Kayak Fishing: Surviving the Devil's River

Come along for the journey as Robert Field and three companions embark on a five day kayak fishing and camping trip down the legendary Devil's River. Located in the middle of the desert in deep Southwest Texas, this river is known as one of the most remote, most pristine, and one of the wildest rivers in Texas. With rapids, waterfalls, crystal clear water and some nice largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing, this is the adventurous kayak angler's dream destination. Robert walks you through strategies for a successful multi-day kayaking trip, tips and tricks for making your life easier in a remote environment with only the gear you can fit in your kayak, and truly immerses the audience in the experience. He also catches some nice fish along the way. Follow Robert on social media: http://www.facebook.com/YakFishField http://www.twitter.com/YakFishField (@YakFishField) http://www.instagram.com/YakFishField (@YakFishField) Follow YakFish TV on social media: http://www.facebook.com/YakFishTV http://www.twitter.com/YakFishTV (@YakFishTV) http://www.instagram.com/YakFishTV (@YakFishTV) http://www.yakfish.tv Shop the gear I use! Main Camera → http://bit.ly/RJF_DSLR Action Cameras → http://bit.ly/RJF_GoPro5 Editing Software → http://bit.ly/RJF_Editing Editing Computer → http://bit.ly/RJF_PC Drone → http://bit.ly/RJF_Drone Audio Recorder → http://bit.ly/RJF_Audio Paddle → http://bit.ly/RJF_Paddle Life Jacket → http://bit.ly/RJF_Chinook Knife → http://bit.ly/RJF_Co-Pilot Gear Crate → http://bit.ly/RJF_Ambush Camera Boom → http://bit.ly/RJF_Boom Rod Holder → http://bit.ly/RJF_RodHolder Visibility Kit → http://bit.ly/RJF_Visibility Rod Leashes → http://bit.ly/RJF_Leashes Fish Finder Battery → http://bit.ly/RJF_Nocqua VHF Radio → http://bit.ly/RJF_VHF

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Come along for the journey as Robert Field and three companions embark on a five day kayak fishing and camping trip down the legendary Devil's River. Located in the middle of the desert in deep Southwest Texas, this river is known as one of the most remote, most pristine, and one of the wildest rivers in Texas. With rapids, waterfalls, crystal clear water and some nice largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing, this is the adventurous kayak angler's dream destination. Robert walks you through strategies for a successful multi-day kayaking trip, tips and tricks for making your life easier in a remote environment with only the gear you can fit in your kayak, and truly immerses the audience in the experience. He also catches some nice fish along the way. Follow Robert on social media: http://www.facebook.com/YakFishField http://www.twitter.com/YakFishField (@YakFishField) http://www.instagram.com/YakFishField (@YakFishField) Follow YakFish TV on social media: http://www.facebook.com/YakFishTV http://www.twitter.com/YakFishTV (@YakFishTV) http://www.instagram.com/YakFishTV (@YakFishTV) http://www.yakfish.tv Shop the gear I use! Main Camera → http://bit.ly/RJF_DSLR Action Cameras → http://bit.ly/RJF_GoPro5 Editing Software → http://bit.ly/RJF_Editing Editing Computer → http://bit.ly/RJF_PC Drone → http://bit.ly/RJF_Drone Audio Recorder → http://bit.ly/RJF_Audio Paddle → http://bit.ly/RJF_Paddle Life Jacket → http://bit.ly/RJF_Chinook Knife → http://bit.ly/RJF_Co-Pilot Gear Crate → http://bit.ly/RJF_Ambush Camera Boom → http://bit.ly/RJF_Boom Rod Holder → http://bit.ly/RJF_RodHolder Visibility Kit → http://bit.ly/RJF_Visibility Rod Leashes → http://bit.ly/RJF_Leashes Fish Finder Battery → http://bit.ly/RJF_Nocqua VHF Radio → http://bit.ly/RJF_VHF

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T R I V I I
T R I V I I - 4 years ago
Very surprised that no trout live in Devils River! It looks like the perfect habitat for them.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
Yeah, they aren’t in there for whatever reason.
Agnes Klomp
Agnes Klomp - 4 years ago
Scary !
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
Fun!
Roy Santos
Roy Santos - 4 years ago
Nice video
Roy Santos
Roy Santos - 4 years ago
Robert Field omg you replied I know the video is old but I live in del rio well im visiting my sister in Georgia and did you ever try fishing Amistad lake?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
Thanks Roy!
Seth Watson
Seth Watson - 4 years ago
If you ever plan to fish the kings river in Arkansas hit me up. I'm itching to get out there and learn a few things
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
Never heard of it. What towns does it run through?
Mike Duda
Mike Duda - 4 years ago
What an adventure!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
Yes it was! Check out my Pecos River miniseries here on my channel. The Pecos is the sister to the Devil’s and even more remote.
Nelly's fishing Adventures
Nelly's fishing Adventures - 4 years ago
Dude I just bumped into your channel I don't know why it took me so long to find it but these videos are really really good. I look forward for future content
Aaron Smith Nature Boy Outdoors
Aaron Smith Nature Boy Outdoors - 4 years ago
New subscriber here. I am very impressed with your filming and editing. Without a doubt the best out there. I can't wait to see more.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
Thanks a ton Aaron!
Anton Nelson
Anton Nelson - 4 years ago
Great video And looks like fun! But the lack of control of the kayak is just a no no.
Blue Water Bobby
Blue Water Bobby - 4 years ago
These yak paking videos are bad ass. You should check out the Buffalo National River in Arkansas. It is the first national river in the country and is forever protected from being impounded. It is a blue ribbon smallmouth stream. If you are interested go in early spring or late fall to avoid all of the party Crowd. I absolutely enjoy your videos, you are a great ambassador for kayak fishing!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
Thanks man! I’m familiar with the Buffalo and would love to fish it someday! I’ve had family in Arkansas my whole life. Beautiful and under-appreciated state. Glad you’re enjoying the videos brother.
Blue Water Bobby
Blue Water Bobby - 4 years ago
I've watched this video at least 50 times.

10. comment for Kayak Fishing: Surviving the Devil's River

James Mathews
James Mathews - 4 years ago
Terrific film. Laughed my butt off. Wrong Kayaks. Like taking a knife to a gun fight! Gonna put this river on my near future adventure list.
James Mathews
James Mathews - 4 years ago
For those types of rapids I'd have gone with a shorter sit-in. Like the Ascend FS10. You're definitely gonna sacrifice fishing stability. But you'll stay in your kayak... and actually have some fun in the rapids. Granted, your choice was better for the long pools. I just prefer mobility in fast moving creeks.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
Thanks James! What kayaks would you recommend? Our focus was fishing, so fishing kayaks made the most sense. I don't regret my choice, but to each their own.
ReelRebel Outfitters
ReelRebel Outfitters - 4 years ago
Man, that place is BEAUTIFUL!!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
Yes I️t is, it’s a bucket-lister for sure.
Logan Outdoors
Logan Outdoors - 4 years ago
anyone know the song at 33:47
Dwayne
Dwayne - 4 years ago
I heard it being said get your ( ) packed but I didn't know they meant literally lol
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
+Dwayne hahaha
WRY Outdoor Media
WRY Outdoor Media - 4 years ago
Sweet video guys-my favorite part was right in the beginning. Dropped a sub-sub back!
michael ingro
michael ingro - 4 years ago
awesome
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
Thanks Michael!
Gellfex
Gellfex - 4 years ago
Wow, you guys have no respect for whitewater, and Mr Field, you have no idea how to actually paddle a kayak. I can see you are using you arms exclusively without rotating your torso at all. Your elbow should never bend till you're taking the paddle out of the water. This is why Hobie people say "paddle kayaks are too hard", it's because they never learn how to paddle properly.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
+Gellfex this was like 4 years ago, 8 months after I bought my first kayak. Maybe post up a video on proper paddling form rather than just bashing people on old videos?
Lewis Maker
Lewis Maker - 4 years ago
What the heck, African game at 2:05! Are they loose?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
+Lewis Maker yep I explain about them in my Pecks River series (the sister river to the Devil's). They were placed in this region on high fenced exotic hunting ranches but some have escaped over the years
YAKMAN ONT
YAKMAN ONT - 4 years ago
Kayak fishing is Great Eh
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
+YAKMAN ONT I love it!
Will Reaves
Will Reaves - 4 years ago
Did you have a microphone
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
+Will Reaves no sir

20. comment for Kayak Fishing: Surviving the Devil's River

Phil Carr
Phil Carr - 4 years ago
Places like that are disappearing every day. It's good that you have brought attention to it with such a well made video! I think I will share it.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
+Phil Carr they definitely are unfortunately. Thanks Phil
Joey Guillen
Joey Guillen - 4 years ago
Thank God you guys were alright! Awesome content
Robert Field
Robert Field - 4 years ago
+Joey Guillen thanks Joey, glad you enjoyed it!
fhosedawg32
fhosedawg32 - 5 years ago
Great video. What month was this trip? I'll be headed out there next week.
fhosedawg32
fhosedawg32 - 5 years ago
Yeah we are looking at highs in the high 90's. I'm hoping the rain stays away though. Do you have any tips? We are doing a 3 day float.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
+fhosedawg32 this was in March. It'll be hot this time of year, dress appropriately and drink plenty of water. You're gonna love it!
Patrick Connors
Patrick Connors - 5 years ago
Very cool, again!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
+Patrick Connors thanks Patrick!
Dane Outdoors
Dane Outdoors - 5 years ago
That smallie has a huge mouth
Dane Outdoors
Dane Outdoors - 5 years ago
Robert Field wow, I've never caught one
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
+Dane Outdoors love the fight on those smallies! That was my first one ever
Michael Davies
Michael Davies - 5 years ago
you did a great job
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
+Michael Davies I appreciate it man
Michael Davies
Michael Davies - 5 years ago
try that in open ocean that was small
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
+Michael Davies I kayak fish in the open ocean a lot. Plenty of vids on my channel. Hope you enjoy em bro.
Melissa L
Melissa L - 5 years ago
Awesome video! From Eddie upstate ny- avid yaker
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
Thanks Eddie! Check out my 100-mile canoe expedition... that was my first and only time to upstate New York, that's an amazing part of the country!
durmam
durmam - 5 years ago
Hi Robert, excellent job on that video, keep up the good work
I'm going down the Devil River next week,
I have the Ride 115x any tips on that particular Kayak ?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
Ummm, I struggled to stand. I also had the handle break off as you can see, but mine was a 115, not a 115x. I think they beefed them up. Not much man, just DON'T do what I did and stick your feet out to kick off rocks. Good way to break an ankle. That was a bad move on my part.
John Bolton
John Bolton - 5 years ago
what rods and reels were you using for this trip?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
A variety of cheap Daiwas and Ugly Stiks, nothing fancy. This was 4 years ago, I had only been fishing about a year at this point.

