Bay Flats Lodge on San Antonio Bay
December 21, 2017
Capt. Chris Martin
We’ve experienced a lot of variation since the end of last week. We’ve seen the occasional cloudy skies, we had a couple days that provided some rain, and then we’ve seen the sun shining the entire day at times. Local winds have been anywhere from 5-mph all the way to gusts in excess of 30-mph, and we’ve experienced overnight and daytime air temperatures ranging from the low 40’s to the low 80’s. The only two things not changing around here have been the determination of our Bay Flats guides and customers and the cooperation of the fish. That’s right! If the bite was supposed to have been slowed down by last week’s major cold snap, no one mentioned it to the fish. For the most part, this week’s Bay Flats guests have continued to see stringers consisting of trout, redfish, flounder, and black drum – sometimes all at the same time! Live bait is still being used by most everyone fishing out of the boat, while wading anglers are now getting serious with experiments dealing with plastic tails and suspending baits. The guys choosing shotguns instead of fishing rods each morning are also continuing to see mixed results on a daily basis, with a lot of Redheads, Pintail, and Teal leading the pack right now, with some of the week’s best shoots taking place on those days consisting of the most “fowl” weather. But, any of you who have spent any time along our portion of the state of Texas know that variable conditions are a standard element around here, especially in the sports of coastal fishing and duck hunting, and especially at this time of the year. As we continue the transition from late fall into full-time winter, the only constant we will be able to depend on is that things will continue to change at all times. Until we talk again, have fun out there, be safe, and have a very Merry Christmas!
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).
BOOK YOUR DUCK HUNT NOW
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.
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Five-Day Weather Forecast
Thurssday 20 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Overcast. High 73F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 50 % Precip. / 0.02 in
Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms in the morning. High around 75F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday 40 % Precip. / 0.02 in
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 61F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Mainly sunny. High 66F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday 0 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Sunshine and some clouds. High 59F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Fog may persist into Thursday with the southerly flow becoming moderate by late Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening. Expect weak to moderate onshore flow Friday as an upper level disturbance approaches from the west. A cold front will move across coastal waters Friday night and Saturday and trigger primarily isolated to scattered showers. Drier and cooler Saturday night. Dry and colder Sunday and Monday, with moderate to strong offshore flow.
Coastal Water Temperature:
Port Aransas 62.1 degrees
Seadrift 69.1 degrees
Matagorda Bay 64.0 degrees
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