Challenged Through Initial Wind Pop
Posted By Kris/ In Castaway Lodge Fishing / Monday, July 24, 2017

Challenged Through Initial Wind Pop

Castaway Lodge Seadrift Report
By Capt. Kris Kelley

Sponsored by: Mercury Marine; Air Ranger Airboats; Haynie Bay Boats; Baysport Marine Victoria; Coastline Trailers; JL Marine; CorrosionX; Pure Fishing; and, Bob's Machine Shop.

Some big winds have finally hit the bays ending a long period of calm and that's made things a little less predictable of late.  Our guides were working overtime with guests of a large Austin concrete company in with 24 folks over two days.  Capt. James Cunningham said "timing was everything and you had to be in the right place at the right time while eyeballing tide catalysts and even waiting on them if necessary".  That led him to lead off day one of the event with full Trout limits.  Capt. Donnie Heath struggled to find a decent bite but did manage to stick their tournament winning Trout at 24".  Capt. Braden Proctor came off the water looking like he'd seen a ghost, tough sledding on his boat but that young man covered some water and gave it 10 kinds of heck.  Capt. Terry Spoonemore chiseled all over for half limits of Trout.  Capt. Chris Cady reported a slow bite airboat redfishing the back country and came in short of limits as well.  Into Sunday and we found the winds even more elevated and that took the catching down another notch.

We did manage a 5 Star Review from the VP of the Company and they're already discussing plans to rebook the trip for next year.  Kerry said ""First class in everything. Great people. Amazing food. Great fishing. " That means everything to all the folks that have made Castaway Lodge a top destination on the Texas Coast.

Airboat Redfishing Trips

Capt. Chris Cady made the best of it in some torn up water to come back short of limits but managed some solid fish for the effort. Success will improve moving forward as heavier wind patterns through August will become the norm and the fish will be "set up for it".

Flounder Gigging Report

Synopsis - We'll be looking for fish to continue hitting the beach into the pre-run in October.  These are great trips and a fun add-on to any fishing excursion.

Night Vision Hog/Varmint - GRAIN SEASON High Rack/Spot Stalk 

Join us for the grain season harvest with African style high rack spot n stalk driving trips for hogs and varmints.  These trips are a blast with Night Vision and Thermal optics.  Grain season is starting right now and we're heading for prime time.  Schedule your trip today through the of August.

On The Horizon - Prophetic words from last weeks report.

We'll be looking for the winds to return shortly and carry us through August with a pretty good breeze on the bays.  That will bring us another look at big Trout coming off a spawn over mud/grass mixed with solid Redfish.  Come see us!

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Capt. Kris Kelley
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