30. comment for Kayak Fishing: Surviving the Devil's River

Andrew Butler
Andrew Butler - 5 years ago
What type of paddle did you use? And do you think it helped over that 5-day trip compared to a cheepy? Amazing video by the way; you earned a sub.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
A good paddle is essential man, it makes a huge difference. I use Accent Paddles now. Their fishing paddles extend from 240-260cm so you can dial it in until it's the perfect length. Great quality paddles at a lower price than the bigger name brands. http://www.accentpaddles.com/collections/fishing
brad quillen
brad quillen - 5 years ago
Second thought, on the topic of "missed" fish. They're not missed. Anything under 14-15" still counts, even if you quick-release the fish! If big fish throw the hook, they don't count! Geeeez, buddy, didn't anybody teach you the river fishin' rules?! Another thought: If people would've just been courteous enough to dig cat holes and bury their doodoo, that bag rule would've never come along (then again, maybe it's not possible to dig in that terrain???) Remember, fish that throw the hook beside the boat are NOT "getting away" they're QUICK RELEASED!!!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
Hahaha quick released, I like that.
brad quillen
brad quillen - 5 years ago
No joke dude...about 5 seconds before you said "man, they seem to fight harder here," I was thinking "wow, that is an exceptionally healthy looking fish." The fins don't have any chunks out of them was the first thing that caught my eye.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
Lots of current in that river, I figure it's because they live on a treadmill their whole lives!
The Bass Cast
The Bass Cast - 5 years ago
What a great video keep up the great work.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
Thanks man!
Jonathan Scavelli
Jonathan Scavelli - 5 years ago
screw that I'm shitting and leaving it that makes no sense. Lol like fuck that
Usmc Gruntz
Usmc Gruntz - 5 years ago
I have never seen someone catch that many on a wacky rig. Did you use any other bait ?
Usmc Gruntz
Usmc Gruntz - 5 years ago
same here
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
I did, but not much. I'm big on the whole "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy.
Mason Cunnagin
Mason Cunnagin - 5 years ago
Awesome adventure! This is one of the coolest videos I've ever seen! So inspiring. I encourage you to keep coming out with bomber vids like this..I enjoyed every bit of it! You make kayaking look so fun. I have a kayak myself and love to go fishing on the lake.
allhail denmark
allhail denmark - 5 years ago
How did y'all travel back upstream?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
We didn't. You can see at the end we got picked up by our outfitter.
Dalton v
Dalton v - 5 years ago
that cat would've tasted sooo good coming out of that clean river system. surprised to see that in there
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
Yeah there aren't a ton in there, but they're in there obviously.
joe doakes
joe doakes - 5 years ago
What is the per person total cost of this adventure ?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
Very hard to determine with all the gear and everything. But the outfitter was about $250/each if I remember right.
Anthony Fishing
Anthony Fishing - 5 years ago
Thanks so much. I now want a kayak
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
Get one! You won't regret it.
Anthony Fishing
Anthony Fishing - 5 years ago
How deep was it in some spots
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
It's relatively shallow the whole way, with the deepest holes probably being about 10 feet deep.
Brian Vihlidal
Brian Vihlidal - 5 years ago
Note to self...if on a 5 day Devils River float ... take a helmet!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
Haha if I had had a helmet I would've tried to run Dolan Falls for fun.
Philip F R
Philip F R - 5 years ago
What kayak are you using?
durmam
durmam - 5 years ago
Hi Robert, excellent job on that video, keep up the good work
I'm going down the Devil River next week,
I have the Ride 115x any tips on that particular Kayak ?
Philip F R
Philip F R - 5 years ago
Robert Field OK, thanks for quick reply! I was thinking about buying a Wilderness System Tarpon 120, would you say that's a good choice?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
That's a Wilderness Systems Ride 115, I said it in the first 5 minutes of the video. :)
Trent Perkins
Trent Perkins - 5 years ago
how did you get so much footage out of your gopro? tons of extra batteries or what?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
I had 4 GoPros on this trip, about 20 extra batteries, the BioLite Stove that I show in the video, and some battery banks.
Everything outdoors
Everything outdoors - 5 years ago
What's that foam thing above your reel
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
It's a float. You can find them on Google, "rod floats"
Connor Brown
Connor Brown - 5 years ago
What tent
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
I honestly don't remember, just a cheap one-man backpacking tent from Academy.
YAKMAN ONT
YAKMAN ONT - 5 years ago
wow sweet trip ..
YAKMAN ONT
YAKMAN ONT - 5 years ago
I can see why
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
One of my favorite so far!
Fishin with Gup
Fishin with Gup - 5 years ago
Two questions: do u have any good tips or techniques for going down Rapids and what do u edit ur vids with thank you and good vid
Fishin with Gup
Fishin with Gup - 5 years ago
+Robert Field thanks for the help
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
I edit on Adobe Premiere, but there are good free programs out there. Google "video editing freeware" and you can find some lists with details. For going down rapids, DON'T stick your feet out like I did here. Use your paddle to brace on either side to slow down and turn. Don't fight the water, work with it. And most importantly, secure everything down in case you flip! If you do flip, go down FEET FIRST. Whatever you do, make sure you don't go down headfirst, that's how people die.
Dakota Armendariz
Dakota Armendariz - 5 years ago
Never seen any of your videos until today, this being the first. Wish I would've known of you sooner! Keep catchin em man.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
Got plenty more to check out if you enjoy em. Thanks!

50. comment for Kayak Fishing: Surviving the Devil's River

Chris Nystrom
Chris Nystrom - 5 years ago
Thank you for an inspiring video, Robert. Very well done! I now want to make the trip sometime. What were the previous posters referring to concerning what goes on here: " I would never spend my 10-07 time there that is for sure..Maybe because I know too well the stuff that goes on in that area" ? I'm assuming he's either prudish, and there's a lot of nude sunbathers :) or....he's talking about illegal movement of drugs or people in the area?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
He's probably referring to drug traffickers, but it's a non-issue. Never heard of anyone having any kind of run-in down there. This river doesn't form the border and it would make a horrible place to try to traffic drugs. It also leads nowhere as you go North.
PrepperStateofMind
PrepperStateofMind - 5 years ago
great video,great work
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
Thanks!
feiz01
feiz01 - 5 years ago
what boats were these? nice film thanks for sharing it mate,,
feiz01
feiz01 - 5 years ago
cheers Robert,,,, great
Robert Field
Robert Field - 5 years ago
I'm in a Wilderness Systems Ride 115, my companions were in Old Town Predators.
BlackAnvil47
BlackAnvil47 - 6 years ago
That's awesome ii would love to take my son on a trip like that
BlackAnvil47
BlackAnvil47 - 6 years ago
How much was it for the trip and what was that straw you used to drink river water?

Or did they prefer you to bring water which would've lasted a day?

When is the optimal time, did see any rattlers. And was that floated material around your rods in case you dropped them in the water?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
It was a blast!
BlackAnvil47
BlackAnvil47 - 6 years ago
78 people are idiot's
fishing with northern snipesher
fishing with northern snipesher - 6 years ago
love it
Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor - 6 years ago
Do you record strictly with a gopro, Robert?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
Well, with 4 GoPros, but yes.
James Clark
James Clark - 6 years ago
Thanks for the video. Looks like a great trip. Just curious, could you tell me what time of year you made the trip? I am guessing March/April timeframe, but would like to know.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
This was end of March, great time to go for the weather.
Derrick Morris
Derrick Morris - 6 years ago
Looks like a blast!! Thank you for sharing
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
It was definitely a blast, thanks for watching!
Emily Wolfe
Emily Wolfe - 6 years ago
what guide service did you use?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
We didn't use a guide. We did use an outfitter to put us on the river, Amistad Expeditions. Guy named Darren. Great dude.
Janne Rosenqvist
Janne Rosenqvist - 6 years ago
this was a boring video you just got basses
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
If you want to see something other than bass, there are plenty of videos on my channel of different fish.
Jake Hoffman
Jake Hoffman - 6 years ago
I've been watching these non stop for the past hour or so and I just love it keep it up
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
Thanks brother!
Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown - 6 years ago
that's pretty sweet I've never thought about doing that lol
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
It's an incredible trip!
Vannara Meas
Vannara Meas - 6 years ago
What's the rod setup?
Vannara Meas
Vannara Meas - 6 years ago
It's cool
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
I don't even remember, this was almost 3 years ago. Just some cheapo combos back then.
Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown - 6 years ago
Ik it's a old video lol but can I ask why u put the Styrofoam on your rod I'm assuming to keep it afloat if u was to lose it.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
Yep, exactly.
Art Ashworth
Art Ashworth - 6 years ago
A 12 volt 4Ah sealed battery weights 3 pounds and can charge multiple USB devices as well as power lights without stopping and making a fire. IMO I am thinking pound for pound it would be more useful than Biofuel alternative.
Art Ashworth
Art Ashworth - 6 years ago
Wow. Thanks. Happy trails.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
I use these types of battery banks as well, but mine are lighter than 3 pounds. The advantage to a biofuel charger is that it is, in theory, unlimited (until the thing kicks the bucket entirely). On longer trips, the BioLite Stove offers a charging solution that would remain useful for weeks or even months, whereas my battery banks charge 8-10 batteries and then become dead weight.

