensuring a diverse and exciting fishing adventure.

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Additionally the lake has populations of tilapia and gar. The lake is a literal fish factory and delivers both quantity and quality. Big bass and monster catfish are caught with regularity. And, if you just enjoy catching lots of fish and getting away from the crowd, you'll love Falcon. Boat launch ramps are open to the public - one at Falcon State Park and one at Zapata. Other areas with primitive ramps are available during low-water conditions - some requiring four-wheel drive.

Primary fish species residing in Falcon Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie Bluegill Tilapia White Bass Alligator gar

Falcon International Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a favored activity on Falcon Lake, as the lake's vast expanse and calm waters provide the perfect setting for water-based fun. Whether it's cruising, water skiing, or simply leisurely boating, there is plenty of space for boaters to enjoy their preferred activities. Falcon Lake features multiple boat ramps and marinas, ensuring convenient access for boating enthusiasts. Exploring Falcon Lake by boat allows visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty, navigate through submerged structures, and fully appreciate the serenity of the lake.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Arroyo Veleno Public Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off County Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Boat Ramp Falcon Lake State Park
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Park Road 46, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and both paved and gravel parking.

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Camping is a popular pastime at Falcon Lake, offering visitors the opportunity to fully embrace the tranquility and natural beauty of the area. The lake provides several campgrounds, accommodating both tent and RV campers. Campers can relax amidst the serene surroundings, engage in outdoor activities such as hiking and birdwatching, and enjoy evenings by campfires beneath the starry sky. Camping at Falcon Lake allows visitors to disconnect from the outside world and connect with the peaceful ambiance of the lake.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Falcon Lake RV Park - 956 744-4629

Lakefront Lodge RV Park - 956 765-4346

Falcon Heights Motel & RV Park - 956 848-5229

Falcon State Park Campground & RV Park - 956 848-5327

Amigo Inn & R. V. Park - 956 765-3095

Four Seasons Mobile Home & RV Park - 956 765-4241

Falcon Lake TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Falcon International Reservoir
Falcon Lake Tackle
2825 S. US Hwy 83
Zapata, TX 78076
956 765-4866


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