As we explored more and more of the Devils River, it became quite easy to see why I enjoy visiting this river so much. It simply is an amazing place out in the middle of a desert. Of all places, a spring fed river is flowing out in the desert. It is a very unique experience, because you wouldn’t expect there to be clean, clear flowing water in a location like this…but there is!
What makes it even more impressive and desirable for someone like me is the fishing. Me and my dad had already had our fair share of fish on this trip, but I decided to cast a little bit more to see what I could catch.
I switched to my medium light spinning rod with a Zoom Fluke on the end of it. This is a great lure for the Devils River, as it is weedless, and works great in clear water. Just make sure you get a translucent color.
I casted quite a few times as the wind pushed me through the water. On one cast, I had my Zoom Fluke retrieved about half way, and then like a unbelievable predator I saw a fish explode from the bottom of the river and swallow my lure! It was a nice bass and he was fighting extremely hard. This fish swam under my Pau Hana Endurance several times trying to get free, but he wasn’t in luck, as I had the upper hand this time.
This was a great bass, right around 4 pounds. He wasn’t the longest bass, but was packed full of muscle and simply a powerhouse of a bass.
Out of all the fish I caught this trip, this bass was the best. He fought extremely hard and was a perfect specimen of a bass.