Hide & Seek On The Seadrift Riviera
Posted By Kris/ In Castaway Lodge Fishing / Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Hide & Seek On The Seadrift Riviera

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.

Hit and miss lately with lots of elevated tides still piled up from blustery Southerly winds.  May's transitions can have you scratching your head as one day's success leads to the next days frustration.  It's been lots of fun with old favorite guests and new ones here at the lodge.  Capt. Chris Cady and Capt. James Cunningham both reported tough but productive sledding by airboat with plenty of fish but they were very tight lipped and spooky.  James said he finally found some fish that would eat late in the day and that saved the trip.  Capt. James Eastep hit a homer with Bob C. and son taking Redfish limits and a handful of Black Drum on a grinder.  Capt. Donnie ran into tough sledding with Todd D. and family and ran hard trying to get on a bite but it was to no avail.  Donnie bounced back with guests of Pesado Construction taking Redfish limits and some solid Trout while wade fishing.  

From topwater and soft plastics to live Croaker, wade fishing prime time is upon us.  Water temperatures are climbing and wet wading is enjoyable, come see us!

Construction Update

The Flagstone fireplace on the bayou is complete and all the road base for the parking lot has been pounded into place. It will take time for the limestone to firm up but from where we came from to where we are now is an amazing transition. It seems like a few weeks ago we were cutting trees and battling the bayou jungle. Truth is we started cutting trees in September and didn't finish our work on the saws until January. 

Since our last update, we've managed to acquire an additional five properties on the bayou and our stewardship affords guests plenty of leg room and relaxation. We are in the process of building our cleaning station/storage building and all systems are soon to be coming on line bringing tremendous value and utility to our guests.


Welcome to our WET & WILD PROMO focusing on wade fishing the bays and back lakes! Wade fishing is a lot of fun and it's a great approach to catching lots of fish or that Trophy Trout or Redfish you've been looking for. From Novice to Advanced, our staff experienced local guides is looking forward to getting in the water with you. If you're an "old salt" we'll give you as much help and guidance as needed but for the inexperienced, look for a "hands on" introduction to wade fishing. Mention our "WET AND WILD" Promo for a 10% discount off lodge package pricing Monday - Wednesday's now through August 31st or click WET & WILD for more information.

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The Fishing Is Always Best When YOU Can Get Away!!

Capt. Kris Kelley
Castaway Lodge
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