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Murray Martin

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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Redfish Heaven – Texas Style!

  The Destination Angler Podcast featuring, Bay Flats Lodge owner, Chris Martin and our resident fly guides, Capt. Steve Branch and Capt. Joe Sneed is LIVE. Get some insight from the experts on why the Texas Coast holds some of the most unique opportunities to pursue redfish in the region. Listen now on wwwbayflatslodge.com – link in our story as

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Is Your Heart Pounding For Tomorrow’s Opening Day!

Migration Series: Redhead Paradise | Texas Gulf Savage Arms  Migration Series November 4th, 2021 4 minute read Hunting a new location is always a thrilling experience for any hunter, especially waterfowlers. There’s so much to know about duck hunting – species identification, migration patterns, optimal set ups and spreads, how all the gear functions together, how the birds interact with the local

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Why Our Guests Keep Coming Back!

Long time Bay Flats Lodge customer, Joe LaFico, shares his experiences at Bay Flats Lodge over the last 15 years and reveals why he and his fishing buddies keep coming back year after year. See why Joe keeps coming back to the best fishing and hunting lodge on the Texas coast: www.bayflatslodge.com  

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2022 WINTER FISHING SPECIAL

BAY FISHING – WINTER SPECIAL : Bay Fishing Rates – Winter Special Book a Bay Fishing (boat or wade fishing) trip now and save 20% when you take it between Jan. 2, 2022 and Feb. 28. 2022. Your trip includes 1 night of lodging, 3 meals, 1 full-day of bay fishing, tackle, bait, fish cleaning and taxes. $406/guest – 20%

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YETI mugs with the BFL logo

When You Get Here . . .

My wife, Deb, and I have been hosting anglers and hunters here at our lodge in Seadrift, Texas, for the past 20 years. Nothing makes us happier than being able to share this incredible ecological community with our guests. As a guest at Bay Flats Lodge, you now receive Yeti drinkware as a token of our appreciation. Your Yeti cup

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We Offer Catch and Release Trips

  OUR CATCH AND RELEASE MISSION STATEMENT      At Bay Flats Lodge, our mission is to furnish our guests with an opportunity for the thrill and adventure of catching a multitude of Texas saltwater inshore game fish, while providing a sustainable solution for recreational fishing that presents a less harmful impact on the fish and the surrounding ecosystem.  

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