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Bay Flats Lodge, Inc.,
391 Bayside Drive,
P.O. Box 580, Seadrift, Texas 77983-0580

Texas : 77983-0580
Lodge : 361-785-2686
Fax : 361-785-4176

  1. Do we cater to families? Yes


2. What is the maximum occupancy?

  1. We can accommodate up to 56 people.

3. Do I need to bring fishing gear?

  1. We supply rods and reels at no cost when fishing from the boat. If you have your own rod and reels, we suggest you bring them with you when wade fishing. We rent rod & reels for wade fishing. We rent waders and boots if you decide to wade fish. When making reservations, please let us know if you have your own equipment.

4. Do I have to wade fish or can I fish from the boat?

  1. This is totally up to you and your party. We accommodate anglers of all experience levels. When making reservations, please let us know what style of fishing you will be doing.

5. How much is live bait?

  1. If requested in advance, we can arrange to have live bait on the boat. Live bait is seasonal and price can ran range from $75 to $121 per boat.

6. How many people per room?

  1. See Lodging tool bar at top of the website.

7. Do I have time to shower and relax before my drive home?

  1. Yes your welcome to return to your room to shower and relax after your fishing or duck hunting trip.

8. Can I make a special request for dinner?

  1. If your group has the entire lodge, you’re welcome to make a request. If you’re on a special diet, please let us know well in advance. With advance notice, we can arrange to be flexible.

9. Can I request a certain guide?

  1. Given he is available, you are allowed to request a certain guide.

10.What time should we arrive?

  1. Plan to arrive between 3-4 pm for check in.

11. How long does the fishing trip normally last?

  1. Typically we depart before or at sun up, and return between 2-4 pm.

12. Do I have to stay at the lodge to fish with Bay Flats Guides?

  1. If we have guides available, we allow drive in parties.

13. Can I stay at the lodge without fishing with you?

  1. Your welcome to stay with us Monday-Thursday only.

14. What isn’t included in my stay?

  1. Hard liquor and beer.
  2. Tips
  3. Live bait
  4. Fishing License and stamps

15. What is your policy?

  1. General Booking

    General Booking

    Please keep in mind that we require a non-refundable payment in full prior to being able to book and confirm your dates.

16. How do I contact Bay Flats Lodge?

  1. Call 1-888-677-4868 Booking Office or email

17. Can I bring children to stay or fish?

  1. Yes

18. Where do I buy my fishing licnese?

  1. Buy your Fishing License before arriving call 1-800-895-4248

19. Tipping staff and guides

20. Can I bring my pet?

1. Yes, but please bring dogs kennel, all dogs must be left outside in kennels. No dogs are allowed in rooms. A $100 fee will be applied if dog is placed in room.

21. What’s your rain out policy?

For a weather cancellation, a credit is automatically given for a future trip. As a precondition, it must be understood that if you book at Bay Flats Lodge, refunds are not granted for weather cancellations.



Every member of our staff is dedicated to taking care of you the customer. The guides will do their best to put you on the hunt or fishing trip of a life time and our kitchen and cleaning staff will cater to your every need. Tipping is greatly appreciated and at the discretion of each guest. Below is a guideline on what is typical.

  • $10 for kitchen staff, per guest/day
  • $10 for the housekeeping, per room/day
  • $75 to $100 for guide, per day
  • $5 to $10 per guests donation will be matched by lodge for fish habitat projects


Keep in mind these are only guidelines and the final decision is up to you based on your experience.

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