Portage at Dolan Falls Devils River Texas Fly Fishing Guides
The Devils River is one of the most rugged and pristine rivers in the Southwest U.S.
Very few people get to experience the phenomenal fishing and scenery because of the guarded access. We have access to
private properties including several ranches with many miles of frontage.
The Devils River begins its course near
Ozona and Sonora, TX. It is a wet weather drainage on the upper end with no permanent pools. Farther downstream
near the ghost town of Juno, the river becomes intermittent, surfacing and disappearing beneath gravel bars.
fish and float the navigable sections of the river. One of our floats begins at Baker's crossing and we fish our way
down to the San Pedro Ranch. The ranch has three miles of frontage on the Devils River. We have a three bedroom,
two bath cabin, with a river view. San Pedro Ranch has a beautiful riverside, shaded, pecan and oak forest.
It is surrounded by thousands of acres of rugged trans-Pecos ranchland, and is truly remote with world class beauty.
Another section we fish is twelve miles downstream of Baker's Crossing where we have access to Sycamore Canyon Ranch. This
8,700 acre property has three miles of Devils River frontage and is adjacent to the Devils River State Natural Area (Del
Norte Unit). The ranch has a river-front cabin with air conditioning and a fire place giving us a great headquarters
for staging adventures downstream. We also have a ranch at the Blue Sage area giving us a great place to launch and
take out. Our other property has ten miles of frontage and several tens of thousands of acres near the convergence of
the Devils River and Lake Amistad.
All trips catch and release only with fly or artificial lures only.
Nolan Ryan and Don Sanders with Expedition Outfitters Devils River Smallmouth Bass
We recently had the pleasure of hosting Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Nolan Ryan
and his buddy Don Sanders on a Devils River Fishing trip. They were both excellent fishermen and we had the times of our lives!
Steve Probasco former editor of Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine
Devils River Smallmouth Bass
Devils Rive Native Largemouth Bass
Devils River Fishing Guide
Please Scroll Down to the middle of this page for trip description and pricing.
Will York from San Antonio Texas is pictured below landing a trophy Devils River Smallmouth Bass on topwater
Devils River Largemouth Bass on Topwater Fly, please see video below.
Devils River Helicopter tour with Expedition Outfitters
Devils River Fishing Guide
Look for our Devils River Feature Article in Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine!
photo by Jon Luke
Season and Schedule:
We have packages available in the Spring and
Devils River Safaris:
fully guided fly fishing package...Two days guided fishing in a 14 ft. custom whitewater raft (two clients per boat),
three nights lodging in an air conditioned riverfront ranch house with fireplace. Rock art tours and Jeep tours included
upon arrival afternoon. We provide meals and most beverages. Cost: $1,750 per person. We only do parties of two,
or four clients with this package.
Our most popular trip... We have a fully guided fly fishing
float trip we're offering in our 14 foot deluxe rafts. This trip is based out of a 20,000 acre ranch with many miles of Devils
River frontage. It offers sight casting opportunities to trophy largemouth and smallmouth bass. These are day
trips accessing the ranch for the guided floats and returning to Del Rio each evening after the float (one hour drive). Clients
are responsible for their own lodging and evening meals. There are numerous new, clean inns at Del Rio including Holiday
Inn Express, Hampton Inn, La Quinta and others. We provide equipment, lunch, flies and drinks. Ultralight spin
fishing is available too. The cost is $450 per angler, per day (two person minimum for two days). We
only have a limited amount of spots available for this adventure. Call now to make your reservation.
Outfitters 9751 B River Road New Braunfels, TX 78132
Kevin Stubbs and Bobby Barker scouting Devils River 28 Years ago.
Huge Devils River Carp, caught on fly, please see video below.
See the smallmouth bass video below. It was shot near the confluence of the Devils River and
See the 28" largemouth release video below. It was caught in the "Narrows Section"
of the Devils River.
See Below: Dolan Falls under flash flood recently. Due to heavy rains near Ozona, the Devils
River went from 100 cubic feet per second to 60,000 cubic feet per second in just a few hours. This is why you shouldn't
camp on islands and gravel bars in the Devils River.
Dr. Cindy Zamora with trophy Devils River Smallmouth Bass