Certainly uses for both styles of chargers, but a biofuel style device definitely has its place. Also, I'm not stopping to make a fire, I'm doing it while sitting around at camp each night. I've got 3-4 hours to kill each night, so it was something to pass the time. Also, I can boil my water for cooking dehydrated meals on the same stove, so it's dual purpose in that manner as well.
Michael Wyse
Michael Wyse - 6 years ago
How do you have he wacky senko's rigged up? I noticed that they weren't put directly on the hook but instead it looked as if they were tied on or something.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
There's a wacky tool you can find at Bass Pro that lets you put little rubber O rings around the worms, I run the hook through that ring. Keeps the senkos from tearing up quite so easy.
avargaz38
avargaz38 - 6 years ago
What model kayak were you using?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
A Wilderness Systems Ride 115
J AL
J AL - 6 years ago
The
Devils River is a precious and delicate resource; it cannot sustain very much
human pressure. If you visit be prepared for its remoteness, be educated about
its delicate ecosystem and be aware that it is threatened. Most importantly, be
considerate of the river and the stewards along its banks because without them
it would not be the wild and pristine place it is today. To learn more about
the Devils, its threats and how you can help please visit the Devils River
Conservancy at http://www.devilsriverconservancy.org/
Julie Lewey
Julie Lewey - 5 years ago
Connor Schork there is a ton of wilderness for miles, can hardly call that nothing. Please do not use and abuse this sacred place.
Connor Schork
Connor Schork - 5 years ago
use and abuse? there was NOTHING for miles?...
J AL
J AL - 6 years ago
Calm as a cucumber. Just want people to understand that this last wild and pristine river is delicate and threatened by over use and abuse.
Ronald Kent
Ronald Kent - 6 years ago
calm down.
pavel tupchiy
pavel tupchiy - 6 years ago
Great job guys I like your video
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
Thanks!
Fry Pan
Fry Pan - 6 years ago
so much complaining dude, why even bother going?
Just Cause
Just Cause - 5 years ago
I like that he showed it wasn't all rainbows and unicorns.
Ronald Kent
Ronald Kent - 6 years ago
you're dumb.
ZombieUniverse Gaming
ZombieUniverse Gaming - 6 years ago
NP
Adolfo Fullo
Adolfo Fullo - 6 years ago
Thank you for answering my message my friend. I really enjoyed watching your video. I subscribed to your channel please sub back. Thanks a lot. Greetings from Manila, Philippines!
I'm Orange
I'm Orange - 6 years ago
Get the button for the GoPro and put it on your rod
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Moose gardiner the remote kills your battery life because you have to leave the WiFi on
Chad Manning
Chad Manning - 6 years ago
looks intense, i wanna go now lol. i just bought a feel free lure 11.5 and im stoked to take it somewhere to push the limits.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Chad Manning do it man!
DEVIN LAYTON
DEVIN LAYTON - 6 years ago
Great video man, I would love to do this some day!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+DEVIN LAYTON you should! it's worth the trip
ZombieUniverse Gaming
ZombieUniverse Gaming - 6 years ago
You are a good fisher.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+DragonChallenge Gaming thanks bro
ZombieUniverse Gaming
ZombieUniverse Gaming - 6 years ago
Looks fun wish I was there.
Chris Ritchie
Chris Ritchie - 6 years ago
I bet I've watched this video 20 times. I've GOT to do this float!!!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Chris Ritchie I've got a sequel to this trip coming up at the end of the month. Doing 7 days on the Lower Pecos River, the sister river to the Devil's. Excited to put that film together, I'm much better at editing these days.
Alex Echeverria
Alex Echeverria - 6 years ago
What kind of kayak do you use?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Alex Echeverria this was a Wilderness Systems Ride 115
White Boy
White Boy - 6 years ago
honestly your vids help a lot thanks !!!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Derick Garcia I'm glad man thanks for watching!
Michael 420
Michael 420 - 6 years ago
I love kayak
Michael 420
Michael 420 - 5 years ago
lol
Anthony Fishing
Anthony Fishing - 5 years ago
Lysandrov Nachkov Ruskovic III I love memes
mvdsosf
mvdsosf - 5 years ago
I love lamp
Zachary Rutledge
Zachary Rutledge - 5 years ago
I love desk
Adolfo Fullo
Adolfo Fullo - 6 years ago
nice video i subbed my friend
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Adolfo Fullo thanks!
J C
J C - 6 years ago
them rapids look intense!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Jae Chae they were just Class 3's at worst, but in a sit-on-top kayak, they aren't easy. These boats aren't designed for it.
Sean McNierney
Sean McNierney - 6 years ago
Dude, you crack me up. My daughter says I sound just like you when recording a vid. Recently purchased a fishing kayak and really enjoy your trips. Keep up the good work
Sean McNierney
Sean McNierney - 6 years ago
Keep up the good work, fish on!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Sean McNierney haha thanks man!
sakimano
sakimano - 6 years ago
why are you dragging across rock? Do you get free kayaks or something? Just carry the frigging things. Two people carry each one, go back get the others, etc.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+sakimano because we have 7-days worth of gear in each one, what you're suggesting would have been 100x more work. And as I stated in the video, this was not my kayak and the shop lent me a demo for this trip for a reason. And afterwards, the kayak was fine. They're more durable than I think you realize. We sometimes drug for 500-1000 yards at a time... making 2 trips for each kayak would not be efficient.
unoriginal doge memes
unoriginal doge memes - 6 years ago
awsome video!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+unoriginal doge memes thanks!
Scienceburritto
Scienceburritto - 6 years ago
did the life straw end up working?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Scienceburritto yep, used it for 5 days straight with no issues!
The Paramedic Yakker
The Paramedic Yakker - 6 years ago
Thanks for the great vid Robert. Learned of you from the Reel Gills. Devils River is on my bucket list for sure!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Darrin Collins nice! Tim and Jean are great guys.
Michael Faria
Michael Faria - 6 years ago
what size were the senkos yall were using?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Michael Faria the standard one, I forget the exact length. Maybe 5.5"? 6"?
MickR55
MickR55 - 6 years ago
Outstanding video - one of the best I've seen on the Devil's river. Thanks for taking the time to share it.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+MickR55 it was my pleasure! This was a special place and as my first "full length" video, this one is very special to me. I won Video of the Year for this one in the Kayak Angler's Choice Awards. Thanks for watching!
zootedsuit
zootedsuit - 6 years ago
River fish always seem to be stronger by virtue of the fact they have to fight current.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+zootedsuit very true!
Brandon Smith
Brandon Smith - 6 years ago
what was the water flow (cfs) during this trip???
Brandon Smith
Brandon Smith - 6 years ago
+Robert Field I want to thank you for your response and for making a great documentary of your adventure. You've really done a excellent job! Some friends and I are planning a trip and you have provided us with some great insight. Thanks again.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Brandon Smith I don't remember the exact flow, but it was pretty low during this time.
Logan Garrison
Logan Garrison - 6 years ago
Awesome video looks like a great trip!
Joshua Bullock
Joshua Bullock - 6 years ago
Fun as hell. Did y'all pack any firearms?
Joshua Bullock
Joshua Bullock - 6 years ago
Good deal. Glad to hear!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Joshua Bullock a couple of us did, just in case. But no issues.
Ryan Walker
Ryan Walker - 6 years ago
What kind of scotty mounts are those on the side tracks there?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Ryan Walker they're not, they're Railblaza Camera Boom 600s. I did a video on why I use them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDG3_RNOWlk
anon12345
anon12345 - 6 years ago
I spent two night camping at dolan falls in 1971.. Had a great time....would love to go back...
dsltrb
dsltrb - 6 years ago
what a shitty experience.
Seth
Seth - 6 years ago
+dsltrb you are gay fosho
redneck werner14
redneck werner14 - 6 years ago
Great video Nice camera work
Brooks Brininstool
Brooks Brininstool - 6 years ago
How many miles did y'all do in the 5 days on the river?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Brooks Brininstool 24 miles total, which was a nice pace in terms of allowing you to fish. You could certainly cover more but it'll cut into your fishing time.

