In addition to offering a comprehensive selection of fishing
tackle and marine supplies, Falcon Lake Tackle provides Mexico
Mexican Sport Fishing Regulations | Mexico
State issued Licenses are available at Falcon Lake Tackle!
For complete info on Texas Fishing and Hunting Licenses and Regulations,
visit the TPWD
website or pick up their free annual guide anywhere licenses are sold (Not
available in Spanish,
Fishing (Type 201):
Required of any resident (see RESIDENT below) who
fishes in the public waters of Texas (Note: All members of the U.S. Armed Forces
on active duty and their dependents are considered residents). You do not
need this license if you:
- are under 17 years of age.
- were born BEFORE Sept. 1, 1930.
- are a mentally disabled person who is
engaging in recreational fishing as part of medically approved therapy, and who
is fishing under the immediate supervision of personnel approved or employed by
a hospital, residence, or school for mentally disabled persons. The mentally disabled
person must carry an authorization identifying the entity supplying the service.
This authorization may be in the form of an I.D. card that contains the name of
the sponsoring entity.
- hold a valid Super Combo, Resident Combination Hunting
and Fishing License or Texan Package.
- hold a valid Temporary Resident Fishing
- hold a valid Special Resident Fishing License.
- hold a valid
Disabled Veteran Hunting and Fishing License.
- hold a Lifetime Resident Combination
Hunting and Fishing License.
- hold a Lifetime Resident Fishing License
Fishing (Type 205):
This license or the Temporary Nonresident Fishing
License is required of all nonresidents who fish in the public waters of Texas.
This license is not required if you are a:
under 17 years of age; or
- Oklahoma resident 65 years of age or older; or
- Louisiana resident 65 years of age or older who possesses a valid Louisiana
Recreational Fishing License (includes Senior Hunt/Fish License)
(1-day or more) Nonresident Fishing Charges based on number of days
All information updated as of January 17, 2013.
Mexican Fishing Licenses may be obtained from our
website e-store (preferred), by mail from Falcon Lake Tackle
or in person at the store in Zapata. Mexican Boat Permits
are no longer required as of January 1, 2008!
The timeframe is basically a function of the mode of mail service selected by
the licensee. Use of an overnight delivery service will enable you to receive
the documents within a two (1 day to get here) to three-day period. We will turn
around all license requests in a one-day timeframe unless the request falls on
a week-end or information is deficient and requires clarification. If other modes
of mail are selected, it may take longer to receive the licenses.
mail all licenses Priority Mail, and this is covered by the $9.95 mailing and
handling fee. In so doing we are able to obtain tracking. Sorry, we cannot be
responsible for delayed or lost licenses mailed according to instructions received.
Payment and receipt of all required documentation with a current expiration date,
is required before any license or permit will be processed by Falcon Lake Tackle
for transmital. We recommend a scanner and e-mail of documents because of readability
issues frequently encountered with fax transmittals. Because these are original
documents and must be reissued if lost, certified mail is utilized as the lowest
class of service acceptable. An overnight service is recommended with 2 or 3 day
delivery if time permits.
All Fishing Licenses issued by Falcon Lake Tackle are
obtained from the official Government of Mexico Representative in the US. The
name of the representative is Ing. Santiago
I. Gomez Aguilar and the office is Secretaria del Medio Ambiente y Recursos
Naturales y Pesca (SEMARNAP). They are located in San Diego, Calif. All
licenses and permits we issue are reported back to this agency and you are legally
licensed to fish and operate a noncommercial boat in all Mexican waters. The names
of Officials in this Office are subject to change and may not be updated on a
current basis. Rest assured these are the Official Government documents and they
are good for fishing all Mexican waters.CAUTION: Licenses issued
by some parties may not meet the requirements of this agency and, if not official
or are not properly prepared, may in fact not afford you the protection you think
you have purchased. We recommend you purchase from only a reputable license location
like Falcon Lake Tackle who has sold these documents since 2000 without incidence
Mexican Fishing License
Information Required: Please consolidate and e-mail requests together and
enter information via the shopping cart to expedite issuance and mailing. Verify
that the copy of the State registration sent is legible and send us an e-mail
that we can reply to if you have e-mail access. We need name, address, city, state
and ZIP code of each licensee. If address is a P.O. Box, please provide physical
address also. A copy of your drivers license in lieu of, or in addition to, the
above would help and home/office telephone numbers are also requested so we can
reach you if a problem or question arises.. The above information can be submitted
by mail or on-line with the order demographics or via e-mail or by fax.
if you prefer to call, we will gladly take your info over the phone and get your
license on its way to you.. Call 956-765-4866 to order your license by phone..
