It was a busy week for us at The Lodge with the “who’s who” of heavy Texas Commercial & Industrial Construction and Energy joining us for some explosive fishing. Late week we were taking strong boxes to full limits while building to a Guides Cup win at The Spaw Maxwell Tournament in Port O’Connor on Friday.
While we’ve yet to enter a weather pattern of consistency regardless of the absence of screaming winds. Of late, we are fishing 1 day in 10 on a traditional South or Southeast wind. This has kept things interesting as wind directions swing wildly in 180 degree arcs. Areas that are producing one day may be unfishable the next while unfishable areas may turn into paradise over night. This has had us splitting up to cover the bases and some days that plan works better than others.
While we’ve been very fortunate to produce good numbers and size of late, we are no where near our “stride”. It may just be that kind of year and unpredictability will certainly keep things interesting. With June unstable at best “environmentally”, it’s got our sights set on a strong July and hopefully a period where one days successes bleed into the next.
Area shell reefs and shorelines continue to be our focus producing Trout to 26.5”. Ben W. landed this personal best Trout fishing with Capt. James Cunningham and was photographed and released near Mesquite Bay.
Sight Casting In Three Acres of Redfish
Capt. Steve Boldt led our guests from Tellepsen Commercial/Industrial Construction to victory in the Spa Maxwell Guides Cup event on Friday. With a tip from Capt. James Cunningham, Steve dialed in on an area wade fishing with Brown Lures. Texas Gold Rush burned through heavy grass using a 1/16oz. Tru-Loc jig head produced the badly needed three Redfish and 10 solid Trout pushing 20” to take the Cup.
Steve said “the Redfish were so thick we were basically picking and choosing which fish we cast to”! “No, that one’s too small, ok, fire at that one”.
Steve called me mid-afternoon to tell me that “we’ve got our stringer and we might have had a shot if our Redfish had been bigger”. I asked him, “what’s does the tournament stringer consist of”? Steve said “we have to weight in 10 Trout and 3 Redfish”. I said “hold on a minute big boy, you might be surprised on this one”! “I can imagine that some caught their Trout and some caught their Redfish, but I doubt that too many contestants put it all together”. Sure enough, Steve sent me a text message that evening informing me of the win and receipt of his $1,000 prize! Congratulations!
Castaway Lodge, Inc.
109 W. Austin
Seadrift, TX 77983