100. comment for Kayak Fishing: Surviving the Devil's River

Ryan Glenn
Ryan Glenn - 6 years ago
Helmets next time!
When Movies Attack
When Movies Attack - 6 years ago
Time to come see the Rogue River. You can freeze and be beat to hell lol!
wendy d
wendy d - 6 years ago
beautiful video! thank you for sharing
Brad.streets
Brad.streets - 6 years ago
Nice video, would love to yak it myself....seems like your doing a lot of product advertising also though lol.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Brad.streets you could call it that, although most of those products I have zero affiliation with, so I don't consider it an advertisement. People ask me all the time about the various gear I use on these types of trips, so I was just sharing some of the tools that made my life easier for those that are planning similar expeditions.
Welcome To My Kropy TackleBox!
Welcome To My Kropy TackleBox! - 6 years ago
Are there CROPPY out there?!?
T.P. All Outdoors
T.P. All Outdoors - 6 years ago
I made my first Devils river trip in September 2015, this vlog is perfect Bubba. Talk about an awesome trip ! I'll be recording my next trip and hopefully I do as good of job as you filming it !
Ben Talbot
Ben Talbot - 6 years ago
well done.
Will Hoy
Will Hoy - 6 years ago
that fire charger was pretty awesome is there a website for them?
Bella Watts
Bella Watts - 6 years ago
What bait did you fished whith
Tuggers
Tuggers - 6 years ago
Great video (again), awesome river for not just the fishing but for the adventure it gives.
John Kraemer
John Kraemer - 6 years ago
Nice video! I went down the Devil's River two years ago for a week long trip. I had a great time! I would love to paddle the Devil's River again!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+John Kraemer it's a magical place, I definitely intend to go back. The Lower Pecos River is on my calendar for 2016.
Jesse Riley
Jesse Riley - 6 years ago
what are you using to catch those smallmouth
Jesse Riley
Jesse Riley - 6 years ago
+Robert Field thanks
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+jesse Riley I showed the lures that were working in the video... wacky senko, craws, small swimbaits.
Blake Rogers
Blake Rogers - 6 years ago
Gosh this looks fun
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Blake Rogers it was!
Chris Ritchie
Chris Ritchie - 6 years ago
awesome video! Did you do all of your filming with a Gopro? also, did you record your sound with a separated device or just use the sound from the Gopro?
Chris Ritchie
Chris Ritchie - 6 years ago
+Robert Field awesome! thank you! I'm surprised that you can get that kind of quality with the water proof case on the camera. I have used lower quality cams previously and the case really affected the quality.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Chris Ritchie yep, all GoPros. Audio from GoPros too. I wear the headstrap for audio, I layer the audio from my headmount to the video that's facing me and match the sound to my lips moving. Takes a little time at first but once you get it down it's quick.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Everything Outdoors yeah and I borrowed it, haha. I gave it back to the store and they sold it, and actually the buyer asked if I would autograph it. Pretty weird but cool feeling.
Dustin Cole
Dustin Cole - 6 years ago
You're the kind of guy that goes kayaking on the Devil's River and "lives" to tell everyone about it everyday for the next 50 years. Your kayak took on a 10" splash, you went down puny rapids and hyperventilated over it. You're a douche...
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Dustin Cole thanks for watching buddy. Would love to see some videos of you going down "real" rapids in a sit-on-top kayak. I'll subscribe to catch 'em when they air. Look forward to learning a thing or two.
Cooper Edwards
Cooper Edwards - 6 years ago
amazing video watched it a couple times now. try to do more fresh water videos please keep it up tho
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Cooper Edwards yes sir, I have a trip on my calendar for March that will be a sequel to this video on another river in Texas. Will be a good one.
Logan Fultz
Logan Fultz - 6 years ago
Hey bro when Ioved to Tn, I almost stopped fishing, and then I saw your videos. You got me back into fishing, and now me and my dad go every other weekend. THANK YOU FOR BEING A GREAT YOUTUBER!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Logan Fultz that's awesome bro! I'm about to start putting out videos every 2 weeks this year, so much more to come!
Matt Dimon
Matt Dimon - 6 years ago
I've watched this 3 times already
Matt Dimon
Matt Dimon - 6 years ago
Definetly will
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Matt Dimon haha awesome, thanks for watching bro! Got a sequel I'm filming in March on another river, stay tuned...
Dan 2c plus
Dan 2c plus - 6 years ago
Above the handle of your rods, it looks like there is another piece of foam. What exactly are they and what are they for?
Dan 2c plus
Dan 2c plus - 6 years ago
+Dan 2c plus Oh I just saw that they are there to keep the aflaot if they fall out of they yaks. I'll have to do that if I ever do rapids fishing!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Dan 2c plus those are rod floats, available all over online. Google "rod floats"
Aidan Kirkland
Aidan Kirkland - 6 years ago
Awesome job man, keep up the great work!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Aidan Kirkland thanks man!
TPayne
TPayne - 6 years ago
Ever think about going to Norfolk river in Arkansas? Great kayaking, trout, bass, cat, etc. would really like to see a video on that.
TPayne
TPayne - 6 years ago
+Robert Field Have you checked it out?
TPayne
TPayne - 6 years ago
It's definitely worth it.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+The Gaming 10 I may have to go check it out!
Gonnaneed Abiggerboat
Gonnaneed Abiggerboat - 6 years ago
23:51 ... Devil's River ..... "Woo-hoooo!" LoL That looks like fun!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Gonnaneed Abiggerboat haha! It was a blast.
Steven Vail
Steven Vail - 6 years ago
Where is your Fly Rod homie.
Steven Vail
Steven Vail - 6 years ago
It's awesome for backpacking. Rad Rad video:)
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Steven Vail I've never fly fished
BassKickin Williams
BassKickin Williams - 6 years ago
How many sd cards you go through?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+BassKickin Williams 7 or 8 if I remember right
Kyle Hollenback
Kyle Hollenback - 6 years ago
Great video Robert! Where did you put in at and where did you camp at? I know there are only 3 campsites listed on the Texas state website and it says that everywhere else is private land and off limits. Thanks again!
Jefferson pesca de caiaque
Jefferson pesca de caiaque - 6 years ago
show
Brennan Howick
Brennan Howick - 6 years ago
I'm wondering if the hooks on your lures lost their sharpness and that was why those fish were getting off
Brennan Howick
Brennan Howick - 6 years ago
It is what it is, and it looked like a blast. Thanks for filming it.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Brennan Howick I think you're right. There are a lot of rocks you're banging around in the river, which will dull your hooks. I should have changed them more often.
DreadSpore
DreadSpore - 6 years ago
awesome video I watched all your videos :)
Madheart LJ
Madheart LJ - 6 years ago
Don't worry, white water isn't my strong suite either. First time i went to a controlled white water facility i fell out on the very small first rapid which then dragged me down to the professional larger rapids, a good way to learn your safety techniques.
Nah nah nuffen Nah
Nah nah nuffen Nah - 6 years ago
what type of kayak do you have
Nah nah nuffen Nah
Nah nah nuffen Nah - 6 years ago
thnkd mate
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Gulic Ivana Hobie Outback
Adrian Perez Moreno
Adrian Perez Moreno - 6 years ago
buen vídeo
Ken Martin
Ken Martin - 6 years ago
I worked that area for years and its no joke... I would never spend my 10-07 time there that is for sure..Maybe because I know too well the stuff that goes on in that area....Anyway! You should try a flexible solar mat for charging your phone,camera etc... They work great and will charge up to 4 items at once... Great Video! Thanks
Ken Martin
Ken Martin - 5 years ago
warloc20 If only it were that easy. We live and work by Laws. Laws that cannot be broken to uphold others. I understand your frustration.. Saw if for many years and I too was frustrated more than once. Its just not right to have vigilante groups take these matters into their own hands. Some groups work side by side with LEA's and do a great job.. This I am all for.
anon12345
anon12345 - 5 years ago
huh...i used to live very close to the devils river --there were it flowed into the rio grande (and later into the lake amistad)...used to fish and camp along its banks...and also at lake walk...very innocent times, those...
Ken Martin
Ken Martin - 5 years ago
Say what you like warloc20.... its no joke.
Ken Martin
Ken Martin - 6 years ago
This area is known to be a high traffic area for drug smugglers and other illegal activity.
anon12345
anon12345 - 6 years ago
+Ken Martin ...what do you mean by " the stuff that goes on in that area."?
A.R. T
A.R. T - 6 years ago
This is a good video
sappysport215
sappysport215 - 6 years ago
Great video!
Samuel Nava
Samuel Nava - 6 years ago
Who was the guide what company?
Roy Gelvan
Roy Gelvan - 6 years ago
I know I'm late but what did you guys it?
Fish or food you took?
Roy Gelvan
Roy Gelvan - 6 years ago
+Robert Field Ahh ok thanks for the respone and lol i wrote it instead of eat i usually have good spelling and grammar
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Roy Gelvan dehydrated meals that we took
benjitube1000
benjitube1000 - 6 years ago
should do a tv documentation none of this fake stuff that is put on tv that is planed nice video and wat a beautiful place to go
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+benjitube1000 that's my dream!
Ryan Koehler
Ryan Koehler - 6 years ago
What were you using for bait? Senko wacky rig?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Ryan Koehler that's what I had the most luck on
Ryan Koehler
Ryan Koehler - 6 years ago
The scenery is beautiful. Would love to do something like you guys are doing.
Hike with Mike
Hike with Mike - 6 years ago
WOW!!!.....what an awesome adventure!!!
derekryan84
derekryan84 - 6 years ago
What dates did you do this? And where did you put in? Was that a friend or a service that picked you up?
I YV
I YV - 6 years ago
What fishing pole do you use
JD Tutorials
JD Tutorials - 6 years ago
The foam on your rods, is that the same stuff used to wrap pipes for the winter? How do you get it on there?
augustus68
augustus68 - 6 years ago
Hey robert, congrats for your trip and thanks for sharing. I'm planning to do similar adventure in South America and this video teach me a lot. River rapids are going to be easier (almost no rapids), paddling will be longer (around 1000m). Kayak choice it's the WS Tarpon 160. Looking forward to see more of your videos. Regards!
YAKMAN ONT
YAKMAN ONT - 6 years ago
that was a very good video .Good job
Tikimohn
Tikimohn - 6 years ago
Could you give me some info on where you put in and took out?  I'm really interested in making this a trip to Texas just for this river and i'm in Chicago so any info would be extremely helpful.
Isaac G 32
Isaac G 32 - 7 years ago
I know you have a Hobie, I'm debating whether or not to buy one... I want to be able to take trips like this, but am caught between the Hobie PA 12, Ocean Kayak Big Game II, Old Town Predator XL (No motor), and the Wilderness Systems Ride 115 MAX. I see two of the kayaks I am caught between on this video and you own an Outback. What are you thoughts on my dilemma?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Isaac Gallatin if your focus is going to be rivers with rapids, a Hobie is not the boat of choice. Hence why I took a Ride 115 instead. Otherwise, I haven't found a more versatile boat than the Outback. I liked the Ride 115 but it didn't blow me away; I wouldn't buy one personally. My biggest piece of advice is to demo before you buy.
Wayne Schulz
Wayne Schulz - 7 years ago
great video man had to have been a blast
virginia countryboy
virginia countryboy - 7 years ago
nice
PanteraAICtestament
PanteraAICtestament - 7 years ago
This place looks like heaven. Well, except for the whole shitting in a bag part....
Emmett Butcher
Emmett Butcher - 5 years ago
they have to because the people there try to keep the river super clean
Mike West
Mike West - 5 years ago
PanteraAICtestament wait what? Why would anyone poop in a bag.
Dimitri C
Dimitri C - 7 years ago
Was he using a wacky worm and if anyone knows can they plz tell me I think it was a senco
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Da WeatherMan yes I was using a wacky-rigged senko the most
Hunter Spears
Hunter Spears - 7 years ago
Great video
Brandon SDA
Brandon SDA - 7 years ago
I learned several things unrelated to kayak fishing. great and thorough video. the video editing was very well done.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Brandon B thanks man! I tried to make this video more than just fishing. Glad you enjoyed it.
Dakota Ellis
Dakota Ellis - 7 years ago
Awesome video man, definitely a dream trip. How did you plan the pick up after day five? That's what I always have a problem organizing.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Dakota Ellis I packed heavier than I should have. Anything you don't NEED, shed it. And I mean NEED. Don't use my reasoning, the whole "well what if ____ happens?" It won't. I had about 30 lbs of gear I never touched on the trip. Bring a rod or two, minimal tackle, something to sleep on/in and something to boil water. All the little gadgets and gizmos are unnecessary, and the lighter you are the easier you'll get through rapids.
Caleb Bomb
Caleb Bomb - 7 years ago
did you use a wacky rigged worm most of the time?
Rob Abbott
Rob Abbott - 7 years ago
I spent several days on the Devil's many years ago.  Spectacular river, and thanks to the guys for not keeping the fish.  Conserving them for others to enjoy!
Jason Macias
Jason Macias - 7 years ago
Hey Robert, what time of year did you make the trip?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Jason Macias March
Jar Real
Jar Real - 7 years ago
the water is beautiful great video!
Meg Ganja
Meg Ganja - 7 years ago
Were those antelopes? im texas?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Meg Ganja there are exotic game ranges there, our outfitter was also an exotic hunting ranch.
Indiana Juan
Indiana Juan - 7 years ago
Definitely one of the best videos I have seen!!! It got so hyped to go kayak fishing!!!!!
RSI LED
RSI LED - 7 years ago
man how do you have so much battery power ha
MozzoYak
MozzoYak - 7 years ago
Awesome movie!!!!
Wild Canadian Outdoors
Wild Canadian Outdoors - 7 years ago
I subscribed amazing video
Manny Chavez
Manny Chavez - 7 years ago
What was the name of those awesome lights you had on the Day 2 night????
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Manny Chavez LuminaLED lights by Yak Gear. www.yak-gear.com. Put a comment in the order that you saw them from me and ask for a couple free decals, they'll hook you up.
Cesar Samayoa
Cesar Samayoa - 7 years ago
Thank you for shedding of this beautiful video with us
Khristian Dupree
Khristian Dupree - 7 years ago
Awsome video man love . What kind of sunglasses are those are they the smith optic ones. I love kayaking fishing it's truly amazing and you get a whole new perspective of nature because of it. Thanks for sharing this video. Follow me on Instagram please to see some nice bass and red I catch from my yak in Louisiana. @khristian_dupree . Thank you
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Khristian Dupree yep, I wear Smith Optics. The ChromaPop lenses are where it's at!
David Molina
David Molina - 7 years ago
I like fishing but i dont eat the fish
Alex Trapp
Alex Trapp - 7 years ago
is there only small mouth in that river
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Alex Trapp I caught several largemouth in the video, as well as a catfish.
Brian Dempsey
Brian Dempsey - 7 years ago
Isn't it really dangerous riding your yak with your feet outside like that? I would think you could easily have your ankles smashed on a rock or something.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Brian Dempsey yes, I was given some "advice" to do that, but in hindsight that is dangerous and not the best approach. It's just difficult to control your boat in rapids when paddling a sit-on-top.
gunlover120
gunlover120 - 7 years ago
turtlesssss
Working Class Woodsman
Working Class Woodsman - 7 years ago
Epic video dude.
Earl Ettleman
Earl Ettleman - 7 years ago
Where u get that head strap that make Gopro higher?
Jordan
Jordan - 7 years ago
Why do you use a bait caster over a spinning reel
Jordan
Jordan - 7 years ago
I knew that they were more accurate but i feel like the birds nest aren't worth the time. Thanks
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Jordan Tengan it's easier to control your distance when casting with a baitcaster, which means more accurate casts. But I do use spinning reels for certain lures and techniques, like weightless soft plastics or dropshots.
Jelly
Jelly - 7 years ago
Bait caster is better
John Kugelfischer
John Kugelfischer - 7 years ago
Loved it, man!  SUbbed.

A couple of questions I would LOVE to see you answer:

1.  Would you please describe for us viewers your worm rig or rigs? 

2.  Will you please describe your non-sink setup on your foregrip of your rod?

Thanks!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+John Kugelfischer I was using a 5" senko worm, and you rig the hook through the middle of the worm to make it "wacky" rigged. Gives it a much different action. They also make little rings you can put around the worm that you slip the hook through instead of through the worm itself, which helps them hold up better so you can catch multiple fish on each.