Boat Permit Information:
Cost and Term: Mexican Fishing
Licenses are issued for $60.00. The annual documents are effective on the date
issued and are valid for one year from the issue date. No post dating is allowed.
One Week (Seven Day) fishing licenses are available for $40. We do not have a
provision for long distance charges included in this price so if we are required
to make long distance calls in order to clarify information, they will be charged
at $2.50 per call in addition to the above charges. Please feel free to call us
and follow up to make sure the information you faxed is usable. If you have a
scanner and computer, you can scan and transmit the information by e-mail and
the quality is much better. E-mail also makes it easy for us to communicate without
incurring long distance charges.We will do everything possible to make this a
satisfactory experience. However, we can not control the mail, and we recommend
you not wait until the last minute to begin this process. We will jump through
hoops to help you, but we are reticient to run through fire.
or Destroyed Licenses: The only safe and sure way to cover this situation
(Lost License) is to purchase a new license, so guard your original carefully.
These documents are "Bought" when issued regardless of the receipt or
non-receipt thereof because we pay for the original sequentially-numbered document
in advance. Once information is added to the original, they cannot be reused.
We provide mail service as a convenience to out-of-town fishermen and women.
1) Initiate request for issuance to Falcon Lake Tackle by Order
on Shopping Cart. Fax, mail, e-mail or telephone the information required
above. Fax: 956-765-5854, Telephone 956-765-4866
2) Provide credit card information on shopping cart,
send check (Note: Check payment causes delay in transmittal of license until cleared)
or money order in the amount indicated plus $9.95 shipping/handling. If your timeframe
is short, we can accept the information over the telephone. However, if any of
the information provided is either received or entered incorrectly, the license
is "bought" regardless because they cannot be corrected. Please make
sure the information communicated is correct and that we have it recorded correctly.
It is always preferable that information be sent in written form. Also, we recommend
that you do not utilize the US mail if you need the documents quickly. We have
experienced delays of two weeks or more in USPS standard delivery and one set
of documents from 2002 is yet to be received or returned.
3) Falcon Lake Tackle
will promptly process, mail, and return the documents according to your instructions.
Sorry, Falcon Lake Tackle cannot be responsible for losses of documents in the
mail or failure to send licenses due to missing or errors in information. We can
recommend use of a mail service if requested. Last Fed Ex pickup is in Zapata
at 1:00 pm Mon-Friday. No Saturday service is available. The responsibility for
selection of carrier is that of the buyer and we cannot be responsible for the
delivery and/or any delays after the documents are propely mailed..
To have a license and/or permit prepared and ready for your pickup at Falcon Lake
Tackle on Wednesday through Sunday (or by appointment), follow Mail Issuance Procedure
above and advise date and time of pickup with transmittal of required information
Only one rod or line with
hook per person is permitted in the water, but there is no restriction regarding
the number of replacement items.
The fishing license allows one to capture
only finfish. It does not allow capture of any mollusks
or crustaceans, and their capture by anyone is strictly prohibited. Totuava, turtles
and marine mammals are under protection of the Ministry and may not be captured
at any time.
To capture bottom fish, up to four hooks
on a vertical line may be used.
The use electric reels is restricted to disabled
fishermen only with written authorization from the Ministry required before
In ocean waters and estuaries the limit is a total of
ten fish per day, with no more
than 5 catches of a single specie, except of the species of Marlin, Sailfish,
Swordfish and Shark, of which only one specimen of either is allowed and which
counts as five of any specie, or Dorado, Roosterfish, Shad or Tarpon of which
only two samples of each specie are allowed and which also count as five of any
Limit on inland bodies of water (rivers, lakes, dams,
etc.) is five fish per day, whether of a single specie
or in combination.
