Falcon Lake Fishing

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  1. sycamoretwitch

    sycamoretwitch Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Heading down to Falcon at the end of February for my first trip to that body of water. Going with an experienced group of anglers who make the trip annually - but a first for me.

    Any tips for late February? Baits? Presentations?

    I’m thinking ounce spinner baits with soft plastic swim bait trailers. Slow roll.

    Football jig - big green pumpkin rage crawl. Again slow.

    Jerk bait - slow. Everything pretty slow basically.

    Buzzbait for a morning bite.

    Any thoughts or feedback on that game plab greatly appreciated.
     
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    No.6Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    If it were me I would pack some hooks for wacky rigging and flipping.
     
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    sycamoretwitch Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Can handle a wacky rig - but have trouble with most “vertical” styles of fishing. A few weaknesses in my game. Definitely going to flip a bunch.
     
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    I'd want a thinner style square bill, a 3/8-1/2 oz structure jig for the timber,and a bigger wacky rig senko presentation as well as the things you mentioned. You would have most situations covered then.

    I've never been there but I do know there is a ton of standing timber in the water. You're gonna want vertical presentations to pick things apart once you find the fish, and horizontal presentations that will hold up in timber to find them. Squarebills and spinner baits will likely be great search baits in those environments where you won't be hung up every other cast.
     
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    sycamoretwitch Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Solid advice! Thanks guys - that helps me put together a pretty solid game plan. Indiana to Texas is a long trip - I aint going all that way not to have a game plan of sorts
     
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    I am more of a live bait kind of guy myself. Works well in the early season temps.
     

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