The floats on the rod are just called rod floats, I think I found them on Amazon. Come in packs of 3.
Tristan Bolieu
Tristan Bolieu - 7 years ago
I wish i could fish as much as you do my summer sucks ps im usually down at the brazos
David Daniel
David Daniel - 7 years ago
Great Video!!!!!!!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+David Daniel thanks!
Jeff Malott
Jeff Malott - 7 years ago
Bucket list trip for sure, thanks for sharing, great vid
nostrinick
nostrinick - 4 years ago
I had the same thought. Great video too.
Scott C
Scott C - 7 years ago
I noticed that all the smallmouth you guys were catching had yellow eyes? Up here in northern Ontario Canada we have premier smallmouth bass fishing pretty much everywhere you fish. The smallmouth we catch all have red eyes, is this something to do with weather location etc.?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Scott C great question brother, the ones I was seeing were more orange than yellow, could have been the lighting. I'd imagine if anything it's due to their diet or due to the water clarity, but I really don't know.
Scott C
Scott C - 7 years ago
i laughed at this one lol
TheSteelbeaver
TheSteelbeaver - 7 years ago
+Scott C those are called "rock bass"
Keturah Stewart
Keturah Stewart - 7 years ago
This is kinda of off topic but what kind of sunglasses are those, haha.  I love them.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Keturah Stewart Smith Optics, the only shades I wear. Check out their ChromaPop lenses. Best I've found.
Chengy Thojj
Chengy Thojj - 7 years ago
What's the name of your kayak?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Chengy Thojj Hobie Outback
David Forbes
David Forbes - 7 years ago
You missed the best part of the river - from Bakers Crossing to the State Natural Area.
Wassergekuhlt
Wassergekuhlt - 7 years ago
I'm looking into a trip to Devils River because of this video! That water color though! BTW, what brand glasses you using?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Minoltalphafan Smith Optics. Love them, check out their ChromaPop lenses.
Matthew Hanson
Matthew Hanson - 7 years ago
Hey Robert, if you can recall, what kind of kayaks were your friends using on this trip?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Matthew Hanson Old Town Predators
Jake paul Baxter
Jake paul Baxter - 7 years ago
Now watching this mate..Can't fault it.well done.keep up the good work.:-)
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Jake paul Baxter thanks!
Ryan Mayberry
Ryan Mayberry - 7 years ago
Great video
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Ryan Mayberry thanks!
54gemini23
54gemini23 - 7 years ago
i aint shitting in a bag why cant u shit on land its not the river and wats the fine i rather just pay it an shit as i please like all animals why are we any different thats hippy bs
54gemini23
54gemini23 - 7 years ago
i feel ya love your videos btw i wasnt projecting the hate on you i just think thats dumb
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+54gemini23 I don't write the laws, I just follow them brother.
Sayyid
Sayyid - 7 years ago
I love watching videos like these. You should make more.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+TrackaholicsX got a new video series in the works! Thanks for watching
John Pinney
John Pinney - 7 years ago
Great video buddy.  I have wanted to take an adventure like this for a while now. If you are ever in the Houston area, hit me up and I can show you the good freshwater and salt spots.

