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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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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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Sunrise over texas coast cast and blast

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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Skiff Wanderer Discovers a Hidden Gem in Texas: Bay Flats Lodge

The Skiff Wanderer Visits Bay Flats Lodge Bay Flats Lodge was pleased to host Peter, the man behind Skiff Wanderer, on his latest  adventure chasing redfish in Seadrift, Texas. He was able to document his time there, capturing the essence of a hidden jewel in the heart of Texas.   Upon arriving at the lodge, Peter was immediately struck by its

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Customer Testimonial: Parker and Rhyder’s Father & Son Experience

A Father and Son Fishing Adventure to Remember at Bay Flats Lodge If you still have reservations on booking your next fishing adventure with Bay Flats, read this testimonial directly from a very satisfied customer on a previous stay with his son. These memories will last a lifetime! This is from BFL customer Parker Carroll on April 16, 2023: Captain

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Catch & Release Fishing Tournament at Bay Flats Lodge

March 21, 2023, marked another Bay Flats Lodge corporate customer Catch & Release fishing tournament, and it was a big success. The Ontivity telecommunications equipment company hosted 40 of their guests for a visit to the lodge for some much needed fun and recreation.    Part of the festivities included ten 4-man fishing teams competing for bragging rights in their

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Fly Water Travel Promotes BFL Fly Fishing Adventures!

Did you know that Fly Water Travel (a Far Bank company) is now promoting bookings for Bay Flats Lodge fly fishing adventures? This premier travel agency specializes in providing anglers with the ultimate fly fishing experience. The team of experts at Fly Water Travel can assist you with travel planning details, including answering any questions you might have surrounding your

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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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