Castaway Lodge Seadrift Report
By Capt. Kris Kelley
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Fishing continues strong as freshwater inflows flush the fishery and consolidate bait and predators alike. We haven't somehow "produced" a bunch of Trout relative to last year. However, they can no longer be spread to the four corners of our bay sytems and that's the difference between hyper salinated versus fresh eco systems.
Of late, wade fishing has been more predictable and a lot of fun as the temperature gauge spikes up. Full limits of Trout to 28" (released) have been coming to hand. Redfish have been pretty scarse even by airboat with elevated tides offering them plenty of nooks and crannies to crawl in to. We'll see action on Redfish pick up as water levels stabilize toward season norms but that's going to be a ways off with the big push of water from Bill.
It's tough to predict salinity levels with Bill pushing in since recent reports have freshwater lines 60 miles offshore. Possibly we'll start to get a better mix pushing over shell reefs soon.
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