-a fellow aggie
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+John Pinney thanks brother. I'm in or around Houston all the time and I fish Galveston quite a bit. Hit me up on Facebook, I typically post up when I'm going to be heading down there.
R. Schreckengost
R. Schreckengost - 7 years ago
You live in Dallas dude?
TheXJthatCould
TheXJthatCould - 7 years ago
Ain't no way I'm packing shit out LOL I'll dig 6ft and drop a duece b4 dumping in a bag and carrying it for 5 days
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+TheXJthatCould it's all limestone, so you aren't able to dig, which is why they have the rule. It all gets washed into the river. Big deal? Probably not, but it keeps the landowners happy and they've been trying to ban visitors for decades. Small price to pay to enjoy this river.
TheXJthatCould
TheXJthatCould - 7 years ago
Haha
Wassergekuhlt
Wassergekuhlt - 7 years ago
I hear you, but no one is digging so much as a foot deep in that place, hence the policy. I would definitely cheat and only carry out the last days worth!:)
Don Grover
Don Grover - 7 years ago
I like the longer videos. Especially when im sick, like right now :)
Jayden Gaffey
Jayden Gaffey - 6 years ago
That's me rn
Kxkid 155
Kxkid 155 - 7 years ago
Ya when I'm sick there are no long videos so this one is great
Joseph Quintiliani
Joseph Quintiliani - 7 years ago
Great video, that looked like a blast.
Peter D
Peter D - 7 years ago
awesome video
Carter Cox
Carter Cox - 7 years ago
Hey dude I love your videos and I follow you on Instagram. I'm getting a kayak this summer and I don't want to lose any of my rods. What is that stuff you got on yours to keep them from sinking? Thanks
Wassergekuhlt
Wassergekuhlt - 7 years ago
Blakemore Rod Floaters. Get 8" for baitcaster rigs and 6" for lighter spinning rigs. They come in a 3 pack for about 11 bucks.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Carter Cox those are the Yak Gear rod leashes. You can find 'em at www.mariner-kayaks.com. Tell 'em I sent you.
Luker ER
Luker ER - 7 years ago
good video it was like a short movie (-:
Jacob Turner
Jacob Turner - 7 years ago
not to sound like a doush but I think the reason u lost so many was because ur not seting the hook.better luck next time, thanks for the vid
TCSwizz2
TCSwizz2 - 7 years ago
Wow what a trip! Nice fish and great video too. Quite an immersive narration worth of the adventure(r).
BdashYdash28
BdashYdash28 - 7 years ago
Wacky rig?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+BdashYdash28 yep
Schy Mark
Schy Mark - 7 years ago
THAT WAS AWESOME!!! Thanx for a great video. You are a great videographer. Very well done. Kept it fun to watch. VERY GOOD JOB!! ???NO TROUT???
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+Schy Mark nope, no trout in that river. Thanks!
BACKWOODS ADVENTURE
BACKWOODS ADVENTURE - 7 years ago
Thanks for the great video, definitely adding this great spot to my bucket list.
Nathan Shart
Nathan Shart - 7 years ago
Why don't you keep the fish
SirTaco
SirTaco - 7 years ago
Nice man! I can't wait till i get older (14 now) and get myself a kayak and do some fishing like you have! It has always been my dream to fish around everywhere kind of like you or Jeremy wade (river monsters) Hope you had fun there! keep the videos up!
octopus art.net
octopus art.net - 7 years ago
sweet abandoned car sticker haha
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+eddie martinez that was a parking violation, haha.
Matt Bass
Matt Bass - 7 years ago
what bait do you think is the best to catch bass? I mainly use a finese worm but that doesn't always work
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Matt Bass no bait "always works" brother, and the best bait to catch bass is different for every body of water and every day of the year. Just takes time on the water to learn what's effective in different situations. Lots of guides and videos out there on how to bass fish, but in my experience, none of them made me any better at fishing. Fishing made me better at fishing. There are some rules of thumbs: dark colors in stained water or cloudy days, lighter line in clearer water, baits with flash or vibration when it's windy, raining, and/or dark. Good luck brother!
Cole Austin
Cole Austin - 7 years ago
Thats so awesome man! How long did it take you to build all your gear?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Cole Austin at that point I had been kayak fishing about a year.
131rocketman
131rocketman - 7 years ago
Lol at 12:00 that is literally me for the first week or two when fishing season starts until i get my rhythm down.
Get_Outdoors_Now
Get_Outdoors_Now - 7 years ago
Yuppies---  haha.   Nice to see other people enjoying the outdoors still.  Hope you enjoyed the trip.
Ryan Grant
Ryan Grant - 7 years ago
I was like 999.... should have waited for 1 more lol
Gnanendran Puthirasigamany
Gnanendran Puthirasigamany - 7 years ago
Do more
C Moeof4
C Moeof4 - 7 years ago
I think the fight is stronger because they have a little current they can use to their advantage and the water is more oxygenated. This is a great video! Btw
Iron Feliks
Iron Feliks - 7 years ago
My sister is a whore out that way, I am guessing you met her...
Iron Feliks
Iron Feliks - 7 years ago
Yes, and she has a bad leg
Schy Mark
Schy Mark - 7 years ago
I know your sister she's the one with no teeth right?
Christopher Bertalan
Christopher Bertalan - 7 years ago
Your videos are awesome! Makes me miss fishing in Texas !
Christopher Bertalan
Christopher Bertalan - 7 years ago
What is the benefit of a sit on kayak rather than a sit in one? I plan on fishing in rivers and lakes. I have never fished from a kayak but have done a lot of river kayaking in a SIK and liked them.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Christopher Bertalan sit ontop is much more comfortable and functional for fishing.
Miller Reid
Miller Reid - 7 years ago
Just depends on what you like. I find sit in to be a little more stable
Christian Dorey
Christian Dorey - 7 years ago
Hey Robert, this is probably a simple answer but how do you get your go pro to take such long videos? I am only getting about 17 minutes of continuous videos before it is full, what size sd card do you use? And are there any other tricks, thank you, absolutely LOVE your videos!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Christian Dorey I use 32GB or 64GB cards and I have extras for every GoPro. Also extra batteries. 32GB will get you about 4-6 hours of footage depending on your settings.
josh stoltenburg
josh stoltenburg - 7 years ago
What type of kayak is that?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+josh stoltenburg Wilderness Systems Ride 115. Available at www.mariner-kayaks.com
Jesse Reider
Jesse Reider - 7 years ago
Epic adventure!
caseymaples19xx
caseymaples19xx - 7 years ago
Looks like a great time. Did yall not grill up some of those small mouth? That's some fine eating.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+caseymaples19xx in hindsight I regret not eating any of them. Next time!
8bitmachine
8bitmachine - 7 years ago
Hey Robert. What's the name of the song at around 6:00?
Greg Jackson
Greg Jackson - 7 years ago
Great video...Really enjoyed it. Will be checking out your others.
Squatch Socks
Squatch Socks - 7 years ago
When u said the water was not warm, what was the temp.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Squatch Socks it fluctuated between about 60-65 degrees. Not freezing by any means, but it was chilly if you got soaked, particularly if you got soaked right before dark. Air temps dropped below 40 at night despite highs around 80.
Plum Crazy Fishing TV
Plum Crazy Fishing TV - 7 years ago
I think the soundtrack to your videos is a huge distinction for you.  The combination of your footage, editing, and soundtrack really set you apart from the rest.  Great job man.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Kayak Wildcat I appreciate the detailed compliment brother. Helpful feedback. I'm now investing a little capital into my soundtrack so it's nice to hear that that focus is worthwhile.
Hoppaipolla5
Hoppaipolla5 - 7 years ago
Awesome adventure, looks like a great time!  All the extra work put into the camera/recording is excellent and definitely appreciated. Great job!
Sawyer Chapman
Sawyer Chapman - 7 years ago
swimmer8585
swimmer8585 - 7 years ago
Someday, when I get the money to travel to Texas, I will do this.  And it will be awesome
Fishing
Fishing - 7 years ago
Great Video man, thanks for the effort you put into filming this.
Dillon Huffman
Dillon Huffman - 7 years ago
Did you use an external mic on your GoPros at all?  Awesome video man!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Dillon Huffman nope. I use the headmount for narrations. It will pick up your voice better than the camera facing you. Then I take the audio layer from the headmount, the video layer from the camera facing me, and matched the audio to my lips. Sounds tedious but once you do it a few times you get fast at it. Now I use an external audio recorder with a lav mic clipped to my collar, but I still have to layer that audio under the GoPro video in the editing software and match it to my lips moving. Hope that helps bud.
the holy pie
the holy pie - 7 years ago
can you tell me a good setup for kayak
Dakota Ball
Dakota Ball - 6 years ago
Hobie
Jack Taylor
Jack Taylor - 7 years ago
Really enjoyed this "feature film" !!!
colin mcculloch
colin mcculloch - 7 years ago
What rod/reels did you use for this trip?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+colin mcculloch the only rods I use are Manley Rods. www.manleyrods.com
Tanner Kiker
Tanner Kiker - 7 years ago
Hey man. Just wondering what kind of kayak you were using in this video? Im thinking about getting into kayaking. And also, nice video
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Tanner Kiker that was a Wilderness Systems Ride 115. It was okay but there are better options out there in my opinion. My best advice is to demo some at your local retailer, all good retailers do demo days.
The River Giveth
The River Giveth - 7 years ago
Awesome video!  I'm curious as to how much river experience your crew had?  .   
David Aguiar
David Aguiar - 7 years ago
Nice video. You really get the sense of hardships of the adventure.  Looks like the Ride 115 fared better than the others as well.. That said, the guys at the kayak rental must have been thrilled when you returned it broke, battered and smelling like an outhouse :-)
Nicholas Cordero
Nicholas Cordero - 7 years ago
Looks like an awesome trip.
Scott S
Scott S - 7 years ago
Looks like a good trip. I guess that's was intense in Texas, but it looked mellow.
kyle Ross
kyle Ross - 7 years ago
Getting first yak for my bday on the 31st so stoked.
Jenna Carter
Jenna Carter - 7 years ago
Why don't you just keep the fish?
Brent Welch
Brent Welch - 7 years ago
does anyone know what type of kayak that is and where I might order one
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Brent Welch Wilderness Systems Ride 115, www.mariner-kayaks.com
catfishstinch
catfishstinch - 7 years ago
man has been shitting in the wild for thousands of years!! and they say you can shit in the woods lmao!! hell, the fish have sex in the water!! what a bunch of goofs!!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+The River Giveth Exactly. A few irresponsible visitors ruined it for the rest of us. They have to be strict (they enforce these laws very seriously) in order to appease the landowners, who don't want people visiting their river (and so close to their property) at all. I obeyed the law because if I don't, I'm contributing to the problem, and giving the landowners more ammunition to ban visitors altogether. They've been pushing for that for decades. I don't blame them, but I also don't want them to win. This is a special place and people deserve to be able to experience it.
joshua12345676
joshua12345676 - 7 years ago
I agree, no way I would pack it out, toilet paper maybe. It is bio degradable anyways. All other garbage is a given to pack out.
The River Giveth
The River Giveth - 7 years ago
They are more concerned about the toilet paper than the shit.  You could always dig a cathole and use quick-dissolve paper.  Packing it out seems like overkill.  Blame the assholes that trash the river for these rules.   
Topwater Tony
Topwater Tony - 7 years ago
Fantastic video!
wilson justice
wilson justice - 7 years ago
Do you have sponsors
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+wilson a fisherman yes.
Shawna Grimm
Shawna Grimm - 7 years ago
How much water does it need to be able to float with someone on it ? Like 12 inches or ?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Shawna Grimm 3-6 inches depending on gear/weight.
Shawna Grimm
Shawna Grimm - 7 years ago
In thinking of getting a kayak for fishing how shallow can then water be to still float
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Shawna Grimm 3-6 inches depending on how much gear you have on it.
Jeff Plummer
Jeff Plummer - 7 years ago
tough rapids on a sit on top
Jeff Plummer
Jeff Plummer - 7 years ago
Joe I wasn't there, I hope this guy answers your question. :) Looks like way too much fun eh? :) God Bless! 
Joseph Self
Joseph Self - 7 years ago
where are you in the process?  there you are, sleeping in the back seat :-)  looks like you were pretty remote.   looks lik most of yaks were inflatables? i have 2 now.  yours much better outfitted than mine.  like the gopro shots  a few put-ins, take-outs.
Jeff Plummer
Jeff Plummer - 7 years ago
Beautiful country, beautiful river, the structure was awesome in water. Sharpen your hook. LOL! ;) Keep 'em coming this looks like fun! 
Matthew Milican
Matthew Milican - 7 years ago
Great video man! It looks so fun! Watching your videos have actually made me and a couple of buddies go out and buy a kayak and are now planning a week long trip kayak fishing trip every year from now on! Keep making the videos! Also did you go to Texas A&M?
Matt Coghill
Matt Coghill - 7 years ago
what kind of kayak is that?
operativex
operativex - 7 years ago
What season was your trip?  Exact dates would be good to know!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
First week of March this year.
polarisrmk500
polarisrmk500 - 7 years ago
what a great job to have! love the videos 
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
Thanks brother but the videos aren't a job, just a hobby. Hopefully one day that will change.
BigFishLarry Wentworth
BigFishLarry Wentworth - 7 years ago
That was one of the best yak fishing videos I have come across! I really enjoyed that! Great job!
i Omz
i Omz - 7 years ago
wdf stop throwing fish ._.
Nick
Nick - 7 years ago
sweet video really enjoyed it, but oh the bottom of those boats :/ haha 
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
I borrowed that boat from Mariner Sails in Dallas. It was not returned in the same condition it was given to me, ha!
Joshua Abreu
Joshua Abreu - 7 years ago
Awesome video mate. What are all the rods and reels you used on this trip. Thanks mate :)
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
I use Manley Rods with some cheap Daiwa Excelors. www.manleyrods.com
Alisha
Alisha - 7 years ago
I see your rods are microguides, are you using braid to leader and if so what knot do you use, i got a micro guide baitcaster rod and been using improved albright knots but they catch on the last guide and break the knot :(
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
Those rods don't have microguides. I use the sebile knot for braid to fluoro and it's tiny. I can cast it through the level wind on low profile baitcasters with ease.
Sir Fed
Sir Fed - 7 years ago
29:50 you poor bastard, making it hard, do you wanna swap, jez you r so fortunate to do wat u r doing, NEVER every take for granted the freedom and a great life you have, millions and millions would trade you for the life you have, enjoy it :)
Erik Romero
Erik Romero - 7 years ago
It is cool
Joe Martinez
Joe Martinez - 7 years ago
Wow bro that's a beautiful river I can't wait to go out there!!!!would you do it again?????
westexasrepublic
westexasrepublic - 7 years ago
I like the missed fish sequence the best, HAHA, good short.
Mun Dane
Mun Dane - 7 years ago
Great video. I had to switch to Trokar Hooks and have greatly reduced the number of fish I lose. 
[ Insert Name Here ]
[ Insert Name Here ] - 7 years ago
All the editing in this video deserves a like for sure
pedro gonzalez
pedro gonzalez - 7 years ago
Hands down the best thing i"ve seen in youtube! keep it up !
QZHEARTY
QZHEARTY - 7 years ago
If this place is so remote why is their a nice house up on the hill in the background at 15:38?
Backroad Willy
Backroad Willy - 7 years ago
nice but hauling your turds around  come on man lmao
James Haggerty
James Haggerty - 7 years ago
go kayak fishing in New Zealand if you think thats hard
CatfishingPatrol
CatfishingPatrol - 7 years ago
Could you share some information on your camera equipment? Include battery upgrades?
Regan O'Brian
Regan O'Brian - 7 years ago
WOW robert that was such a cool vid i think u should do more of these 5 part series!!!
DReid28
DReid28 - 7 years ago
Nice video, Robert. That trip looked like a blast - wish I could have tagged along. The rapids must have been fun. I haven't encountered too many of those on my trips.  I was amused to see you and I use the same 3-GoPro system, although I've been too nervous to submerge one. Too bad the GoPro's have poor audio once you attach the waterproof back door on the casing - I have the same problem. I opted for music-only audio until I come up with a better mic system. Check out my "Anglers Away" videos if you like, to see some Canadian Smallmouth. Hope to see you on the water some day!
Riley Highfill
Riley Highfill - 7 years ago
That was the best video ever
Laby 70
Laby 70 - 7 years ago
That is one bad ass trip. Now I would like to see a gear list you had for this trip. I f you don't mind. Not the camera and stuff on the yak. But the main camping gear and survival gear. Food stuff, meds, tools.
carter storm
carter storm - 7 years ago
what were those float things on your rod called?
G
G - 7 years ago
Nice video bro. Did you have time to do some hiking while you were there?
hellbendert35
hellbendert35 - 7 years ago
how long has this trip been in miles/km/?
Raquelis Cuevas
Raquelis Cuevas - 7 years ago
cool video, well done
Jeff Pohlman
Jeff Pohlman - 7 years ago
Great fishing. good job on the rapids. are you using water proof camera equipment? 
http://www.kayakfishingenthusiast.com/
Ярик Андерссон Охота и Рыбалка
Ярик Андерссон Охота и Рыбалка - 7 years ago
cool video! i am press like
BulletsBacon Beer
BulletsBacon Beer - 7 years ago
 This is how you make memories worth talking about around a fire later in life.

