Topwaters & Toilet Bowl Flushes!
Posted By Kris/ In Castaway Lodge Hunting Fishing / Monday, October 29, 2018

Topwaters & Toilet Bowl Flushes!

Castaway Lodge Seadrift Report
By Capt. Kris Kelley
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An October reflection would find us talking about rain and more rain along with cold snaps and amazing fishing! Great folks enjoying the Fall season with friends, family, co-workers, clients, and vendors on a stage set by an amazing cast of guides here at the lodge! Capt. Chris Cady reported a staggering topwater bite wade fishing this morning including Trout to 26" slamming bone tops. A blistering pace on Redfish action has had our guests "bowed-smooth-up"! Slicking off here periodically as the weather has settled out had thrown some weakness in the bite but patience is key here. One of my favorite tactics was looking for fishin on a slick-off and then as the winds picked up, doubling back to concentrations and lighting them up. Another tactic if I already knew where they were and had them penned up was to stay away during tough conditions like a slick-off until things improved.

Duck Season Approaches

Days and days of field work will set the stage for another great duck season! I know I can speak for all of the guides when I say "we're ready to start thumping"!

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
Castaway Lodge

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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. More info HERE

Kayak Fishing & Touring Pack Trips

We're geared up for your next insertion into the wilds of the Texas mid-coast! From glamping and romance to straight up long range wilderness camping excursions, we'll lead the way for an effortless insertion and extraction. Tours and guided fishing trips, relaxation, and the best adventures and "quick disconnect" anyone could ask for are right out the back door! Get more info on Texas Kayak Pack Trips HERE

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 legistlature changes it.

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