Posted By Kris/ In Castaway Lodge Fishing / Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mud Boil Mayhem, Big Weather Beat Down

Friday - Winds of Fury

Just about when you think you've got it all figured out, Mother Nature will throw you a curve ball or two. Fishing feeding aggressively on hard wind and big weather is a a point. With expectations of strong feeding activity on Fridays 30 knots and gusting, that was about the breaking point in my opinion. 

As near as I could tell, the ripping wind just about scared the heck out of the fish and sent them off the flats and away from traditional wind driven patterns. I've seen it before, I'm just not sure what gives them the willies and sends them running for cover? I can tell you it was a seam ripper out there Friday and that's just about as close to the edge as I want to see it. Despite hauling a ton of water, we did manage to push up to near limits of Redfish in the middle slot. 


With nagging bone chilling rain and lingering through noon, I told the boys "lets do it another day" and I didn't hear any arguments.


Gorgeous on the water today but the fish were a bit scattered for me. Black Drum made a big move out of the back country, I'm guessing Friday's weather spooked them out deeper and they are holding there. Redfish to the upper end of the slot weren't very aggressive until well after mid-day when things heated up a bit. That sent the rods bending regularly with the sound of the line singing in 10 knot winds from the east. 

We managed full limits of Redfish to 27.5" along with a few token Black Drum in the 17-20" range.


The lodge welcomes PT Construction from Waco back for a spring run at the fish. 

We'll see what tomorrow brings us, in the meantime, have a great start to the week and come see us when you get a chance.

Capt. Kris Kelley
Castaway Lodge

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