Posted By Kris/ In Castaway Lodge / Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A First For Me On The Water Today!

Castaway Lodge Seadrift Report
By Capt. Kris Kelley

Great fishing today in SAB and the back lakes. Despite a two and a half month long battle royale with endless pods of Black Drum in the back lakes, I can't seem to get away from them even when working the big water for Trout. Today I was witness to something I had never seen before despite thousands of days on the water.

Working SAB shell for Trout, we stumbled into a couple of big supersize Black Drum Bulls. We hooked two and landed them both despite being way "under geared". As we were "jail breaking" a shell reef, one of the guests said what's that tailing on the back side of the reef? I looked up two see a "sea of tails" on the surface and it was a large school of the big lumbering behemoth Black Drum. They were very lazily flipping tails and rolling on their sides, even upside down at times. We didn't seem to bother them and they continued these antics with a few joining us on the windward side of the reef. No more takers though. It was truly an awe inspiring sight to see tails 8" across lazily flipping on top of the water. How awesome is that!


We managed a solid box to 22" working shell of varying depths using artificial and PCS. We hit a tide plateau late into the trip and that pretty much knocked them down.

Hope the late week is a good one for you, come see us when you get a chance!

Capt. Kris Kelley
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