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Murray Martin

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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Receive FREE Bay Flats Lodge T-Shirt!

RECEIVE A FREE BAY FLATS LODGE T-SHIRT when you fish with Capt. Todd Jones on August 22, 24, 25, 26 or 31. Capt. Todd’s passion is wade fishing with lures in and around the Port O’Connor area, but has years of experience entertaining live bait trips, as well. You are welcome to either drive-in the morning of your fishing trip

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Savage Arms Migration Series – A Special Breed

If there’s one thing we know about waterfowlers, it’s that they are a special breed of hunters. They’re up before the dawn, endure Mother Nature’s finest wet weather and sideways winds, and work tirelessly to perfect their spreads – yet they do it with a smile and their eyes turned to the sky in hopes of catching a glimpse of

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Take the Hunt to the Swells

Safety First Just because it’s July and the days can be extremely hot doesn’t mean we won’t see any wind this month. On the contrary, we’ll probably see a lot of wind this month, and variable ones at that. So, when we’re talking about summertime surf fishing, we’re talking about days when Gulf-green water reaches the beach. We’re also talking about those

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Old Reliable

I spent a recent rainy day organizing and cleaning out my fishing closet at home. You wouldn’t, or maybe some of you would, believe everything I found in that closet. I bet I almost have one of everything that’s offered in the fishing department at my local Academy outdoor store. It’s really out of control, if there is such a

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Fishtail | Bay Flats Lodge | Texas Coast Fishing Lodge

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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Air boat at speed with captain and passengers | Bay Flats Lodge | Texas Airboat Fishing

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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