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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

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Capt. Doug Russell

Like all of the guides at Bay Flats Lodge, Capt. Doug Russell is both highly requested and highly respected. A long time guide Doug bring years of experience as well as passion to his profession. Quick with a smile and just as quick with a helping hand Capt. Doug can make a slow day into a day to remember. The life of a guide is not an easy one but on early mornings at Bay Flats Lodge you’ll find Capt. Doug getting his boat ready for the day and greeting his customer with a hand shake and a smile.

Here are what some customers have to day about Capt. Doug

Y’all are all on top of your game!  Kudos to everyone!  We were treated very, very well in every aspect of the stay!  Much appreciated!  It’s a small world, and as you get older (like me) it gets even smaller!  I was talking to Capt. Doug Russell, and came to find out that we went to the same high school!  In fact, I went to Arlington High School with his mother!  What are the odds of that?  Awesome trip down memory lane!  We had a blast talking about Arlington, his mom, other friends I went to school with, rodeo’s and baseball.  Made for a great trip!  Thanks, Capt. Doug, for putting up with an old man!  We were there for three days, so we had pork chops, then ribeye, and then the kitchen staff asked us if we wanted a pork chop again, or red snapper instead, and we were all over that!  They knew we liked extra rolls, and after the first night we didn’t have to ask anymore!  I have been in many 5-star hotels, and this was as good, if not better than, most of them!  Never lacking for anything!  –  Robert  3/16/20


The Lodge staff were very professional and extremely nice.  Capt. Doug Russell is excellent!  The entire facility is very clean and very well kept!  –  Andy E.  3/1/20


Capt. Stephen Boriskie

Capt. Stephen Boriskie is a long time guide here at Bay Flats Lodge. Stephen has developed a loyal customer base by dedicating himself to his craft.  A longtime resident here on the central coast, Stephen epitomizes what it means to be a coastal guide. Whether is duck hunting in the winter or year round fishing Capt. Stephen is a first class guide.

Here are some thoughts from Capt. Stephen concerning the Covid 19 crisis.

There is really no way at this point to determine the full effect that COVID 19 has had on our family or more importantly will have on our immediate future.  One thing absolute though is we are all healthy at this point and we are all dedicated to one another as a family to be sure we are all safe and cared for.  We all have religiously followed the letter of law handed down from local and national leaders by sheltering in place, not putting other people in jeopardy by running guided trips as some may be trying to do and helping others where we can locally and nationally.  Banding together remotely is truly the only way we will all get through this and the cliché of WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER couldn’t be more overused right now nor can it be more important of a phrase to use today.  God bless you and yours and hang in there. See you back on the water when it all clears up and when our all-encompassing way of life we enjoyed before we all became victims from this assault on our way of life returns.


And here is what some customers say about Capt. Stephen


This was my first stay.  Everyone was super nice and accommodating.  Our guide, Capt. Stephen Boriskie, was great.  The food was fantastic!  Could not ask for anything more!  –  Freddie M.  2/8/20


Everyone was so helpful and friendly!  Capt. Stephen Boriskie did a wonderful job with our group.  He was organized, timely, and professional – he put us on the ducks each day.  The food was nothing short of outstanding – everything was top-notch!  –  Joel R.  1/15/20

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March 28, 2020

A Postcard from the Texas Coast

March 18, 2020
Greetings from Bay Flats Lodge,
A big thank you to everyone who has jumped on a phone call or who has shared their unselfish expression of love and care for us here at Bay Flats Lodge; it means more to us than we’ll ever be able to explain.
Due to our sometimes rapid lifestyles, we don’t always stop to smell the roses. While people elsewhere may be experiencing life-altering events, we may not even hear of their hardship, or may simply be too busy to pay attention. It sometimes takes us getting hit in the face with their situation before we pay any attention to it. If anything positive has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be that it has certainly gotten everyone’s attention. And, probably, rightfully so.
It’s unrivaled situations like this that challenge our faith, our family, our friends, and our neighbors. It requires we look at what are absolutely the most important things in our lives, as well as what are some of the material things we can do without. None of us could have possibly planned for what has happened around the world and in America these past few weeks, but everyone could benefit from the same amazing support that you, our Bay Flats Lodge customers, have shown us these past few days and over the course of the past 20 years. Thank you, one and all.
We hope you are safe and have remained healthy wherever you may be. As we continue to receive further information, we become that much more certain of just how important it is that each one of us do our part in helping to contain and stop this crisis.
Bay Flats Lodge sends our heartfelt prayers to all of those impacted by COVID-19, to our nation’s leaders and decision-makers, and to each other. It’s understandable that you might be feeling scared and helpless in all of this, but we want you to remember that we are all in this together, and that we will get through it, as a community, as a state, and as a nation. Stay safe out there, and remember we love each and every one of you!
Blessings to you all,
Your Bay Flats Lodge Family!

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