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Bay Flats Lodge, Inc.,
391 Bayside Drive,
P.O. Box 580, Seadrift, Texas 77983-0580

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WHAT TO KNOW FOR BIG WINTERTIME TROUT

Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

December 6, 2018

 

 

THANK YOU!

Bubba’s Cajun Style Seafood Restaurant

My wife, Deb, and I wish to send a huge “Thank You” to the owners of Bubba’s Cajun Style Seafood restaurant here in Seadrift, TX, for hosting our annual Bay Flats Lodge Christmas party this past Tuesday evening. The food and the service were stellar, as was the conversation and laughter we got to share with our entire Bay Flats team. What a wonderful Christmas party – thank you very, very much for extending your warm hospitality! – Capt. Chris Martin

 

 

WHAT TO KNOW FOR BIG WINTERTIME TROUT

     The best wintertime bottom structure for big trout is mud that’s mixed with shell. You’ll find that fish hold in such areas due to the warmer water temperatures provided by the penetrating sunlight that heats up the mud/shell mixture on the bottom. Trout and redfish holding in these areas are less lethargic, and are more likely to feed on the readily accessible baitfish, primarily wintertime mullet, that also seek the comforts of these more consistently warm water temperatures. Many of the reefs in the Espiritu Santo and San Antonio Bay systems are indicative of these preferred structural conditions, providing mud on one side and sand on the other side, with general water depths ranging from four to six feet.

 

     So, how do you familiarize yourself with bottom structure? Well, simply looking at a fishing map won’t tell you what you need to know when hunting for that one trophy-sized sow trout that predominately roams these wintertime hot spots. Getting out of the boat and wading these areas is the core requirement if you’re looking to truly get to know the bottom structure of a particular location. Focusing on key reef structure, in conjunction with active bait transitions, will certainly increase your prospect of catching more quality trout in cold weather conditions.

     Wintertime months also present the passage of seasonal cold fronts. When utilizing the post cold front timeframe as a tool, remember to recognize the seventy-two-hour rule as you search for large specks that may be cruising the flats. Three solid days of sunshine will generally be enough time to significantly warm the water in most situations to support the general movements of trout and reds. The quantity of fish that you’ll catch during this period might be fewer, but the quality will generally be much better. Choosing a flat that’s immediately adjacent to deeper water is a must, and remembering that the cold water atop these shallows warm during midday sunlight, which attracts the mullet and the trout.

 

     You should also slow your lure retrieve this month to accommodate a sluggish wintertime bite. Lure selection will need to match that of the natural wintertime bait (again, primarily mullet), with the mullet imitations in both plastic and plug variations being excellent choices. The original model of the slow-sinking Corky, the Fat Boy, and the Devil are all good candidates, along with a long list of plastic tails – bright colors in clear water and sunny days, and darker colors in muddy water and overcast days. With respect to line choices, some wintertime anglers downsize their fishing line to ten-pound test monofilament with a short twenty-pound leader, while others may opt for braided options. Going lighter not only allows for added casting distance, but also less visible, which provides an added advantage in gin clear waters that often occupy the flats during post-cold front conditions.

 

 

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HERE’S WHAT SOME RECENT GUESTS SAID…

I recently visited your lodge and had a fabulous time! – Kevin W.  12/4/18

The Lodge has an all-around great staff! – Kris R.  12/3/18

Capt. Steve Boldt was amazing!  He got stuck with the three annoying girls of the group and stayed so patient and kind.  He put us on lots of fish, and most importantly the big Redfish I was hoping for!  Thank you, Capt. Steve, for putting up with us and baiting/casting every single line – you are incredible!  THAT STEAK!  I died…SOOO GOOOOOOOD!  Also, that triple meat sandwich on the jalapeno bread that we had on the boat….YUUMMMM!  I was blown away by how nice, clean, and well-kept this property is! – Alison M.  12/3/18

 

 

FIVE-DAY WEATHER FORECAST

Thursday                 20 % Precip. / 0.00 in

Generally cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High near 70F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

Friday                    100 % Precip. /1.10 in

Thunderstorms likely. Storms may contain strong gusty winds. High 69F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall may reach one inch.

Saturday                 70 % Precip. / 0.04 in

Cloudy. Periods of rain early. High 56F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Sunday                      0 % Precip. / 0.00 in

Sunny. High around 55F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph.

