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Complete Guide to Texas Flats Fishing

Texas Flats Fishing: The Complete Guide

Picture this: a light, humid breeze ripples across the surface of the water. Soft clouds slowly move across the sky and shine brightly as you stand on the front of a flats skiff. The sun is at your back. You can see every detail of the shallow flat for hundreds of yards. The silence is deafening. No other boat or

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Best Redfish Flies For Texas

Best Redfish Flies For Texas – Top 10 Fly Patterns

The Texas coast offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities. From large seagrass beds to wide-open sand flats, there are miles of water to explore while looking for redfish. Different flies and tactics require different situations and being prepared is crucial. Adapting your setup according to the situation will make all the difference when staring down your eight weight at

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Enter the Cast and Blast Giveaway – Win a Trip to Bay Flats Lodge

The redfish are tailing and the ducks are flying!! Wings and tails, feathers and fins, and rods and guns!  We’ve teamed up with some awesome brands to offer a huge prize package. One lucky winner will take home the ‘Grand Prize Cast and Blast Package’ worth over $9,000 in gear and an all-inclusive fishing and hunting package for 2 at

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Winter Warriors: Conquer Wintertime Wade Fishing

  February is typically one of the colder months of the year along the Texas coast, and is probably one of the times in the year when there’s much less of a swing in temperatures over that of late fall or early spring – it’s simply cold most of the time. This often means fairly common conditions from day to

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Big Savings On February Fishing – 2024

  Fly Fishing Special: Don’t miss out on this amazing 2-for-1 sale at the premier fly fishing lodge on the Texas coast. When you book a February, 2024, fly fishing trip for yourself, you can bring a second fly angler with you for free.   3-For-2 February Wade Fishing & Bay Fishing Special Join us at Bay Flats Lodge in

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Fly Fishing the Texas Coast: Everything You Need To Know

We are hesitant about letting you in on the secret, but we have found that nothing beats fly fishing the Texas coast. If you need proof, the water is crystal clear year-round, which makes for incredible sight fishing, diverse bait is abundant, and you have redfish, speckled trout, sheepshead, black drum, and jack populations – which will all eat a

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Hunting For Big Speckled Seatrout on the Texas Coast

Let’s talk about Speckled Seatrout. Also known as speckled trout, or specks, these fish are a staple in the Gulf region, and there is no better place to chase them than the Texas Coast. In addition, if you’re looking to catch a giant, the coves, islands, and estuaries around San Antonio Bay are the best places to go. This article

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Fly Fishing Tips

Written by: Capt. Dylan Murley   Reading the Water When you’re fishing in clear, shallow water, the fish will be a little easier to find. I tend to stick to flies in natural colors like tan and white. In dirty water conditions, I’ll throw darker colors such as brown, black and purple. When it’s shallow and clear your polarized glasses

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The Bay Flats Holiday Gift Guide

As we close out the year, we are so thankful for all the amazing people we have shared our home with and those who are still planning to visit over the next month. With gift-giving season upon us, we have put together our favorite gifts this holiday season for those who love the Texas Coast as much as we do.

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Wading – 101

  Types of Fishing There are a number of different types of fishing that people enjoy every day, somewhere. Some folks fly fish many of the great rivers in our country for some of the greatest trout fishing one can find. Others have fun trolling many of the deeper lakes of the nation for northern pike and walleye. But when

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