#kayakfishing   #outdoorsports   #fishing  
midwestfisherman
midwestfisherman - 7 years ago
Great film!
Darin Bird
Darin Bird - 7 years ago
Robert,
Great video.  I've been running the Devil's since 1991.  No one knew about it back then.  It was great.  You could float for days and see no one. Only fish, turkey, and deer.  With that in mind, it pains me to see you post a video treaspassing.  As you have since found out, the landowners take trespassing very seriously.  Nothing announces your presence on their property like a nice warm glowing campfire.  There's more people on the river now and everyone needs to maintain a light touch.  No fires to beacon your presence.  No scorch marks on the rocks to show the landowners where you camped.   And definitely don't post videos of yourself trespassing.  It won't be long and they will shut this down permanently for everyone. 
Edwin Quintero
Edwin Quintero - 7 years ago
+Robert Field Hi Robert, Great video! i was just going to ask if you were given any trouble by landowners when camping on this 5 day trip? how did you prepare your self for this trip if you don't mind telling "camp wise" im planning a weeklong trip down the devils river as well. any tips would be greatly appreciated, great video again. 
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
There is no trespassing in this video, and I have confirmation on that from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. The fires we built was on rock that is underwater whenever it's not in drought conditions like it is now. You're permitted to camp in the river gradient boundary; that belongs to the people of the State of Texas.
JeffreyJaguar
JeffreyJaguar - 8 years ago
awesome.  i've done the lower Pecos by canoe and the water is so clear you can spot cast them which is kind of unfair.  caught some sandies there, too. 
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
Except on the flipside, that clear water helps the fish see you, too. Makes them easier to spook. I want to do the Lower Pecos next!
Joel Sweatman
Joel Sweatman - 8 years ago
awesome adventure
Phil Sommerville
Phil Sommerville - 8 years ago
A few of my friends and I are probably going to go there after first semester of college looks like a great adventure
Miles T
Miles T - 8 years ago
great job that looked fun
Neusa Luz
Neusa Luz - 8 years ago
Que pescaris tranquila hem -
Ruff McThickridge
Ruff McThickridge - 8 years ago
420 likes..coincidence, I think not!
Wesley Hackney
Wesley Hackney - 8 years ago
That front handle is a major design flaw on that yak. Bolts way too short. I ended up putting in longer bolts to solve problem. Great video w lots of tips for overnight survival. Thanks for sharing it.
Robert Mueller
Robert Mueller - 8 years ago
Great Video love the narration. Was exciting watching you brave those rapids.  
NeverStopFishingNever
NeverStopFishingNever - 8 years ago
Awesome trip man
What season did u go
ethanw08
ethanw08 - 8 years ago
Hey, I loved the documented footage! I was wondering if you could give me the coordinates for the put it and take out for this trip. I was wanting to do a trip like this and it looks perfect!
jake gates
jake gates - 8 years ago
I really enjoyed this video! I was wondering about your GoPro setups, if you wouldn't mind sharing! What edition camera's are you using, and what mounts? How do you have those mounts attached to your yak? Thanks for the great vid, and the info!
Busse John
Busse John - 8 years ago
Great Video! cant wait to do this trip myself. I just moved to Texas after growing up on the whitewater haven of the New River in West Virginia. Glad to see there is some fast water with those river smallies that outfight anything pound for pound down here as well!
K Butler
K Butler - 8 years ago
Hey Rob, good video! I don't live in thew US anymore, used to for ten years and there's some good fishing. Live in Australia now, you should come over I think you would love this fishing on offer. Hoping to see some new videos soon.
K Butler
K Butler - 6 years ago
Sounds great man, don't worry there is some great fishing in NZ as well. Kings and Snapper all day!!!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 6 years ago
+K Butler I'll be in New Zealand in 2016 for a film shoot, not sure if I'll make it over to the bigger island but I'm going to try.
Tom Krumtinger
Tom Krumtinger - 8 years ago
I like your kayak we just bought a couple of those for kayak fishing
Brian Moore
Brian Moore - 8 years ago
What a great adventure. The filming was excellent. Thanks for sharing!
Carter Brown
Carter Brown - 8 years ago
Awesome video
Beatyourkids
Beatyourkids - 8 years ago
did you mostly use a wacky rigged senko?
rhino robinette
rhino robinette - 8 years ago
What kinda lure??
Eric Vecchiola
Eric Vecchiola - 8 years ago
Thank you for the video.  Looks like an excellent trip and you did well documenting it.  
Troy Stewart
Troy Stewart - 8 years ago
What did u use to catch those smallmouth? I want to catch some reel bad
B Wayne
B Wayne - 8 years ago
Great videos, Robert!  I just bought a GoPro and was wondering what kind of mount you added to your head strap to get your camera so high above the brim of the your hat.  Thanks!
Tom Walleworth
Tom Walleworth - 8 years ago
Wow, I'm ashamed to be watching this while sitting on a couch eating chips, will definitely do something like this someday
YakLifeMigue
YakLifeMigue - 8 years ago
nice
vipin kp
vipin kp - 8 years ago
dude y ur letting the fish go  thats so emberessing 
Garbage Man
Garbage Man - 8 years ago
Hey Rob, if you had to pick 1 camera position to film from which would it be?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Nuno Pereira You don't have to pick! Move the camera after each fish and then weave all the footage together. But the headmount shot is great since you can easily control the direction of the camera.
Garbage Man
Garbage Man - 8 years ago
I'm starting my KAYAK ADVENTURE THIS MONTH!!!!!
Joaquin Chacon
Joaquin Chacon - 8 years ago
Thanks for making this great video. Would love to see you on TV making a regular series. I would love to visit this place! I live in Mesquite, TX.
Jay Bordonaro
Jay Bordonaro - 8 years ago
Amazing video! I have one question, did you get sick from drinking that water or did those straw things filter the the water?
joaquin vargas
joaquin vargas - 8 years ago
what time of the year did you go? I'm making plans on going myself but I'm not sure if i should try late fall (September November) or spring time (march-may)
Roman3R
Roman3R - 8 years ago
Amazing video!!!! 
Jonathan Maciorowski
Jonathan Maciorowski - 8 years ago
Great video. Wish i will be able to do that in the future
ณัฐกร สายสมบัติ
ณัฐกร สายสมบัติ - 8 years ago
้hello..... it is nice  trip and exciting.
DatF33L
DatF33L - 8 years ago
I still don't get why it's called Devil's River
Duncan Alexander
Duncan Alexander - 8 years ago
great
Joshuaqwe
Joshuaqwe - 8 years ago
Just got my first kayak a pongo 120 and can't wait to get own the water just something to start with but are you going to upload another video like this?
couz10
couz10 - 8 years ago
BTW, awesome video!!!
couz10
couz10 - 8 years ago
seems to me like you are using a Wacky Worm setup. Often, I lose fish too, they bite the worm end and then let go or we set the hook to quickly. Try a Texas Rig...
James Melton
James Melton - 8 years ago
36:48 that's a red eye large mouth
Bruce Hudgens
Bruce Hudgens - 8 years ago
Hope you dont mind I shared your vid on our Facebook page....

https://www.facebook.com/AmistadFlyAnglers
Biscuits 4 Life
Biscuits 4 Life - 8 years ago
I love small mouth
Tube Angler
Tube Angler - 8 years ago
Great movie 5 STARS
GoProOrGoHome
GoProOrGoHome - 8 years ago
what program do you use to edit your videos?
mike dmann
mike dmann - 8 years ago
WoW! Amazing film! 
Mu Fasa
Mu Fasa - 8 years ago
what are the sunglasses you have on called?
Jameson Olson
Jameson Olson - 8 years ago
Absolutely the best video I've ever seen of kayak fishing the Devil's River.  This is a dream trip of mine and I appreciate you "taking me along".  Great stuff!
Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson - 8 years ago
Looks like fun.
Matthew Cross
Matthew Cross - 8 years ago
This is a great video. I've always been an outdoors man but am just getting into kayaking after being given a sit in yak. I think I'm going to try and trade it for a sit on model and eventually work my way up to doing a trip like this, only in Wyoming (where I'm from) for trout. Maybe even try something in South Dakota for walleye. Your video was very well done and will be a great motivator.
Ray Ward
Ray Ward - 8 years ago
Great video, Robert. What were the dates of the trip?
Joseph Williams
Joseph Williams - 8 years ago
I have never done any freshwater fishing, or really been on a river, but i want to go do this so bad. 
Jeremy Grieser
Jeremy Grieser - 8 years ago
By far the best video I have ever watched. I watched the whole thing. This has been a dream of mine to experience a trip like this. I just moved to Texas 1 month ago to experience some of this back country. Thank you for making this video. Glad you all made it back safe.
Jeep_Anglers
Jeep_Anglers - 8 years ago
Amazing video ! Although I'm from tennessee and I've heard of the devils river, but this is the first video I've seen that's captured the beauty of the river's clear water. Just wondered if you've used a Jackson kayak yet and if so how do you like them. I've got a jackson cuda 14 and I love it. Plus the jackson kayak factory is near my home town. Come to TN and fish the Caney Fork river. Hope to see some more videos.
Simon Miller
Simon Miller - 8 years ago
that is an awesome video man!! what was that thing you used to charge your gopro.
Chris Garza
Chris Garza - 8 years ago
Definitely gotta get out there soon!
Dennis Newman
Dennis Newman - 8 years ago
Very awesome video. Would love to float the devils river.
Kyle Spillman
Kyle Spillman - 8 years ago
Dude this video was amazing! The scenery, and everything you sir know how to fish, kayak, and camp make more videos please!!!
João Miguel Santos
João Miguel Santos - 8 years ago
Hey there robert! The explanation to the fight they give might be related with the amount of oxigen in the water! This rivers usually have more oxigen wich make the fish stronger! Great video ;)
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
That could be it!
Zaytoben1k
Zaytoben1k - 8 years ago
What kind of rods were you using?
Jon Focker
Jon Focker - 8 years ago
looks like tons of fun!
Darren Films
Darren Films - 8 years ago
I like your vid
treywilly431
treywilly431 - 8 years ago
Awesome video!!!
joaquin cisternas
joaquin cisternas - 8 years ago
Ill have to say this is one of the greatest fishing films I've ever seen on youtube. You had me hooked instantly, hope you keep up the great work because your videos are great man! try cineform studio for smoother slo mo editing btw.
joaquin cisternas
joaquin cisternas - 8 years ago
oh thats right well hope you upload another great video soon keep up the good work 
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Thanks for the kind words man, I appreciate it. I don't think Cineform Studio would give better slow-mo than Adobe Premiere. Premiere is one of the top programs you can buy. To get smoother slow-mo shots I would need to shoot in a higher FPS than 30, which kills the battery life. On a 5-day trip I couldn't afford to do that.
Patrick Riley
Patrick Riley - 8 years ago
Few questions, how wet do you get in a sit on top? 

