The Devils River is the cleanest, clearest river in Texas and all of the Southwest; it is used as the benchmark by the State to which all other rivers are compared to for clarity and purity. It is spring fed so it retains a consistent level year round, and although it has many deep stretches and pools it has several unnavigable spots that will require lining and dragging your boat through. If you are not in good physical shape, do not have good balance, do not posses a can-do attitude, and are not an experienced paddler and/or good coordination then this river will be very difficult for you. On the other hand, if you are in decent shape, learn quickly, and are not a quitter, then this is one of the most spectacular and challenging rivers in North America!
Thanks so much for putting together one of the greatest trips of my lifetime! It gave me a chance to share an incredible outdoor experience with my son and nephew! The other two gents (Romero and Paul) were a perfect fit, we all hit it off from the start!
I also want to thank you for securing the take out at Gerald’s (?) place so we could run the original trip as planned!
First let me compliment our guide Tanner! He was great!!!!! If I am ever fortunate enough to partake in another one of your company’s trips I would definitely want him to be the guide!!!!!!! The guidance, food and hospitality he provided was top notch!
Second, I appreciated how day one was spent upstream from Dolan Falls! It gave everyone in our group to get their water legs! I’d highly recommend that approach in your future trips, once the Devils Back take out is reopened!
Third, I caught 14 fish including two big smallmouth (~14 – 16”) and a handful of 16 – 19” largemouth (I didn’t have a board or digital scale but referenced than against the 5 gal drinking water container on my kayak! Attached are two pics of the two smallmouth that I caught. One upstream of Dolan (second pic) and the larger one (1st pic closeup) caught at 6:45am in the runoff immediately below Indian Creek rapids (around the Mile 20 campsite)! Might make for a advertisement on your webpage!