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Bay Flats Lodge Helping Sponsor the 2023 San Antonio Bay Shorelines Cleanup

presents   2023 San Antonio Bay Shorelines Cleanup   Save The Dates Tuesday Sept 26 – Seadrift Saturday Sept 30 – Port O’Connor   Be a Bay R.A.T. and recruit your team today! Sign up by phoning (713) 829-2852 or email   Plastic Pollution   In the fall of 2020, San Antonio Bay Partnership began organizing a Shorelines Cleanup around the

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Stalking Redfish Through The Marsh

  Written by:  Kristin ‘Krissy’ Johnson   The Anticipation   I’m laying in bed in our honeymoon suite. Brennan is softly snoring next to me and sleeping in the middle of the bed, but I don’t mind. We’ve opened the window to let in the cool night, and now early morning, air. I’m entirely too giddy with excitement and nerves

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One will experience something almost religious when seeing ducks wings cupped-up and coming into the blind. It’s unbelievable! It’s difficult to explain to a non-hunter. There’s no other way to grasp the feel for it other than to see it in real life. It’s not easy – you wake up at 3:30 or 4:00 in the morning, and it almost

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Cast Toward Fly-Fishing Savings!

We are pleased to offer all interested fly anglers a 20% discount on any February or March, 2023, fly-fishing trip that you book with Bay Flats Lodge. There’s no better way to ring in the new year than by getting in on these spectacular fly-fishing savings while they last. Simply email or phone us at 888.677.4868 with the dates you’d

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A Winning Attitude

Written by Capt. Kyle Hodson – BFL Fly Fishing Guide   We have always heard that it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the amount of fight in the dog, that really matters when it comes to achieving a goal. That same winning sentiment is often the key to success in the sport of coastal fly-fishing,

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In Search of Environment

Written by Capt. Kyle Hodson – BFL Fly Fishing Guide   When fly-fishing, I often find myself looking for the right environment. This might mean locating a very specific detail, or finding a variety of puzzle pieces that lean toward bottom structure, bait, current, clouds, shadows, wind direction, water depth, water clarity, water temperature, or even pressure.   One thing’s

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A Three-Day Pass to Paradise

What kind of wild and crazy impulse would make two senior guys jump in a car and drive nine hours, just for five hours of fishing, then retrace the route nonstop?  I guess you’d just have to know the workings of a true fisherman’s mind.  The only other thing that even comes close is when your wife goes scorching down the road

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Duck Hunting at Bay Flats Lodge

There are still several hours left before sunrise. You should be tired after listening to the big storm most of the night, but you’re not. You awaken with an unexplainable energy about you. The anticipation of the day ahead fuels you as you prepare for the jolt offered by the early morning cold.   You step outside into the darkness

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Wings and Tails

It Starts in November A majestic time begins each year in November here at Bay Flats Lodge on the Texas coast. As our southern shores begin to cool, ducks look to Texas as an escape from the bitter northern winters. It’s a destination where the ducks find ample food provisions coupled with lavish marshlands and vast open warm bay waters.

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You’ll Be Back. We Promise!

    How often does someone patronize a hunting and fishing lodge specifically because of its over-the-top food, its attentive service staff, or its superb team of professional guides? You may think of a couple lodges you’d return to for one or maybe two of those features. However, you probably can’t find many that offer excellence in all three of those

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The Finest Coastal Fly-Fishing in Texas

    What are the top reasons to fly-fish at Bay Flats Lodge? Experience world-class accommodations and cuisine. Sight cast to schools of tailing redfish in ankle-deep, gin-clear water. Travel pristine Matagorda Island as you stalk redfish along 38 miles of uninhabited shorelines teaming with hundreds of species of birds, alligators, deer, and various other wildlife. Cast from the bow

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Texas Reds – Lone Star Low Land

The Local Knowledge Fishing Show focuses on the differing and often humorous viewpoints of two drastically different fishermen from opposite sides of the country. Ali Hussainy of San Diego, California, is the President of BD Outdoors, the largest fishing site on the web. Capt. Rush Maltz is a born and raised Florida Keys fishing guide. Each is a master on

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ecological season at Bay Flats Lodge

‘Tis the Ecological Season!

        Welcome to Bay Flats Lodge, our luxury fishing and hunting lodge on the Texas Coast! During our on-going ecological season at Bay Flats Lodge, we are proud to showcase our environmental promise called The Zero Plastic Initiative. As a promise to the environment and local waterways, we vow to protect these waters for future generations of

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Come Fly With Us!

From the bay system to the accommodations, from the sight casting to the upscale dining, we’re your coastal fly-fishing destination. Its where saltwater fly-fishing aficionados can expect each part of their trip to be the most incredible part of their experience.     Welcome To Fly-Fishing Paradise Speed out to super remote creeks and salt flats in our state-of-the-art, ultra-light

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Plan A More Sustainable Fishing Trip

The term “conservation” often takes on different meanings based upon the subject of the conversation. For example, a homebuilder’s focal point may be to build homes with high energy conservation ratings. Farmers and ranchers in dry regions of the country focus primarily on water conservation to nurture their crops and livestock. Whereas it’s understandable that a coastal guide outfit may mainly

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