Castaway Lodge Fishing Report
By Capt. Kris Kelley
Nothing like a Full Moon to bring out the "need to feel it and reel it". We've been going for the big pull here lately and drag burning Reds have been in the crosshairs and answered the call. Trout fishing has been a go to as winds come down and more than a spot or two becomes fishable. We're finding ourselves on super low water levels at present and that has made for really challenging conditions. Not everything comes up roses but we can't complain, just have to keep plugging away.
Mud/grass environs have seen strong schooling action on pods of Redfish in the slot to 27.75" while Trout numbers continue coming off of mid depth shell. There isn't anything quite as rewarding as seeing young and old alike battling Texas Redfish in 12" of water or bowed up on aggressively feeding Trout. I had a youngster yesterday that got tangled up with a 23" Trout that just about took him out of the boat on the initial strike! That's building the next generation of Texas fisherman for sure.
Switching to Fireline Radial Braid sometime ago, I was concerned about folks that think they have to touch or keep a finger on the line when terminal fishing. Sure enough, that's not a good idea especially fishing with braid. I had a client that kept putting his finger on the line despite my warnings. When a Redfish tried to tear the rod out of his hand he came up looking for a Band Aid. So don't do it.
Capt. Kris Kelley