Underwater fishing is limited to five
fish per day, using rubber band or spring type harpoons, and only while
There is no limit to the practice
of "catch and release", as long as the fish that exceed the bag limit be
returned to their environment in good survival condition.
is conducted from boats out at sea for longer than three days, the bag limit will
be equivalent of three times the amounts mentioned above.
It is illegal to capture and maintain alive any fish for ornamental
It is prohibited to receive any financial gain from the product
obtained through sportfishing.
It is prohibited to dump trash, litter or substances
that harm the aquatic flora or fauna, whether on lakes, river banks, shores or
It is prohibited to collect shells, corals, sea anemones and
snails, or to disturb the original ecosystem environment.
It is prohibited
to practice sportfishing 250 meters or less from swimmers.
It is prohibited
to use artificial lighting to attract large quantities of fish.
It is prohibited
to discharge firearms in Mexican waters.
It is requested that all unusual
activities, occurrences or record catches be reported to the Comision Nacional
De Acuacultura Y Pesca, or to its representative in San Diego, CA., in order to
ensure the preservation of natural resources for the continued enjoyment of all
It is prohibited to filet fish caught under a sportfishing license
aboard the vessel from which it was caught.
Q: Will the licenses we purchase for
Falcon be valid for other lakes in Mexico?
A: Yes, the licenses
we sell are obtained from the designated Mexico Government Agency in San Diego
California which is the Department of the Mexican Government authorized to sell
these licenses and they are valid for all Mexico Lakes. We report all sales by
submitting copies and logs, which we understand are entered into a database.
Q: What information is required to obtain a Mexican Fishing
A: Name address, city and state plus the date you want
the license issued.
Q: Do we have to come to Falcon Lake
to get the documents?
A: No, we can issue them by mail using the
procedure outlined above. If your need is immediate we can scan and email or fax
copies to you and then mail the original documents.
Can we pay for the permit and license now and have it issued for a later effective
A: No, the annual licenses are issued in numerical order
and can not be dated for a future effective date. Only temporary licenses can
be post dated.
Q: Can the documents be purchased other
places for less than the amount charged by Falcon Lake Tackle?
A: We have heard that there are some places in Mexico where these documents can
be purchased for less, but we have also heard that some of these licenses are
not legal because they are not issued by the official Mexico Government Agency.
In order to obtain the authorization to sell licenses, we are required to go through
an extensive licensing procedure, then we must purchase the licenses in advance
and send the documents Federal Express to and from California. We are also required
to submit payment by Cashier's Check and do periodic reports via Fed Ex to the
Mexico Government. We have to make copies of documents to enclose with the transmittal
to Mexico. The charges barely cover our cost and we provide these as a courtesy
to our customers. We advise anyone asking about this to be careful about where
and from whom you purchase these documents. Purchase only from a Mexican Government
facility or someone authorized by them to sell documents. The amounts reflected
on the front of the documents is what we pay for purchase of the document from
the Mexican Government and the difference between that and the total we charge
is required to cover costs. A note of Caution. These are
original documents and must be issued correctly. Corrections visible to the eye
may be viewed as fradulent by enforcement personnel and could invalidate the licenses.
Some establishments selling these licenses are careless and do not assure the
correct info is reflected. Beware of careless, ignorant or unskilled issuers.
You may be paying for invalid document(s) and conequently
placing your equipment in jeporady.
A: In some instances, the licenses
information may have hit the state computer system and you can obtain a copy from
any state tax office. If sufficient time has not passed since renewal or registration,
the information may not be available on the computer and if it is not, we cannot
issue a boat permit. We
suggest that when buying a boat you insist the dealer send someone to a TPWD issuing
office and obtain the Texas Certificate of Number for a Boat before you take delivery.
This is a one day deal and can expedite licensure.