A light week at the lodge was highlighted by a visit from longtime guest Don V. and family along with the Kevin P. group in from the San Antonio Chapter of CCA for a donated trip. We managed half limits of Trout working with a wide range of conditions from sweltering slick-offs to emerging bites in water raked by overnight winds pushing 20 knots. The most consistent bite has been on our Choice meats including Black Angus Rib-eyes cooked the way you like it coming hot off the grill here at the lodge
The Kevin P. group has historically fished the Mansfield to Baffin area and were "coming up North" for the first time. New faces are always welcome and it was a pleasure visiting and fishing with some really fine representatives of CCA and the San Antonio Chapter Membership. Having a mid-sized lodge that will accommodate 14 guests, we look forward to visiting and breaking bread with all of our guests here at The Lodge. The most commonly heard statement from our guests is "What an awesome set-up you have here". We appreciate that and constantly strive to improve while putting forth a warm and inviting experience highlighting the best of Southern Coastal hospitality.
The Kevin P. group left us a note saying Kris & Wendi, "Thanks for the great trip, we had a wonderful time"! They also thanked us personally for our donation and support of CCA.
James T. fishing with the David B. group posted a testimonial on our web page saying "Kris and Wendi, I want to tell you that you are excellent hosts and that the lodge is execellent. I really enjoyed the fishing excursion on June 29, and for the guidance that Kris provided. Catching the 25.5 inch Trout was definitely a treasurable moment in my life. I have never had that experince on light tackle. I highly recommend Castaway Lodge and Captain Kris, and thank Wendi for the excellent meals. Hats off to you all"!
Capt. Chris Cady slid into the water the other night with a buddy to do a little Flounder gigging. First rattle out of the box a 5 pounder went nuts on him breaking the glass on his lantern and trashing a mantel. Despite the handicap, Chris and a buddy managed to stick 9 for the effort. He was gracious enough to share and that was much appreciated.
The weatherman says we're 5 weeks from cooler weather, that's a handy piece of information to have right there! Stay safe out there.
Capt. Kris Kelley
Castaway Lodge, Inc.