Bay Flats Lodge on San Antonio Bay
Capt. Chris Martin
September 13, 2016
Capt. Chris Martin
Honesty is all always a best practice in any business or relationship, and the professional hunting and fishing guide business is no exception to that rule. We’re being honest with you when we say that our results from opening weekend of this year’s early Teal season were less than stellar. In fact, they were downright disappointing. Whether it was due to a lack of birds, or if it was simply a stroke a bad luck, results were extremely slow for our three parties of Teal hunters on Monday, as well. Even with the great amount of precipitation this past fall and summer, along with our freshwater ponds being in great shape, this year’s opener was a dismal let down to say the least.
Pre-season Teal reports from neighboring counties were very encouraging – lots and lots of birds. However, these reports consistently came from locations situated just directly north and west of us in places where rice fields were the primary hunting ground. For whatever reason, the rice has held the birds’ attention so far, and it seems as those the birds haven’t moved off of the rice much at all, if any. And, unless things change drastically over the course of the next week, we may be forced to forego this season’s Teal efforts all together. Regardless of what happens, we’ll re-group, re-strategize, and plan accordingly for next year’s Teal…and that’s the honest truth!
Capt. Stephen Boriskie
Monday’s catch was one for recording books – the fastest limit of redfish I have had, and it was nice to be able to call two or more other guides over to get their fish, too. BRING YOUR TEAM to Seadrift now and experience this phenomenon on the shallow bays. Of course, it changes day to day, and you don’t want to hear, “You should’ve been here yesterday”, but that’s the way it goes when you have all the movement in bait and predators. Tuesday is a half-day with the same group, and they have more than enough fish to cover and maybe a little sore arms to match, but as I prepare my rig this dark September morning, the sound of outboard motors clankin’ gears and the low hum of chatter fill the air because we are ten, or more, boats strong and about to blast off to attempt to do it all again.
Capt. Billy Freudensprung
Bit of a grind on Monday, but these guys managed a good box of fish using shrimp under a popping cork. – Midcoast corks and Waterloo rods.
Don’t Let Deer Season Sneak Up On You…
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.
Remember, “Fishing here is not about challenging your fishing limits, but about the art of relaxation.” Good luck, and tight lines to you all…!
2016 December Fishing Special
|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.
$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.
Three-Day Weather Forecast
Tuesday 20 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Sun and clouds mixed. High 89F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night 50 % Precip. / 0.08 in
Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially late. Low 77F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wednesday 60 % Precip. / 0.24 in
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 89F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Wednesday Night 40 % Precip. / 0.05 in
Partly cloudy skies early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later at night. Low 77F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Thursday 60 % Precip. / 0.08 in
Scattered thunderstorms. High 89F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Thursday Night 20 % Precip. / 0.0 in
A few clouds from time to time. Low 78F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
A weak to moderate onshore flow is expected through Wednesday, as a weak tropical wave approaches from the central Gulf of Mexico. The wave will bring an increase in moisture and increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms beginning tonight. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue through the end of the week before the wave moves inland. A weak to moderate east to northeast flow is expected Thursday then becoming southeast by Thursday night and continuing through the weekend.
Coastal Water Temperature:
Rockport 88.0 degrees
Seadrift 88.0 degrees
Port Aransas 87.1 degrees
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