"Oh That's A Ripper"
Posted By Kris/ In Castaway Lodge Hunting Fishing / Tuesday, January 9, 2018

"Oh That's A Ripper"

Castaway Lodge Seadrift Report
By Capt. Kris Kelley

Ghost Writer Free - Authentic Mid-Coast


Fishing & Waterfowl Report

A fresh cool front; "God knows we can't call it a cold front"....LOL sparked the life back in the decoys despite persistent low water. All of our guides have had some "Rippers" the past few to forge memories of a lifetime fpr new corporate guests like LHoist North America and repeat clients like Rick Fox; John Pruitt; and Mark Santman. A great bunch of folks that put the success of their trip in our hands letting us make the call and coordinated venue strike timing. Lhoist is one of the largest mining suppliers for the building blocks of economic growth and they've been around. The big boss said "this is the place we've been looking for with the best accommodations, dining, and the hardest working guides we've ever been around. Another thing we noticed is that everyone we've met here at the lodge is a repeat customers for years". Follow us on Facebook.

Capt. Braden Proctor continued his winning streak on solid Redfish working tapering flats near deep water as fish pushed up for warmth and forage on a slight warming trend ahead of the front. Follow us on Instagram

This is what builds success and has allowed us to flourish where others have failed. This is who we are; this is what we were meant to do. The memories we create and the lives we touch both among guests and among the community are uniquely ours and their weight and importance is just something that can't be underestimated.

Capt. Kris Kelley
Castawau Lodge


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Primetimes - Advance Booking

Airboat Redfishing Trips - February to April Primetimes

Take a look at fishing like you've never seen before with these high octane adventures in the back reaches of our marshes and environs. Hop aboard our custom Air Ranger Airboats and let the fun begin! These trips are in high demand, consider booking well in advance.

Spring Wade Fishing Special 

Free Lodging - Trophy Quest or Load The Boat Special
 - We're offering free lodging for wade fishermen on trips booked between now and January 31st good for trips in the months of February, March, and April. So get out your calendar and come experience wadefishing artificial Lures with the best guides on the water in search of Trophy Trout & Redfish on the bays and Back Lakes environs of San Antonio Bay. 

This stretch of the coast fishes on hard wind and weather during the Spring like no other and that makes for explosive encounters with feeding catalyst driven schools of solid fish. Experience personalized instruction and techniques, tips and tactics for any location. Relax at the lodge and enjoy some of the best dining and relaxation available on the Gulf Coast. Come join us at huge savings! Mention Promo Code TROPHY2COOL!

February Special - Button up for big savings, drift, boat, or wade fishing for Trophy Class Fish. Go big or go home! Get your dates on the books by January 31st and save big time $$. Click HERE for details. Call us to make a reservation at [888-618-4868] or inquire HERE

Flounder Gigging Trips - Off Peak Heading to Warm Up

We've been gigging some solid fish off and on since the season re-opened. The neat thing about the cooler Winter months is water clarity making fish much easier to spot. These trips are a neat add-on to any schedule. 

Advance Booking/Great Combination Venues

Alligator Season
 - September 10th to the 30th join us for hunting Wild Texas Alligators on the mid-coast. Two time winner of Gatorfest in Anahuac, join the largest wild alligator hunting outfit in the State as we celbrate our heritage harvesting big Texas Size Lizards! A to Z services including post harvest packages for leather goods; Trophy Skinning and taxidermy; Hornback Skins; Green and Euro Skulls; finished meat and all the trimmings! Read More About It HERE

Grain Season Hog = Safari Style High Rack Night Vision & Thermal - Hit a nerve did we? Oh yes, join us in mid-August for Hitari Style high rack hog patrol as we drive local farms and ranches taking advantage of the harvest as hogs bee line for the fields. This is a shoot and move approach designed for maximum effect. Outside of grain season, we've always got a full compliment of blinds over baited locations for Night Vision and Thermal hunts.


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