Yesterday, Falcon Lake near Zapata, TX debuted in its first semi big time tournament as the FLW Stren Series visited this border reservoir. Locals and pundits predicted that this one could break all the records, much like Amistad did when tournaments starting visiting there. Turns out, they were right.
After catching 27 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday, Jeremy Guidry finished the event with 110 pounds, 2 ounces. That’s the heaviest four-day cumulative tournament weight in the history of both the Stren Series and FLW Outdoors as a whole. Guidry’s catch shattered the previous record of 105 pounds, 8 ounces set by David Mauldin of Tomball, Texas, during the 2006 Stren Series tournament on Lake Amistad. In fact, the top three finishers on Falcon all surpassed the previous record.
On top of this, it took over 62lbs for 3 days, just to sniff the money in this event. Imagine catching 20lbs a day for 3 days in a row and head home without even a check…. Pretty crazy! Big bass of the tournament was 12lbs 13oz, and several other 10lb+ bass were weighed on both boater and co-angler sides. Unlike some tournament when only the boaters really catch them, it took over 96lbs for the co-angler title.
Read the FLW story and standings. Moral of the story, is add this to your fishing destination list and keep an eye on future tournaments on Falcon. Should be exciting when the Elite Series fishes Falcon in early April!
Last but not least, couple photos from FlwOutdoors.com sprinkled in!
Tommy Martin with a Day 1 Sow Winner Jeremy Guidry on Day 4
If you enjoy this Blog, consider making a PayPal donation to help keep it going. No Donation too small, Thanks!