Devils River Series Pt. 1 – Jon B.

In the first part of the Devils River Series, follow Jon B. and crew as they depart on the Devils River in Texas in search of big bass during their 30 mile 4 day and 4 night adventure along one of the most beautiful and wild rivers in the country. The Devils River in southwestern Texas, part of the Rio Grande drainage basin, has limited areas of whitewater along its length. It begins in northwest Sutton County, where six watercourses come together, Dry Devils River, Granger Draw, House Draw, Jackson, Flat Rock Draw, and Rough Canyon. It flows southwest for 94 miles through Val Verde County and empties into the northeastern shore of the Amistad Reservoir, an impoundment of the Rio Grande near Del Rio, Texas. The discharge of the Devils River near the river’s mouth, averages 362 cubic feet per second, with a maximum of 122,895 cubic feet per second and a minimum of 54 cubic feet per second. The Devils River is considered the most unspoiled river in Texas. Its remote location in a hostile environment limits pollution from human and domestic animal populations. In addition, the river flows underground for part of its journey. As it passes underground, the gravel, sand and limestone scrub the river water clean before it re-emerges some 20 miles downstream.