All Eyes on Cool Transitions
Posted By Kris/ In Castaway Lodge Hunting Fishing / Monday, August 6, 2018

All Eyes on Cool Transitions

Castaway Lodge Seadrift Report By Capt. Kris Kelley Ghost Writer Free - Authentic Mid-Coast 1-888-618-4868 - TEXT 361-648-3474 E-MAIL:

Fishing has continued strong into August with Trout prowling mid-bay reefs and shorelines. Redfish have similarly been cooperative schooling up tight when winds go light allowing for the spectacle to be viewed by guests. This month we'll be powering through the heat with our hearts set on September cool snaps and Fall transitions. Bait migrations from upper bays and bayous will begin their move to the Gulf kicking in a whole new catalyst.


We'll be making transitions toward more Airboat fishing along with cast & blast venues including early Teal, dove, alligator, and safari style high rack "grain season" hog hunting with Night Vision.

Flounder Gigging

We finally got a break on the gigging front with a touch more water in the bays igniting solid trips for folks looking to stick some solid fish. Capt. Chris Cady took a group of veterinarians in their 60's on a wade gigging trip to combat the low water conditions and produced limits. Capt. Pat Lester just swung by the office and mentioned the higher water levels are a welcome respite from the struggles of the past few weeks and success is improving dramatically. Nearly 4,000 sportsmen follow us on Instagram

Deck Boss to Capt.

Deck Boss Trey Ross has decided to take the plunge toward his Captains license and we've supported his decision. Trey has developed the serious skill sets needed to be an amazing contribution to the lodge and we look forward to him joining the ranks.


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We've got lots and lots of great fishin ahead of us. So if you're planning a trip, get started HERE.

Capt. Kris Kelley
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Flounder Gigging & Night Vision Hunts

At Castaway Lodge, we own the night whether it's spot and stalk varmints and Hogs during grain season or working blinds over baited locations on private land to stalking the shallow Flats flounder gigging by boat or wading. These trips are a great add-on to any fishing Adventure and we'd love to have you join us!

Alligator Hunts, Early Teal/Dove, Grain Season Spot N Stalk Hog

September is just one of those special months for us on the coast as we transition into Fall. We are the largest wild alligator hunting outfit in the State of Texas and we welcome you to pursuing your trophy in their natural environs. Tag on an Early Teal, Dove and make it a Cast N Blast or climb aboard our high racks for a South Texas Safari using our late gen Night Vision and Thermal optics. Alligator Season starts on 09/10 and runs through 09/30. This year, South Zone Dove will open on 09/14 and the 14th will be the opening date from now on until the legistlature changes it.

Waterfowl Hunting, Ducks, Geese & Cranes

Season dates for the 2018/19 Season will most likely start on 11/3 and the first split will run through 11/25. We will re-open on 12/8 and run through 1/27/19. We Winter a large portion of the Central Flyway and our Big 5 are Pintail, Wigeon, Gadwall, Redheads, and all species of Teal. November and the back half of December are excellent months for Cast & Blast combinations.


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