Most importantly what rigs are you using for your go pros on? They look like some sort of variable friction arms but I cant tell.
Patrick Riley
Patrick Riley - 8 years ago
Thanks man I appreciate it!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Depends on the sit-on-top, but usually not very. Just some spray if the wind is bad. Obviously rapids like in this video are a different story... I got pretty wet. SoTs are not made for rapids. I use the Railblaza Camera Boom 600s for the GoPros. Best booms money can buy man. They rotate any way you can imagine and all the Railblaza parts fit together like legos, so I can add fixed and rotating extenders to get the exact distance and angle I want. Easy to install, come with stainless hardware, etc. etc. My videos improved tremendously after I got them.
DryFlyRy GetUpAndGrow
DryFlyRy GetUpAndGrow - 8 years ago
awesome video, I can't believe they won't let you leave your poo out there!! thats a little overboard. I would love to see those fish jumping in slow mo at 120fps too!! 
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Yeah, obviously my camera equipment is limited to GoPros since I'm filming myself, I often get wet, and I have to be able to mount them to a floating piece of plastic. If you want to be my camera man, I've got the gear to shoot 120fps. :)
Patrick Riley
Patrick Riley - 8 years ago
At least when you started to get desperate there was a house on the ridge.
Patrick Riley
Patrick Riley - 8 years ago
HAHA yeah that is true i forgot that its different down there
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Yeah, but stories of landowners pulling guns on paddlers are commonplace. They don't want us on "their" river, so I probably wouldn't have gone up there even if I needed to. Although, 95% of those houses looked empty. Most are just vacation homes.
schmoyo8
schmoyo8 - 8 years ago
Love your videos man! I love kayak fishing. Post some more videos soon if you can
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Working on it, sir! Unfortunately for now this is just a hobby, so "real life" gets in the way most of the time. My next video is another long one and will be out by the end of the month. Subscribe to catch it when it airs!
Zach Draper
Zach Draper - 8 years ago
What settings did you have set on your Go Pro. 1080p? What FPS?
and if you dont mind me asking, what Micro SD do you use?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
I shoot in 1080p 30fps usually and use 32GB micro SDs. If you have the cameras for 60fps it's better, but since some of mine do and some don't, weaving the footage together can screw things up. So I just set 'em all to 30. That also saves battery life.
Forever Trill
Forever Trill - 8 years ago
Great vid. How many gopros did u have and how well did the biolight perform?
Wayne Tester
Wayne Tester - 8 years ago
Would love to do what you did for 5 days would be awesome.  Did you actually keep any fish for like meals etc?  Thanks for awesome looking adventure, good commentary and pleasant music.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Man, I didn't keep any fish and I regretted it. I wish I had kept just one for the experience. I'm mostly a catch and release guy, though. We thought there was going to be a fire ban so we hadn't planned on keeping fish, so no filet knife or anything. In hindsight, I regret it.
Mark Abolofia
Mark Abolofia - 8 years ago
Great video! Maybe sharpen your hooks for better luck on hook ups? Be well and fish on! Mark in Oregon
Bobby Willard
Bobby Willard - 8 years ago
Robert.  Thanks for the video.  I have hunted along the Devils River but have never fished it.  I did make a similar float trip down the Pecos River from Pandale to Langtry with a bunch of other idiots on spring break from college (in 1980!!).  We did it in canoes instead of kayaks but man did you bring out some vivid memories.  Especially about how accurate you were of the water (not being very warm!!!) and about the rock ledge bed not being very soft! Thanks to you I am already planning a trip like yours with my son (27) and daughter (18) in kayaks this time.  
Thanks for the suggestion.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
That's so great to hear, Bobby! The main reason I produce these videos is to help grow the sport, so that's music to my ears. I'm sure y'all will have a blast... the Pecos is next on my list!
DillonBashrum
DillonBashrum - 8 years ago
showed me some cool survival utilities, especially the smart straw thing.
kevin wade
kevin wade - 8 years ago
What paddle is that?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
It's a cheapo, can't even remember the name. Just a demo paddle that the sponsor gave me. Check out Cannon/Accent paddles. Good stuff.
lolmandood
lolmandood - 8 years ago
You my good friend, make me want to buy a fishing kayak! 
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Best decision you'll ever make!
Nathan Brown
Nathan Brown - 8 years ago
What Kayak
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Wilderness Systems Ride 115
Mike Kurtz
Mike Kurtz - 8 years ago
did you run into any landowners or TPWD people checking you out to make sure you follow the rules?  are there strict rules about camping? where you can and cant?  great video!
frixtx
frixtx - 8 years ago
Check it out.  Back to 5K hits!  
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
It was at 50, not 5, haha. Getting there... oh well. If I was worried about view count I would've made it 5 minutes long. I produced a longer one so I could have something I could be proud of. I'll make up the views on some shorter videos this summer. Thanks for watching!
James Holmes,
James Holmes, - 8 years ago
At age 75 and overweight, watching your marvelous video is the closest I believe I can come to enjoying the one river I would love to experience.  I will have to get my enjoyment vicariously, however, and limit my yaking to less difficult Texas Hill Country rivers.  Thanks for sharing your great adventure.  I learned much from your video - some great equipment, and much better than my low scale equipment. 
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Glad you enjoyed it, James! I love the Colorado in the Austin area. Gorgeous river and some good bassin'!
ohiohuntingandfishing
ohiohuntingandfishing - 8 years ago
do some night fishing
JakesFish
JakesFish - 8 years ago
Watched the whole thing! Awesome vid!
Phillip Richmond
Phillip Richmond - 8 years ago
Pretty cool video.
Andrew Price
Andrew Price - 8 years ago
Awesome video.  I love bass fishing and I used to whitewater kayak.  I would love to do this, it just looks like it would cost a fortune to get set up for it.  Can you rent these?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
You can definitely rent kayaks but they aren't going to be rigged out like mine obviously. It doesn't necessarily cost a fortune to get set up for this but I mean just like any sport, if you're going to try and buy all the gear for a 5-day trip doing a completely new hobby, it's going to cost some dough. I didn't buy too much for this trip, I had most of it already.
weekdaysyakfisherman
weekdaysyakfisherman - 8 years ago
Still the best river fishing trip video, sir!
lucas langen
lucas langen - 8 years ago
this was just awesome! iwant to do that 2 1 day:D
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Just do it! A year and a half ago I didn't know how to fish and didn't know what a kayak was. My girlfriend and I broke up and I just decided I wanted to get off the couch and go after some adventure. Cancelled my cable, bought a kayak and a GoPro, and never looked back!! Haha
Brian Bishop
Brian Bishop - 8 years ago
Robert, EXCELLENT video.  Watched it with my boys, and we loved it.  Thanks for your efforts in sharing your trips!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Thanks for watching Brian!
Brandon Bass
Brandon Bass - 8 years ago
What an awesome video. I wish I was closer to Texas. Me and a few friends will be taking a two day trip on the Connecticut River this summer. Can't wait for your vid.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Thanks for watching! Multi-day river trips might be my favorite way to kayak fish. Hope you picked up a couple tips and best of luck on your trip! Post some pics on our Facebook page after you get back and we'll share them. www.facebook.com/YakFishTV
Sergio Cuencar
Sergio Cuencar - 8 years ago
Wow what a video i really enjoyed watching it i live 45 minutes from Del Rio Tx. and have never gone to the Devils River need to check it out but need to get some buddies to go with me, I'm sure to write down all the helpful tips down they'll come in handy Thanks
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Glad it helped and thanks for watching!
George Finch
George Finch - 8 years ago
Make a vid showing how to make those rod floats
zaiah joseph
zaiah joseph - 8 years ago
Awsome video bro,keep up the good work.
Ethan Folmar
Ethan Folmar - 8 years ago
Still love this video :)
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Thanks for watching it again!
Wally Murray
Wally Murray - 8 years ago
Just as great, maybe even better the second time around.
Really too bad you lost all the views from the first one though.
It's sad what some very selfish people will do to to try a take this kind of beauty and experience away from the rest of us.
Sad and petty ... I guess sort of like them.
Keep up the great work!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Thanks for watching a second time! 
handymenztoa18
handymenztoa18 - 8 years ago
Me myself I think Madina Lake for bass n calaveras lake n braining lake for some reds n striper there r a few others but to that's closer thanks. Handymenztoa18
weapon ater
weapon ater - 8 years ago
Just awesome I wish I were you
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Check out my first full-length kayak fishing film!
bleach bleach
bleach bleach - 4 years ago
Robert Field hey
Juicy cobra 12 Jaydragon
Juicy cobra 12 Jaydragon - 5 years ago
Robert Field i love your content
Antonio Pereira
Antonio Pereira - 6 years ago
what's your kayak. I like it
Jonathan Havener
Jonathan Havener - 6 years ago
lol ok didnt wait long enough while watching to see your answer in the video!
Jonathan Havener
Jonathan Havener - 6 years ago
+Robert Field How did you charge your GoPros? Extra batteries, or did you bring an external charger?
lucas hofmeister
lucas hofmeister - 7 years ago
I would eat those fish you cought
DeezRMyDays
DeezRMyDays - 7 years ago
+Robert Field Man that is some great fishing ! im so jealous ! Oh and a question do u like eating fish? would of been a SUPER FILM if you guys had some for lunch =D
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+Eden 2.0 about where we camped. The landowners there don't want videos like this out there because they don't want the place to increase in popularity. I don't blame them. A few irresponsible visitors really ruin it for the rest of us. I hoped to use this video for good to show people how special the Devils River is and hopefully influence people to help protect it.

Got sidetracked there, but basically they said we were trespassing by camping too far off the river in one of our camp locations. The person who called in the complaint didn't even own that land, they just asked that my video be taken down or I be prosecuted. In the end I worked with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, fixed my video, and accepted an official warning. They told me that other than that mistake, they really enjoyed my video.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 7 years ago
+fuze ninja that it did.
bob boberson
bob boberson - 7 years ago
+Robert Field if you have heard of white river in indiana we went there and didnt catch any smallmouth when we brought poles but the one time we didnt bring our poles 2 4 and 5 pound smallmouth bass jumped into our canoe wtf
BulletsBacon Beer
BulletsBacon Beer - 7 years ago
Another great video +Robert Field. That looks like an amazing trip with some nice fish. 
frank miller
frank miller - 7 years ago
David he swears sometimes but not alot
David Leatherman
David Leatherman - 8 years ago
Do you swear in any of your videos
Andrew Liaropoulos
Andrew Liaropoulos - 8 years ago
Where exactly did you launch from and leave your vehicles? 
Texas Fishing with Dan the Man
Texas Fishing with Dan the Man - 8 years ago
You redid the video?
Texas Fishing with Dan the Man
Texas Fishing with Dan the Man - 8 years ago
that's crazy lol
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
+Texas Fishing with Dan the Man Went into more detail in some of the other comments, but basically a landowner sent in a complaint so I had to remove a couple scenes. 
Texas Fishing with Dan the Man
Texas Fishing with Dan the Man - 8 years ago
+Robert Field wow why did they make you do that?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
I had to. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department made me remove a few scenes, so I had to take the original down. I added in some never before seen footage while I was at it.
M Huston
M Huston - 8 years ago
Bummer that you had to to re-do this, but the second time around is just as good!  Still looks like a totally amazing location and one heck of a trip! :D
Nate Lenz
Nate Lenz - 8 years ago
You should do a walk around/ review of all your gear including your yak set up!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
I plan on it, sir! In fact, I believe I'll be filming it this weekend!
Brenda Field
Brenda Field - 8 years ago
This video is even better than the first one!  
chapmaker46
chapmaker46 - 8 years ago
great vid  thanks
handymenztoa18
handymenztoa18 - 8 years ago
Love that video looks like u guys had lots of fun do ever come down to San Antonio n make videos
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Thanks man! Not really, but I do pass thru San Antonio a lot on my way to Corpus. I might be moving to Austin soon, so maybe I'll check out some of the waters in San Antonio then. Where do you recommend?
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 8 years ago
Brother...One like & view at a time, this video clip will be "Kickin" again. Never say never...only when. Tight Lines & Screaming Drags 2U!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Thanks bro!
Fat Matt Outdoors
Fat Matt Outdoors - 8 years ago
What complaint could he possibly have? Seems like sensorship....
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
+Sean McGee Oh, no, actually that was a state park and no alcohol allowed in Texas State Parks. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept said they loved the video and would have let it slide, but since there was a complaint, they had to take action.
Sean McGee
Sean McGee - 8 years ago
Is it because it was glass?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
+Sean McGee The real problem is that a few jackasses ruin it for the rest of us when they do this float and leave trash everywhere. They left a sour taste in the landowners' mouths that I don't think they'll ever let go of.
Sean McGee
Sean McGee - 8 years ago
+Robert Field The WHISKEY? I would've left that in. Idiots. If the landowners were more respectful, maybe the paddlers would be motivated to respect in return.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
The landowners on the Devil's River have been trying to restrict paddlers' access to the river for decades, so they'll use anything they can as ammunition against us. That is why I took it down immediately, to not give them any more reason to keep us off this incredible water. I took down the "offensive" parts (one of our campsites and the mini bottle of whiskey I had to celebrate at the end) and added in some new footage to appease them.
stirling waite
stirling waite - 8 years ago
Glad to see this video back up!
Maryland Bass Hunter
Maryland Bass Hunter - 8 years ago
Dude, you are the man!  I am so glad you posted this video back up!  This is hands down one of the best bass fishing videos I have seen.  Thank you for sharing.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 8 years ago
Thanks for the support brotha! I put a lot of heart and time into it, so if you can share it on whatever social media outlets you use, that would be a huge help! Either way I appreciate the kind words!

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