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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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Texas Coast Cast and Blast: Everything You Need to Know

It may not seem like the weather is cooling down anytime soon here in Texas (for context, on August 25th, 2023, summer is still in full swing). This won’t stop us from obsessing over the fall tides and the start of waterfowl season here on the Texas Coast. My favorite time about the upcoming season is the start of the

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Duck Soup, a beloved recipe passed down through three generations of family

Recently, our owner Chris Martin was generous enough to share his long time family recipe, Duck Soup with Garden & Gun Magazine. Chris’ family has been perfecting the recipe over the last 25 years and our guests have enjoyed being greeted to the Lodge by the rich aroma of the beloved family recipe.  We’re thrilled to have this recipe be

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THE PARTNERSHIP: BFL + G&H Decoys

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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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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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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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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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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Texas Coastal Duck Hunting Prep – Part II of II

In Part I, we touched on the thrill of duck season, along with some of the clothing items you should consider for being comfortable during the upcoming season. Now, we’re going to begin talking a little about the shotgun you might like to use this season. To begin, you’ll need a gun that can get the job done. A semi-automatic

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Texas Coastal Duck Hunting Prep – Part I of II

What You Need to Know for your Texas Coastal Duck Hunting Experience:  Many duck hunters probably fell in love with duck hunting the very first moment they stepped into a blind. For many it was probably at a very young age. Call it silly if you will, but there’s just something special about being out in the cold, wet, salty

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