Ultimate Texas Staycation
Posted By Kris/ In Castaway Lodge Hunting Fishing / Friday, January 15, 2016

Ultimate Texas Staycation

Castaway Lodge Seadrift Report
By Capt. Kris Kelley

Sponsored by: MercuryMarine; Air Ranger Airboats; Haynie Bay Boats; Baysport Marine Victoria; Castaway Rods; JL Marine; Pure Fishing; Corrosion X; and, Bob's MachineShop.


"Just left the lodge riding back to Dallas. I was invited by a buddy last minute and didn't have a clue of what to expect. The days are long but the hunts are just awesome! From nature's beauty to the great crew I'll be back for sure. Be ready to shoot some duck, catch some fish and night hog hunting! Great times!"

Michael McMullen http://www.facebook.com/CastawayLodge/reviews

Boots On The Ground

Well here we are again in "late Spring" as the shorts and flip-flops are ever present and it's a strip tease around here mid-day as we peel off light layers to get hard at work in above average temperatures. Guests from Ga. arrived yesterday with the 10mm neoprene waders and I just about had a heat stroke looking at them, ha! Hit and miss is the "swamp talk" and we went 50/50 on good shoots versus slow shooting on mixed puddlers. Divers still dominate as mild conditions "day savers" when things slick off and get spooky.

Drakes Only

We've taken drakes only to heart and it really started last season on Redheads and that's made for some serious mounts flying out the door to area taxidermists. "Choot the white bellies" can be done here on decent traffic but of course if things look dicey we'll go to cutting loose.

Fishing Scene

We finished up two days of "casting" with Cast & Blast guests from near Dallas. We love the rave reviews and everyone had a great time. Fishing wasn't super hot but everyone managed to catch some nice Redfish for the effort and what's better than lighting up the ducks early and then enjoying a nice afternoon on the water with friends.

Lodge News/Construction - Serious Traction

Sure, it's a little dicey blowing up a construction project during the Winter months but that's just how we roll. It's 4/3 on the dice because 7 come 11 this years has proven it's the right call. Foundation's are on the fast track with light rain chances tomorrow and that's about it on the horizon. With the bayou contouring complete we're bringing in dormant grasses and the timing couldn't be better and it's going to be stunning. Special thanks to all or our "get it on contractors that have a whole lot of want to"!

If you haven't discovered Castaway Lodge yet, February would be a great month to do so. We've got a great special offer available so check it out at www.seadriftbayfishing.com/about-us/pricing

Special Thanks!

Thanks to all of our guests and extended family and friends that have made the lodge a Seadrift Landmark. I've got to give a shout out to the Mayor's office and all the girls at City Hall; Boyd Staloch Inspector; and service personell that keep those "burn permits" coming. As always, my hat it continually off to our guides that just never stop and are relentless in pursuit of the best approach for a great client experience. To Capt. Donnie Heath, great work all around from Construction Supervision to "nailing" evening appetizers and awesome grill master/bar tender skills.

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Capt. Kris Kelley
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