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Bay Flats Lodge Joins The Fly Shop’s Preferred Lodge Program

Bay Flats Lodge Joins The Fly Shop’s Preferred Lodge Program We couldn’t be happier to announce that Bay Flats Lodge has joined The Fly Shop’s Preferred Lodge Program! Being selected as a preferred lodge by The Fly Shop is a huge honor and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team.  For those of you who may

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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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Bay Flats Lodge Joins the Winston Preferred Lodge Program

Bay Flats Lodge is excited to announce that they have been selected to join the Winston Preferred Lodge Program. This program is designed to recognize destination lodges that provide exceptional fly fishing experiences, and that have Winston rods that are ideal for the available fishery. Winston is a company that is well known in the fly fishing industry for its

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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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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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Our Environmental Promise: Zero Plastic Initiative

Take Home A Yeti Cup Capt. Chris Martin and his wife, Deb, have been hosting anglers and hunters at Bay Flats Lodge in Seadrift, Texas, for the past 25 years. Nothing makes them happier than sharing this incredible ecological community with their guests. At Bay Flats, our environmental promise, Zero Plastic Initiative is to protect the environment we enjoy everyday,

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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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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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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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