Falcon Lake Fishing Guide Service

Falcon Lake Guide Service

Dan Schoonveld

  • Professional Bass Angler
  • Licensed & Insured
  • Over 15 years experience
  • Member of FLW
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Extensive Fishing Experience

Dan has up to the minute experience with the latest and most productive fishing techniques. Now working with the Renowned BIG BASS of FALCON LAKE, Dan brings along an extensive knowledge of structure fishing from Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas and Toledo Bend Lake on the Texas / Louisiana border.

Tournament Fishing

Dan also fishes some semi-pro circuits including Everstart and BFL. 2004 produced two Top 5 finishes in Texas Tournament Trail events - including a Third Place finish in the Championship.

In 2007 he fished the Texas Stren Division and finished 7th for the year with one Top 10 and an 11th place finish. This included a 2nd place finish with 2 records broken on nearby Lake Amistad! (CLICK HERE to see the story for Day 1 and HERE for the story on Day 2) Also in 2007 he fished the Texas Tournament Trail and finished 18th and had one Top 10 finish. This 7th place finish provided him with a berth in the 2008 FLW Tour - and led to finishing 5th for FLW Rookie of the Year. 

Though qualified for the 2009 FLW Tour, Dan has decided to dedicate his time to guiding on Falcon Lake and fishing the 2009 Stren Texas Division. 

Dan's wife is his manager and his son is his practice partner.

Please Note...

"Bass fishing is a great sport and responsible fishermen want to keep it that way. The best way to do this is to "re-cycle" the trophies you catch by practicing Catch And Release. To make this easier, I shoot a picture of you with your fish and get the measurements and weight - so a replica can be made for your wall, if you wish. While there is nothing wrong with keeping some of the smaller fish, we recognize that those big females are the ones repopulating the lake with future lunkers and urge all of my clients to release the big ones" - Dan Schoonveld

Come Fish Falcon Lake - Home of the BIG BASS

Enjoy a fun-filled day fishing with Dan and learn some of the best techniques on the water today - this can be an especially great experience for kids!

YES - we can accommodate large groups... we line up multiple fishing guides who are experienced and reputable so everyone will have a great time and catch fish.


On a more personal level...

I started bass fishing in Arkansas at about 12 years old with my good friend, Steve. We fished every chance we had. As time passed, I found myself interested in fishing some small tournaments in the area. Every week they had night-time tournaments and about once a month I got together the entry fee and fished... and did OK.

At 23 I got my first Ranger boat and immediately fished a Children's Miracle Network tourney. As the final weigh-in time approached and fishing within sight of the check-in station... Fish On! A nice one - at least a couple of pounds. With literally only a couple of minutes left, I horsed the fish in... a little too quickly, it turns out, as it got away. It was a close tournament - I came in 23rd, but only 2 pounds away from First Place... the one that got away a couple of minutes before closing!

For 5 years I lived on Toledo Bend Lake on the Texas side and owned a marina. In addition to guiding at the marina, I competed in the FLW Circuits (Bass Fishing League, Stren Series and Texas Tournament Trail) and did pretty well with them. I was privileged to fish the FLW Tour against many of my idols - the really big names in fishing.

Now, I'm ready to make my home where the winters are warm and the bass are BIG! Come fish Falcon Lake with a lifelong, dedicated Bass Fisherman!

               -Dan Schoonveld

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Falcon Lake Guide Service - Dan Schoonveld

E-Mail: BigBass@FalconLakeGuideService.com  
Phone: (956) 849-5153

Dan Schoonveld
Falcon Lake Guide Service - P. O. Box 1093 - Zapata, TX 78076

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