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Castaway Lodge Seadrift Report
By Capt. Kris Kelley
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Fishing Report

It's a great time to live and fish in Texas. If you could bottle up the termperatures right now we probably couldn't afford to live in this State...LOL The last week has been a blur with all the excitement building over our newly forming fly fishing division along with lots of trips with guests from all over the State. New approaches, new alliances, new charities and areas where our sphere of influece can benefit folks and change lives. We're very fortunate to have great guides and loyal clients that have stuck by us through the tough times, drought years, hurricanes, you name it.

Fly Fishing Scene

Capt. Jeff Larson got the tap on the shoulder for another run at spot n stalk by airboat with Lex Hoechner and Michael Fertita of Houston. Jeff reported that the tide was bouncing back off lows and the fish were on the flats chasing shrimp. Shrimp flies were the go to today with both guests landing some solid Redfish with the long rods. There's sure to be some market shaping news coming in days or weeks in that arena as new alliances are being formed. We'll be approaching fly fishing like we do everything else, effectively and with the thrill, memories, and experience of our guests in mind.

Mike and Lex had a good day and enjoyed the opportunity pursuing their passion. Each managed some nice Redfish for the effort and with many hook-ups, successes, and hook-pulls along the way. They absolutley loved the ability of the airboat to deliver them into the coveted and inpenatrable vast shallows inaccessible by any other means.

Airboat Spot N Stalk - We'll be flying deep into the back country for ankle deep sight casting opportunities and our guests are just eating it up. This is more often a close-in knife fight than not with casts inside 30' and lumbering and cruising fish basking in the shallows. Big Trout and Redfish will be the target along with some saddle blankets.

Technical Skiff - We'll be using Micro Skiffs with guests desiring a feet dry approach poling the back country and taking shots where they present themselves. This offers an opportunity to improve your game getting guidance where needed from your guide to elevating that personal best or pushing the boundaries in weight class.

Big Water - When it comes to big water fly angling, we'll be developing spider platforms already in the making for our Cat boats for shots at Tarpon, Jacks, and Tripletail. We don't have to push it in a Technical Skiff, we've got a fleet of fast movers that will conquer anything in these environs.

Charitable Opportunities

We have accepted "Title Sponsor" roll in this years Sedrift Chamber of Commerce "Shrimpfest" event and Fishing Tournament taking place June 16th & 17th. The event is targeted toward local youth development and schools. We are also supporting a number of Tournaments including The Salty Dog & Mullet Invitational which both support deserving children.

We have also taken on "Emerald Level" sponsor positioning with a new group called Duckwaters that just launched this year. They are teaming with major corporations and partners like us to facilitate the introduction of youth and the handicapped to the world of waterfowl hunting.

Because of your support along with our great sponsors, we are happily in a place to help many in need. Thank you!

Capt. Kris Kelley
Castaway Lodge

Sponsored by: Mercury Marine; Air Ranger Airboats; Haynie Bay Boats; Baysport Marine Victoria; Coastline Trailers; JL Marine; CorrosionX; Pure Fishing; and, Bob's Machine Shop.


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