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Murray Martin

Spring Fever

April is here, and a lot of us probably thought it would never happen. We’ve been waiting for spring to arrive by mentally perusing our fishing maps each time our mind wanders. We’ve reviewed the arsenal of baits in our tackle box at least a couple times each weekend. It’s like a fever that can’t be restrained. We have an

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Airboat Fishing Adventure

Texas Coastal Marsh If you’ve spent any time in the coastal marsh areas of Texas, then you know the true meaning of solitude. Some of these areas can almost make you feel like you’ve been abandoned by the rest of the world. A place seemingly deprived of any inhabitants at all, at least to the naked eye. The marsh can

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Imperative Resurrection of Cedar Bayou

Cedar Bayou is the saltwater channel that separates San Jose Island and Matagorda Island. The past couple thousand years, this bayou has existed as a natural pass supplying vital Gulf of Mexico water to the Aransas, Matagorda, and San Antonio Bay systems. During the times when Cedar Bayou has been open to the Gulf, the area’s ecosystem and fishery have

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Specks on the Fly With Capt. Joe Sneed

When it comes to saltwater fly fishing in Texas, sight fishing for redfish is what most people think of. There are compelling reasons for that, but today I want to tell you about fly fishing for big speckled trout.   Worthy Target Speckled trout are the most popular inshore saltwater game fish in Texas, and their willingness to hit flies

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Wade Fishing a Coastal Winter

February is the coldest time of the year on the Texas coast, but many coastal anglers still opt for wading. They could drift-fish, but they simply don’t want to risk spooking any of the fish holding in the area. Drifting an area means there’s going to be some noise involved – hull slap, engine cranking, cooler lids dropping. So, drifting

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Handbook for Wintertime Trout Fanatics

          It’s during winter when we start seeing an increase in the frequency of frontal passages from the north. This increase in cold fronts means there will also be varying water levels, water clarity, and wind direction. To top things off, it’s going to be cold when you’re out there fishing in all of this. But,

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Ensuring a Safe Stay – Covid Update

       At Bay Flats Lodge, we’ve modified our way of doing business in order to enhance our customers’ safety and health. When you arrive at the lodge, you may notice that things have changed a bit. We have provided hand sanitizer dispenser stations throughout each property, with accompanying signage reminding guests of proper hand sanitation, and require all

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Zero Plastic Initiative

Capt. Chris Martin and his wife, Deb, have been hosting anglers and hunters at Bay Flats Lodge in Seadrift, Texas, for the past 25 years. Nothing makes them happier than sharing this incredible ecological community with their guests. As a token of their appreciation, Chris and Deb make sure each lodge guest is gifted with Yeti drinkware upon check-in.  

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Work Hard. Play Hard.

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2021 WINTER SPECIAL

WINTER SPECIAL Bay Fishing Rates Book a Bay Fishing trip now and save up to 29% when you take it between Jan. 15, 2021 and Feb. 28. 2021. Your trip includes lodging, meals, full-day of bay fishing, tackle, bait, fish cleaning and taxes. Save $148/guest – 29% Savings – on parties of 3 guests. Save $115/guest – 24% Savings –

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Differentiate Your Spread

Many seasoned duck hunters learned their sport by using time-honored ways and methods of the old-school hunters. This is where you go to your blind in the dark, throw out your decoys, and wait for shooting time. It’s a simple process that’s been used by duck hunters for a long while, and it’s still used today. It doesn’t require much

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November Fishing Forecast

November means change, and it’s generally the initial month for some fairly noticeable transitions along the Texas Gulf coast. This means we should’ve already experienced a couple significant cooling trends, and air and water temperatures will have already dropped. Along with altering weather conditions, we will begin to experience other types of transitions, as well. The first change this month

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