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overnight river trips #12584573
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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.

Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12584617
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Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12585502
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Besides the Brazos a couple of my other favorites have been the Sabine (below Toledo Bend to Bon Wier) and the Devil's.

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Interested in truly beautiful scenery and a river full of smallmouth? Go to the Buffalo River in Arkansas this spring.

Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12587038
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- 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.

Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12612386
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Look to Southeast Oklahoma. Kiamichi River, Upper and Lower Mt. Fork.




Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12613672
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Following this also. The devils is awesome, but looking for something different this year.

Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12613729
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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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Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12614175
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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.


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Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12614752
02/07/18 05:16 AM
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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.



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Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12614781
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Colorado River between Austin and Bay City. I’ve done part of the Wharton to Bay City. Really Nice country

Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12615599
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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?

Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12615713
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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.

Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12615806
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Re: overnight river trips [Re: JJ4MEL] #12624985
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I am in West Texas. Please give me more info on this trip. What is the put in and take out. Is there a shuttle service for your vehicle. You can PM me or test 806-300-4081. Thanks in advance.

Re: overnight river trips [Re: craigfish] #12677828
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Amistad Expeditions to get on the Devils. This will be my fist time but the buddies I'm going with in May have used them and have nothing but great things to say about them. Where in West Texas? We're out of Odessa/Midland.

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Originally Posted By: roadtrip
Look to Southeast Oklahoma. Kiamichi River, Upper and Lower Mt. Fork.


have you done these friend?
i would be up for that

Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12693128
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Hey Butch. I've done the Kiamichi and Lower Mt. Fork a few times. Not the upper fork. The upper fork is supposed to be great smallmouth fishing.
The lower fork has trout in the first few miles. Tons of bass. Nice clean cold water. Plenty of outfitters nearby
The kiamichi above Antlers, Hill country, lots of pines. Clean water, bass, crappie, sandies. Probably cats too, didn't target those. LOTS of wildlife.K-River Kampground is the only outfitter I know of but they're inexpensive and friendly. Nice campround.




Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12698305
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The S Llano from the CR150 access to the S Llano River State Park and then on to the City Park is a beautiful trp and the fishing is excellent (if you like to catch the Texas State Fish).

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Buffalo, Crooked Creek, Kings River, Ouachita, Caddo (if it is running high enough --- pretty fine line between too little and too much and it usually swings rapidly between the two), S. Llano, Spring River (another arkie but need to plan your camping), I think the Upper Illinois is possible but I have not done it.

Crooked is easy -- look for 11 to 12.5 at Kelly Slab gauge (drag a bit at below that and below 10 is PITA). Call Dan Pratt and songdogkayakrentals. He'll move your truck twice for you (Crooked follows 412) and you can car camp the first night and then have it waiting at take out. Kings is a little more difficult to plan - for one thing the gauge is all the way up at 412 and it is hard to know exactly when the watershed gets rain because over about a 10 mile stretch a drop can either go to the Buffalo, the Kings, War Eagle, or the White.

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Originally Posted By: LearnedHat
Buffalo, Crooked Creek, Kings River, Ouachita, Caddo (if it is running high enough --- pretty fine line between too little and too much and it usually swings rapidly between the two), S. Llano, Spring River (another arkie but need to plan your camping), I think the Upper Illinois is possible but I have not done it.

Crooked is easy -- look for 11 to 12.5 at Kelly Slab gauge (drag a bit at below that and below 10 is PITA). Call Dan Pratt and songdogkayakrentals. He'll move your truck twice for you (Crooked follows 412) and you can car camp the first night and then have it waiting at take out. Kings is a little more difficult to plan - for one thing the gauge is all the way up at 412 and it is hard to know exactly when the watershed gets rain because over about a 10 mile stretch a drop can either go to the Buffalo, the Kings, War Eagle, or the White.


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Re: overnight river trips [Re: olskool68] #12709626
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Originally Posted By: olskool68
Amistad Expeditions to get on the Devils. This will be my fist time but the buddies I'm going with in May have used them and have nothing but great things to say about them. Where in West Texas? We're out of Odessa/Midland.


Im just south in Crane. I have a few friends that want to do it but are afraid of the unknown.

Re: overnight river trips [Re: Mooreg9] #12728121
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I have organized an overnight on Red River for about 25 employees. Putting in at Denison dam and exit Bakers Crossing Bridge. Only about 12 miles but plenty for non-kayakers to have fun. There are a few other exits along the river depending on how long you want to stay.

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