Monday                    10 % Precip. / 0.00 in

Sunny skies. High 58F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

Synopsis:

A moderate onshore flow is expected through Thursday night, mainly across the coastal waters. Isolated to scattered showers will be possible through tonight as well. A gradual increase to a moderate to strong onshore flow along with building seas is expected on Friday. Rain chances will also increase across the area on Friday ahead and along an approaching upper level disturbance. Gusts will be near gale force Friday night over the offshore waters as the gradient strengthens in advance of the next cold front. Numerous to widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected Friday night into Saturday morning. The cold front will move through the coastal waters on Saturday morning with a moderate to strong offshore flow developing in its wake. Strong offshore and large seas will continue from Saturday night through Sunday morning. Winds and seas will slowly weaken late Sunday into Monday.          

Coastal Water Temperature:

Port Aransas        62.1 degrees

Seadrift                 61.0 degrees

Matagorda Bay    62.1 degrees

 

 

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The Hunt For December Trophy Trout Continues

Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

December 3, 2018

 

 

THE HUNT FOR TROPHY TROUT

 

Captain Chris Martin, owner of BFL, and veteran guide, Captain Cooper Hartmann, joined forces to search for their personal-best trout on Sunday. While no 30 inch trout were fooled today, their efforts didn’t go unnoticed as scores of 20 inch class trout were duped by silver mullet color corky fat boys and glow corky devils. The best action was near high noon over sand, mud and scattered grass on a building north wind. 

Water clarity was perfect with stained water with the majority of their trout hitting in the lower water column. Water temp was near 60 degrees with clear sunny skies. Active baitfish, including mullet, was the key target for locating fish. 

If you were to ask Captain Chris what his favorite fishing month is, you would always get the same answer, along with his contagious smile, “December is my favorite month, for sure.” He would continue the conversation by saying, “I’ve had the blessing of releasing ten trout in one day, all of which were between 25-28 inches, while using my favorite corky lures during December.”

 

 

THE GUIDE REPORT

THURSDAY – Nov 29th

Capt. Stephen Boriskie – Good few days with calm conditions and pleasant temperatures made for some relaxation and trout catching on Vudu Shrimp and Texas Tackle Factory soft plastics. The bite is steady, and they don’t care what they eat, so come get you some at Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina in Seadrift, TX 1-888-677-4868.   

Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – Great times were made Wednesday and Thursday with these guys. Lots of stories were told, and plenty of fish were put in the box. It was one of those trips where I feel like there will also be a lot of stories told when they home! Good times!

FRIDAY – Nov 30th

Capt. Chris Martin – Went grocery shopping today with Capt. Buzz Dillon. Today’s grocery store was made up of drains over mud and grass, where the tides came up along with the temperature. It was foggy early in the day, but south winds later in the morning gradually built to 15-18mph. Glow colored Corky devils worked well, along with Reaction Strike plum/chartreuse plastic tails rigged on a 1/8oz. jig-head while being dredged across the bay floor. I may not have achieved a personal-best fish today, but I certainly had a great day of fishing with a fellow fishing guide.

Capt. Doug Russell – Three at a time today for a solid hour.  Burning arms and a broken net, but fun! These monsters provided some great fun today, and everyone got in on the act!

Capt. Perry Rankin – Well, the day started off being a bit foggy with lots of smaller fish, but Jerry and Gary finally picked up some good fish. These guys had a great time with lots of fish to take home. Looks like they will be back next year!

SATURDAY – Dec 1st

Capt. Jeremy McClelland – Got to guide some good men on Friday and Saturday with good results! The trout we found were “thick” fish (lots of meat to ‘em)! We got into some reds also that were perfect for both a tremendous fight, as well as a spectacular meal!

 

 

HERE’S WHAT SOME RECENT GUESTS SAID…

The Lodge has an all-around great staff! – Kris R.  12/3/18

Capt. Steve Boldt was amazing!  He got stuck with the three annoying girls of the group and stayed so patient and kind.  He put us on lots of fish, and most importantly the big Redfish I was hoping for!  Thank you, Capt. Steve, for putting up with us and baiting/casting every single line – you are incredible!  THAT STEAK!  I died…SOOO GOOOOOOOD!  Also, that triple meat sandwich on the jalapeno bread that we had on the boat….YUUMMMM!  I was blown away by how nice, clean, and well-kept this property is! – Alison M.  12/3/18

Capt. Steve Boldt works very hard for the customer and makes it fun for everyone.  He is a pro!  Continue to do what you have been doing – it obviously works very well! – Freak R.  12/2/18

 

 

FIVE-DAY WEATHER FORECAST

Monday                    0 % Precip. / 0.00 in

Sunny. High 69F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph.

