The fishing couldn't be any better. From the farthest reaches of the back marsh for Redfish to open bay shell reefs for Trout, it's all been going on strong here in October. The weather has been majestic with crisp mornings; a sunrise that's hard to put into words; great angling experiences for young and old; and, most experienced to least experienced. I would call it "the complete experience". For me, there isn't anything more satisfying than "hooking up" with guests that just don't get much time to fish.
Light winds much of the week were joined by medium low and low water with big falling tides later in the day. Redfish have been working extremely shallow and scattered along the edges of grass lines then falling out into swales and deeper pockets mid-day. I continue to see an encouraging number of Blue Crabs in the back marsh. I'm thinking the Whooping Cranes will be in much better shape come this Winter as there should be plenty to forage on. One thing missing, Black Drum seem to have pulled a big vanishing act this month after being so prevalent this summer. Calmer winds have led to solid Trout action mid bay with Capt. Doug running into solid concentrations over SAB shell reefs with live bait.
Talk about a mid-week cold fronts seems to have deminished with Southerly winds in the 10-15 knot range and gulf moisture building as we head toward next weekend. I think they're talking "our language", good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Kris Kelley
Castaway Lodge, Inc.