Bay Flats Lodge on San Antonio Bay
December 7, 2017
Today’s fishing report is dedicated to Pearl Harbor Day!
Today marks an annual day of national recognition, and a solemn day of remembrance as we honor the 2,403 men and women of the armed forces and other United States citizens who were killed in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. We will not forget any of them!
Daily Mixed Stringers and Cold Changes – Capt. Chris Martin
The closing bell to the first-half of this year’s duck season rang in unison with the ending of November, and since then everyone’s attention has been focused on fishing, and for good reason! Fishing results this past week, like most of the entire year, have been quite favorable with daily stringers of mixed table fare rounding out trips on a regular basis. With the occasional cool mornings and pleasant afternoons, and with water temperatures hovering near the mid-to-upper 60’s, Bay Flats anglers have enjoyed fairly comfortable fishing conditions closely symbolic to that of springtime, rather than late fall. But like all else in life, change is inevitable. As of yesterday, our coastal bend region experienced a truly notable cold front that will for sure change not only our local fishing conditions, but also our overall fishing tactics and strategies. Next week’s successful anglers will be those who muster an ability to adapt to the changes by making modifications and adjustments to overcome the challenges of cold weather fishing. When it gets cold, live bait availability at local bait houses dwindles, so boating anglers need to entertain the possibility of working artificial baits beneath their popping corks. Wading anglers need to move less often, and should move slowly whenever they do reposition. In the world of coastal fishing, cold means slow, and everything you do should be done much slower than usual. This includes the speed at which you retrieve your artificial baits, so when you think you’re reeling-in slow, go ahead and slow it down a little more. Dress warm this week, and don’t let the fact that it’s cold convince you not to fish – some of the absolute largest wintertime speckled trout are caught on the coldest days of the year (a couple wading anglers already picked up a few “Big Gals” this week). Until next time, have fun out there, and be safe!
FEBRUARY FISHING SPECIAL
Weekday Rates: Mon. thru Thur.
*** Live Bait NOT Included ***
2 Guests Per Boat = $ 368.00 Per Guest
3 Guests Per Boat = $ 300.00 Per Guest
4 Guests Per Boat = $ 282.00 Per Guest
Weekend Rates: Fri. / Sat. / Sun.
(Minimum 2-night stay & 2 full- days of fishing; Arrive Friday, fish full-day Saturday, fish full-day Sunday and depart)
*** Live Bait NOT Included ***
2 Guests Per Boat = $ 736.00 Per Guest
3 Guests Per Boat = $ 600.00 Per Guest
4 Guests Per Boat = $ 564.00 Per Guest
Your Bay Flats Lodge “2018 FEBRUARY Fishing Special” Package Includes (per guest)
- Overnight Lodging and Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax
- Dinner – Complete with two appetizers, complimentary wine and dessert
- Hot Breakfast Buffet
- Boat Lunch – Complete with sandwich, chips, cookies, soft drinks and water
- Fish Processing
- Minimum 2-night stay & 2 full-days of fishing – Arrive Friday, fish full-day Saturday, fish full-day Sunday and depart.
- Cost of Live Bait not included – Live Bait available at market price upon request.
- Offer only valid for February 2018, dates. Offer is valid on new bookings only (not valid on previously-booked trips).
Q U I E T P L E A S E – D U C K S R E S T I N G
We’ll be Back at ‘Em Saturday, December 9th
RATES: Duck Hunting and Blast & Cast
• Half-Day AM or PM Duck Hunting with Lodging and Meals $410 / per person
• Full-Day Duck Hunting with Lodging and Meals $580 / per person
• Blast & Cast with Lodging and Meals $580 / per person (plus bait, if used)
• Duck Hunt without Lodging and Meals $255 /per person 4 person minimum
• Hunting parties of less than 3 hunters are charged $105.00 for each hunter less than 3.
• Rent Simms Waders $35
• Rent Simms Boots only $20
• Rent Shotgun $65 per day
• Black Cloud 12 gauge shells $24 per box
DATES: The 2017-18 Duck Season (Texas South Zone)…
The second-half of the season opens on December 9, 2017, and will run through January 28, 2018.
Duck Photos from 1st-Half of This Season
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It’s Deer Season…
Muddy marshland may not portray an ideal setting for trophy deer to some, but knowledgeable and experienced hunters know that whitetails love wetlands. We invite you to experience Bay Flats Lodge, the premier hunting and fishing destination on the Texas coast for your next trophy-class whitetail deer hunt.
Contact us today to learn more about our complete line of deer hunting services. We now have management bucks starting as low as $1,000 (Plus $200 guide fee – includes guide, skinning, and caping).
Five-Day Weather Forecast
Thursday 100 % Precip. / 0.45 in
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 46F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Friday 20 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Mostly cloudy early, then afternoon sunshine. High 53F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday 0 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Mainly sunny. High near 65F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 0 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Sunny skies. High 63F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 0 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 68F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Potentially dangerous marine conditions are expected to develop and continue through Thursday and Thursday Night. Wind speeds will gradually strengthen and become very strong with gales likely on Thursday. Seas will also become very hazardous with a few wave approaching 20 feet across the offshore waters. Periods of rain will also occur with visibilities being reduced at times due to the precipitation. Marine conditions will gradually improve late this week.
Coastal Water Temperature:
Port Aransas 64.9 degrees
Seadrift 61.0 degrees
Matagorda Bay 55.9 degrees
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