Tuesday                    0 % Precip. / 0.00 in

A mainly sunny sky. High 63F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday              0 % Precip. / 0.00 in

Sunny along with a few clouds. High 63F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday                20 % Precip. / 0.00 in

Overcast. High 71F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

Friday                      90 % Precip. / 0.03 in

Thunderstorms likely. High 71F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

Synopsis:

A weak to moderate northeasterly flow will become strong in the evening and overnight Monday tonight. Offshore flow and seas will begin to subside Tuesday afternoon as surface high-pressure system approaches the region. Onshore flow returns Wednesday into Wednesday night. Onshore winds will increase to a moderate to strong flow by Friday. Chances for showers and thunderstorms will develop late in the week, with scattered to numerous showers and storms possible Friday into Friday night.          

Coastal Water Temperature:

Port Aransas        63.0 degrees

Seadrift                 63.5 degrees

Matagorda Bay    61.0 degrees

 

 

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TROPHY TROUT

Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

November 29, 2018

 

 

THE HUNT FOR TROPHY TROUT

The hunt for trophy trout continued on Wednesday morning with a quick jaunt across the bay with the owner of Bay Flats Lodge, Capt. Chris Martin, and one of his fellow Bay Flats Lodge guides, Capt. Perry Rankin. There was a quiet stillness in the air, as not a breath of wind was disturbing the water’s surface as the two made their way to their first stop of the day. It would be the exact same place where Capt. Chris had made short work of catching quite a few nice trout one day earlier.

This first location was the exterior shoreline of a cut leading from the main bay system into a back lake area that generally is not accessible via boat. The bay floor in this spot is primarily a grass and mud mixture with a depth ranging from 2-5 feet in different places. Surface-walking top water baits and suspending plastic lures were the chosen weapons for today’s hunt, so that’s what was at the end of each rod as the two captains quietly exited over the side of the boat and into the chilly morning water. After a short period of catching, the bite appeared to be somewhat similar to the day before, yet today’s trout seemed to be much smaller than yesterday’s – not many over 18-inches it seemed. It was time to make a change!

The guys quickly regrouped back at the boat and slowly made their way down the outside shoreline until they came to another rather small drain area just off of the main shoreline. They set the Power-Pole and were over the side of the boat in the blink of an eye. The water here was only about 3-feet deep, and the bottom was (again) the favored grassy mud mixture. Top water lures were immediately presented across the inviting calm surface, but nothing was paying too much attention to them. Several noticeable fish wakes telegraphed the presence of fish in the area, which enticed the guys to tie-on a couple suspending plastic baits. However, the typical Corky cadence wasn’t working on these fish. The two guides experimented with their retrieves until they found the secret – cast, count to 5, pop the rod tip and immediately begin working the bait similar to a top water lure, only just below the water’s surface. Once this upper water column “sweet spot” was discovered, the bite commenced feverishly! Both of these experienced guides had used their knowledge to uncover the preference of the fish, and in doing so were allowed the enjoyment of some steady catching of quite a few really nice cold-water trout before having to leave them biting for another day.

If you’d like to share in the quest for a trophy trout this winter, now is the time to do it. We’re offering a special from December 2018 through February 2019, where each person in your party will receive a $25.00 discount on lodging and meals when your party books a wade fishing trip while fishing with artificial lures.  That means that if you book a trip for you and 3 friends or colleagues, you’ll save $100.00 right off the top.  So, please don’t hesitate – phone Bay Flats Lodge today at 1-888-677-4868 to book your trip!

 

 

 

LEERY DECEMBER DUCKS

When the second-half of the season opens on December 8th, a couple big problems duck hunters will face will be that almost all area ducks have seen a lot of decoy setups, and many of these same ducks have dodged pellets over a lot of those spreads. Some hunters might think you should be able to fool these timid birds by calling them in as they pass just outside your hunting perimeter, but silence can be quite an effective method for calling wary birds, especially if you’re not good at blowing a duck call. However, for those hunters who are skilled and talented callers, good calling can often be most beneficial at this point in the season when it’s done in moderation.

