Castaway Lodge Seadrift Report
By Capt. Kris Kelley
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Wade Fishing Topwater & Artificials
Guests of Brent C. visited from Georgia and The Carolina's through the peak of the rain but that didn't dissuade getting in on some hot wade fishing action. We had them scheduled for Spot N Stalk Airboat Flyfishing but with all the overcast; blown up tides; and wind, we all agreed to take it to the fish wading topwaters and soft plastics. Capt. Chris Cady and Capt. Trey Ross knocked it out of the park working back lakes to a vicious topwater bite. From bone to darker colors, the fish were definitely in the upper end of the water column and feeding aggressively as the storm sytem deepened. Check out our Youtube Channel
Guests of M-Tech on a corporate outing trusted our call that we would hammer the fish through the rain and that's exactly what happened. Capt. Donnie Heath; Capt. Braden Proctor; Capt. James Cunningham; and Capt. Kolten Braun landed right smack dab in the middle of tight schools of Redfish plowing the bottom on a strong feed. Quick limits and solid catch and release action made for "memories of a lifetime" for this #employeeappreciation event. 8,200 folks follow us on Facebook
From Manuel Gonzalez: "Captain Braden! You made this Plumber a fisherman thank you all for a great time see you guys soon!"
Aggressive feeding through the flooding has us running a 100% on hunts thus far ranging up into the 11' range. We're dealing with road closures and flooding and accessing "fight sites" is a bit of a challenge but we're getting it done. Guests from all over the State and Nation are descening on the lodge in search of Trophy Class Alligators mostly for eventual leather goods and family heirloom products. Check out picture highlights on Instagram
Early Teal Opener
Five inches of rain the night before the opener (in already flooded conditions) was not what we needed. Shoots were flat with birds scattered in every row crop field that looked like lakes. That's the bad news. The good news is "row crop' farmers in this area won't let water stand for a minute. As fields drain quickly, we're looking for the birds to start hitting the blocks with a vengeance.
We've got a whole lot of Alligator hunts to go along with Teal hunts and plenty of hot fishing. September through November are just golden months for fishing the middle coast. Come see us!
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We've got lots and lots of great fishing ahead of us. So if you're planning a trip, get started HERE
Capt. Kris Kelley
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Flounder Gigging, Bow Fishing, Night Fishing & 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. We also offer Full Moon trips for wade fishing with bait or topwaters. We've just added "Bow Fishing" to our list of adventures and we'll be working the upper marshes and lower bays. 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 legislature 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.