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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

Bay Flats Lodge on San Antonio Bay

January 21, 2017



Capt. Chris Martin

In hopes of making a difference in 2017, Bay Flats Lodge is starting the year off by giving a little something back to the community. The annual Shrimpfest here in Seadrift held it’s first-ever Shrimpfest Fishing Tournament this past June, and was able to accomplish some wonderful things after only this first year. Hosting a fishing tournament and bringing in much-needed tourism dollars for our community was important, but giving back to our local organizations in need is really what’s is all about. Additionally, we were overwhelmed with such awesome support from our 2016 sponsors, and we can’t thank them enough.


The past couple days have been amazing as funds from the first Shrimpfest Fishing Tournament were donated to organizations in need. One recipient very close to home was the Seadrift Schools, who received a donation in the amount of $1,500 that will be used to buy supplies for the kids. Another well-needed donation was presented to the Seadrift Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $1000 that will go toward the VFD’s Annual Chili Supper fundraiser. Deb Rauterkus Martin and I are very appreciative for the effort Austen Rivera put forth in establishing this annual fishing tournament which has allowed Bay Flats Lodge to be part of something much larger than just an annual event. We look forward to making the 2017 tournament bigger and better with the goal of being able to give back even more to our wonderful community organizations again next year.


We also want to thank all our partners with Bay Flats Lodge:

FireDisc, Waterloo Rods, Shoalwater Boats, Yamaha Motors,, Tight Lines and Big Tines, Drake Waterfowl Systems, Port Lavaca Ford, Bernies Boats & Motors, Marty Strakos Coastline Trailers, Simms Fishing Products, Flats Cat Boats, Old Victoria Outfitters, Quack Rack, Lifetime Decoys, Costa Sunglasses, Texas Tackle Factory, CCA Texas STAR Tournament.


Our 2016 tournament sponsors included Bay Flats Lodge, Haynie Boats, Coastline Trailers, Shoalwater Boats, Techstar, Barefoot Guide Service, Testengeer Inc., Etch of Class, and Beacon 7 RV Park.



Seadrift Shrimpfest Fishing Tournament presented a $1,500 donation check to The Harbor Children’s Alliance & Victim’s Center for youth education and support in schools.



Seadrift Shrimpfest Fishing Tournament presented a $1,500 donation check to Seadrift Schools to cover much-needed student supplies.



Seadrift Shrimpfest Fishing Tournament presented a $1,000 donation check to the Seadrift Volunteer Fire Department to help cover food and supplies for their Annual Chili Supper benefit fundraiser.



All of us here at Bay Flats Lodge wish to remind you of the 2016-17 Winter Fishing Special (Until March 31st)

2016-17 Winter Fishing Special (Dec. thru Mar.)

You and your party can enjoy a great ending to the year with some well-deserved rest and relaxation as you savor some fabulous cuisine, enjoy first-class accommodations, and experience great fishing at some of the best rates Bay Flats Lodge will offer all year long. These dates are moving fast, so call 1-888-677-4868 to book your spot early, and inquire about the special winter rates.

$412 per person 2 Guests per boat

$275 per person 3 Guests per boat

$232 per person 4 Guests per boat

(Includes 1 night lodging, 3 meals, and 1 full-day of fishing)

Live bait provided at additional charge, if requested.

6.00% Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax not included


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Deer Season Is Here…

Open marshlands and sandy swamps covered by grassy plants, and nearly impenetrable motts of trees and brush, are both natural environs that make for a great attraction to the deer, and Bay Flats Lodge hunters are able to take advantage of both. Being less than three hours from Houston, Austin, or San Antonio, our deer hunting property is located along the coastal bend region, providing time saving convenience to hunters. Gone are the days of having to drive into the depths and remoteness of south Texas, or out to the far reaches of some of the more secluded western regions of the state in order to enjoy a trophy hunt of a lifetime.  Hunting whitetails with Bay Flats Lodge means spending more time enjoying the finer things in life such as the pleasure of the hunt itself, the camaraderie of friends and family, and the truly finest accommodations and service offered anywhere along the Texas coast.


Our whitetail hunting area was developed locally several years ago, and the land and the wildlife have been managed closely ever since.  In that we hold exclusive outfitting privileges on this hunting area, and because it sits just moments away from our Lodge, we are able to provide our customers with a whitetail hunt second to none.  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.


Three-Day Weather Forecast

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Sunny and windy. High around 70F. Winds WNW at 25 to 35 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 50 mph.

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Sunny and windy. High around 70F. Winds WNW at 25 to 35 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 50 mph.

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A mainly sunny sky. High 72F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night          10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Clear skies. Low around 60F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday                   10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Sunny and windy. High around 75F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph.

Tuesday Night         10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Mostly clear. Low 58F. SSW winds shifting to N at 10 to 20 mph.


Strong overnight cold front will result in gale conditions by sunrise on Sunday. The potential exists for brief storm force gusts over the offshore coastal waters Sunday afternoon. The very strong winds will also lead to large chaotic seas. Conditions will begin improving Sunday night into Monday. A light onshore flow will return Monday and strengthen Tuesday ahead of another cold front that is expected to move across the area Tuesday night. A weak to moderate offshore flow can be expected Wednesday.

Coastal Water Temperature:

Rockport              68.0 degrees

Seadrift                69.1 degrees

Port Aransas       64.0 degrees



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Captain Chris Martin


Meet Our Partners:


Costa Del Mar

Mojo Sportswear


Drake Waterfowl

Flats Cat Boats

Bernies Boats & Motors

Yamaha Outboards

Coastline Trailers

Shoalwater Boats

Old Victoria Outfitters

Brinson Powersports

Quack Rack

TTF – Texas Tackle Factory

CCA – Texas

Ducks Unlimited – Texas

Delta Waterfowl

Benelli USA

Franchi USA

Black Cloud Ammunitions

Finck Cigar Company

The Texas Gourmet

Stacy Hedrick – Realtor

Port Lavaca Auto Group

Lifetime Decoys


Law Call Lanyards

FireDisc Cookers

POC Freeze Out Fishing Tournament

Hector Mendieta Tunes & Tails Fishing Tournament

Seadrift Shrimpfest Fishing Tournament

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