No one can tell you how to call ducks because everyone has their own style and method of doing so, and sometimes there’s no right or wrong way of calling simply because anything you do just isn’t going to work. All I can do is share with you what has for me in the past. For example, when attempting to produce a feed chuckle, make it a short and concise burst lasting no more than about three seconds. With regards to the hail call, I’ve always done better when I reserve the hail call for only those times when it is actually needed, especially on December birds. If the ducks are approaching me, I won’t use this call at all. It’s a loud call and is one that can only end up doing more harm than good on inbound birds. The only time I like hailing them in the second-half of the season is when they are on their final approach but then suddenly bank-off perpendicular to me, or when they have actually left the scene altogether. Basically, I routinely call a lot less to December ducks, preferring to only make just enough noise that will entice them to take a look at my decoys, and that’s it.

Not only have December birds already heard too much calling, they have also now become accustomed to seeing huge, questionable spreads ranging in numbers from a dozen decoys to several dozen decoys. In some cases, where small groups of ducks have consistently been returning to a certain area over the course of the past couple weeks during the split in the season, a really big decoy spread will often prove to be a waste of time on the part of the hunter because the vast spread tends to spook leery December ducks. As a general result, the birds venture on their way until they locate more natural-looking water that happens to be holding a minimal number of ducks. For this reason, it’s strongly suggested that you downsize your December and January spreads considerably. If things continue not to work for you, consider trying something really extreme like going down to only three decoys rigged on a jerk string and one other motorized-type decoy. Placing your decoys in this manner will sometimes pull the birds to your spread instead of the next guy’s simply because passing ducks will see yours and will notice it’s not what they’ve been used to seeing while being shot at over and over again. Also, keep in mind is that ducks that are sitting on the water usually bunch together during periods of cold weather, so make sure to bunch your decoys according to the weather conditions you’re hunting in, and remember to not use too many decoys!

 

 

HERE’S WHAT SOME RECENT GUESTS SAID…

Patsy was very nice and very helpful!  Had two guides – Capt. Garrett Wygrys for two days and Capt. Jeremy McClelland for a half-day.  They put us some good fish, and we had a blast with both of them!  Big shout out to Capt. Jeremy, as we only had about 90 minutes for our half-day trip with him due to our flights.  He put us on a great spot with keeper reds, and we caught the biggest trout of the trip.  His equipment is top-notch, and he is a fantastic guide – big highlight of our great trip!  The food – quail legs,  pork chops, and fried shrimp – was awesome! – Bill M.  11/28/18

 

I was at Bay Flats the past couple days attending a corporate event and, as usual, I really enjoyed your lodge!  Thanks again for a great experience! – Jim T.  11/27/18

 

The quality of the food and the service was fantastic!  Capt. Doug Russell was great – patient, helpful, personable, and good to be around!  I’ve been around some grouchy, “too cool” guides, and Capt. Doug is not one of them! – Justin B.  11/26/18

 

 

FIVE-DAY WEATHER FORECAST

Thursday             40 % Precip. / 0.03 in

Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers this afternoon. Thunder possible. High 74F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Friday                   20 % Precip. / 0.00 in

Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 76F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday              10 % Precip. / 0.00 in

Sunny. High 78F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday                 20 % Precip. / 0.00 in

Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 74F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Monday                20 % Precip. / 0.00 in

Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 69F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.

Synopsis:

Areas of rain or showers will continue to develop across the coastal waters Thursday. Moderate to occasionally strong onshore flow will slowly build seas through Thursday night, especially across the offshore coastal waters, before winds slightly subside on Friday. Slightly drier air will move into the waters Thursday night, lowering but not eliminating the rain or showers, as an upper level disturbance moves east of the area. However, near surface moisture will remain high, and patchy sea fog, mainly north of Port Aransas will be possible both Thursday and Friday, mainly in the morning. A weak cold front will move through the coastal waters Saturday morning with a brief weak to moderate offshore flow, then becoming onshore by Saturday night. A stronger cold front will move through the waters early Monday with a strong offshore flow developing in its wake.         

Coastal Water Temperature:

Port Aransas        63.0 degrees

Seadrift                 61.9 degrees

Matagorda Bay    61.0 degrees

 

 

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PAY IT FORWARD

Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

November 26, 2018

 

 

PAY IT FORWARD

The Biblical phrase is, “you reap what you sow”. The modern phrase is, “pay it forward”. However you say it, doing the right thing is always the right thing to do. This truth was proven again this morning.

