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#12584573 - 01/18/18 01:31 PM overnight river trips
Mooreg9 Offline

Registered: 09/29/15
Posts: 102
Alright guys i need some help. i am looking for some overnight river trips to make coming in the spring. i have already done the 30 mile stretch of the brazos river and i am looking for something new and a change of scenery.

#12584617 - 01/18/18 02:07 PM Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9]
Oh'Reely Offline

Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 176
Loc: Wylie, Tx.
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#12585502 - 01/19/18 08:09 AM Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9]
camoxpress Offline

Registered: 07/26/07
Posts: 88
Loc: Rowlett
Besides the Brazos a couple of my other favorites have been the Sabine (below Toledo Bend to Bon Wier) and the Devil's.

#12586551 - 01/19/18 07:45 PM Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9]
JCG57 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/08/02
Posts: 1485
Loc: DFW
Interested in truly beautiful scenery and a river full of smallmouth? Go to the Buffalo River in Arkansas this spring.

#12587038 - 01/20/18 06:16 AM Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9]
Matty Offline

Registered: 06/17/06
Posts: 173
Loc: Plano
- Devils is the ultimate river adventure with some monster fish but gets pricey considering shuttles.
- Buffalo is nice but can get crowded.
- Ouachita is my personal favorite in Arkansas. Similar to Buffalo but 3 hrs closer, less people and excellent smallie fishing.
- Caddo in Ark is easy to access but lacks a bit in scenery. Good #s of smallies but not as much size.

#12612386 - 02/05/18 04:27 PM Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9]
roadtrip Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 11798
Loc: Terrell/Dallas
Look to Southeast Oklahoma. Kiamichi River, Upper and Lower Mt. Fork.

#12613672 - 02/06/18 12:37 PM Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9]
bigbass87 Offline

Registered: 03/27/13
Posts: 294
Loc: Granbury/Benbrook, Tx
Following this also. The devils is awesome, but looking for something different this year.

#12613729 - 02/06/18 01:13 PM Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9]
bass_hunter Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 3251
Loc: Perrin, TX
I did a 4 day (3 nights) down the Current River in Missouri back in October. The scenery was amazing! Crystal clear water, natural springs all along the way (one you can paddle up into) bald eagles and otters too. The trout fishing in the upper part of the river is supposed be great, but we didn't do so well. We got into some smallmouth and walleye down the river. And the flow is constant. We did over 50 miles from just below Baptist camp to Two rivers where the Jack's fork comes in with no trouble at all.
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#12614175 - 02/06/18 05:22 PM Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9]
jscott1112 Offline

Registered: 01/19/10
Posts: 27
Following this post. Looking to do some more trips with the family. Won't be taking them to the devil's till they are much older(special place though). We have done the Brazos but looking for others options. My oldest daughter(10) is learning to fly fish along with my wife. The Oauchita is looking pretty good now. Thanks for the recommendation.

#12614752 - 02/06/18 11:16 PM Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9]
TxDanFishMan Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 501
Loc: Keller, Texas
Caddo River in Arkansas, Caddo Gap to Glenwood and then on to Amity.
Nice little river. Never had a bad trip there, fall or spring.

More adventure, try the Big Piney but watch out for the "The Mother" rapids.
Slide right, coming in .... Fish On!

#12614781 - 02/07/18 01:05 AM Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9]
karstopo Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/22/16
Posts: 597
Loc: Brazoria County
Colorado River between Austin and Bay City. I’ve done part of the Wharton to Bay City. Really Nice country

#12615599 - 02/07/18 02:12 PM Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9]
JJ4MEL Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1385
Loc: Celina/Prosper, TX
Just to add to this, has anyone paddled the Red River below Texoma Dam? Maybe put in at Texoma and take out at Hwy 271 in Arthur City? Driving miles it is about 66 miles, not sure on river miles. Just curious to know how this stretch of water fishes and camping any good?

#12615713 - 02/07/18 03:26 PM Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9]
Todd™ Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 3634
Loc: On my kayak
This past Oct. we did the upper Ouachita between Rocky Shoals and Dragover Float camp. Water levels were extremely low and had to do a lot of dragging but that made fishing easier. We broke the nine miles up over three days not because we had to drag a lot but the fishing was so awesome we couldn't stop. Great scenery, crystal clear water, didn't see a soul on the river in 3 days, and caught over 200 smallies. We will be going back this spring and they also have a white bass run with some monster stripers mixed in.

#12615806 - 02/07/18 04:34 PM Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9]
J Barlow Offline

Registered: 05/02/06
Posts: 303
Loc: Richardson

#12615938 - 02/07/18 06:05 PM Re: overnight river trips [Re: J Barlow]
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Registered: 06/07/01
Posts: 448
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