Several of the Bay Flats Lodge team were scouting for ducks and getting a little fun hunting in when a just barely visible arm waving in the distance caught their attention. Seven hunters had experienced what all boat owners have or will eventually have to deal with; a boat that won’t run. A break down back in the marsh left them stranded and hoping for help and the answer to their prayer was the Bay Flats Lodge team. One airboat could get another one out of the back country but a bay boat would be needed to get the out of service airboat to the dock. A phone call to Capt. Heath Boarchert who was out with his son for a day of fun fishing all it took. The Capt’s response was, where are they, what am I looking for and I’m on it. Shortly thereafter with the broken boat on a trailer, a good deal of coffee and some fresh tamales thrown in the rescued hunters expressed their thanks with a promise to come visit for a Redfish trip in the spring.

There is nothing more human than helping someone in need. Whether that need is a boat towed a meal shared or something else altogether, a good deed is it’s own reward and the blessing will always be returned eventually.

 

 

THE GUIDE REPORT

SATURDAY – Nov 24th

Capt. Todd Jones – Life lessons on the water today. “Just keep pluggin’ away”! First time guests at the lodge, Justin brought his mom and his good friend George. Heavy morning fog along with absolutely no wind made for a long struggle, despite lots of moves and hundreds of casts. Seven and a half hours later, the guys had two trout and one redfish to show for their efforts. One last hail mary on the way in, and thirty minutes later they had all their reds, and added two more trout to the box. George caught his first ever keeper red at 29-1/2”. Justin added two that were just under 28”. You can’t catch ‘em if you don’t keep castin’! Way to keep grinding guys!

SUNDAY – Nov 25th

Capt. Garrett Wygrys – This morning we were met with no wind, fog, 50-degree temperatures, and thick cloud cover. Outfitted in our SIMMS waders, we went over the side of the boat at sunrise hoping for some early results, but that just wasn’t happening this morning. The bite didn’t turn “ON” until about 8:30am as we tossed some of Paul Brown’s custom-pink softdine baits at active bait that was working in our immediate area. Lucky for us, we were able to land some really nice trout while the bait was working, for as soon as the bait stopped, so did the trout.

Capt. Heath Borchert – “Mother Nature” started off with light winds and light fog. At our first stop, the fog was down to less than 50′ visibility, but by noon winds were blowing 25mph, or more. These guys still managed a nice box with the 3 in this photo taking top honors. These guys grinded it out till the end – a lot of laughs and cutting up with these two today!

 

 

THE HUNT FOR TROPHY TROUT

Fall is finally here, and at Bay Flats Lodge the cooler air turns our thoughts to big cold-water trout. Wading and throwing artificial lures for these trophies is the highlight of the season for us, and many of the anglers on the Texas coast.  

 

We want to see you here at the lodge and share an amazing winter fishing experience with you. This time of year, our guide’s goals are to help you catch the trout of a lifetime.  So, we’re offering a special. From December 2018 through February 2019, we’re offering a $25.00 discount on lodging and meals for everyone who books a wading with artificial lure trip.  That means that if you book a trip for you and 3 friends or colleagues, you’ll save $100.00 right off the top. 

 

So, please don’t wait.  Call Bay Flats Lodge today at 1-888-677-4868 and book a trip to enjoy the fantastic cool air that’s come to the Gulf Coast.

 

 

 

HERE’S WHAT SOME RECENT GUESTS SAID…

Best fishing lodge I have ever been to! – Karl K.  11/21/18

 

Very good food, and very good experience! – Jose U.  11/20/18

 

Thanks to Randy and the kitchen staff!  The appetizers are a great touch! – David G.  11/19/18

 

 

FIVE-DAY WEATHER FORECAST

Monday               0 % Precip. / 0.00 in

Partly cloudy skies. Much cooler. High 58F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday              0 % Precip. / 0.00 in

Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 63F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday      10 % Precip. / 0.00 in

Mainly cloudy. High around 70F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday           20 % Precip. / 0.00 in

Cloudy skies. High 69F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph.

Friday                 30 % Precip. / 0.01 in

Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 59F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

Synopsis:

The offshore flow with the gale force gusts will be around mid morning Monday, with winds and seas gradually subsiding Monday afternoon and Monday night, as high pressure moves into South Texas and diminishes the pressure gradient. Weak to moderate onshore flow returns by Wednesday as the ridge shifts east of the area. Rain chances return late in the week as an upper disturbance moves into the western Gulf.        

Coastal Water Temperature:

Port Aransas        68.0 degrees

Seadrift                 64.9 degrees

Matagorda Bay    61.0 degrees

 

 

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