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

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August 21, 2018

Got to shoot some footage for a future Outdoor show with “Trophy Technology” today. Had a chance to sample their products and the mullet jr was an awesome bait that produced a bunch of slot reds today drifting out of the boat. Check em out! Captain Cody Spencer
#Bayflatslodgeresortandmarina #trophytechnology 

Guide Captain Cody Spencer soon to be famous on National TV Show.




SHINY SEDUCTION FOR END OF SUMMER SPECKS

 

Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

August 20, 2018

 

 

BAY FLATS LODGE CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT

All of our Bay Flats Lodge guests are special to us, but today’s focus is on one individual guest whom a lot of you may remember from a few years back. His name is Case McCoy, and he’s a former football quarterback from the small Texas town of Graham just north of Austin, where he graduated from high school with the 5th most passing yards (10,475) in Texas High School football history. He spent his college career further developing his quarterback talent while playing with the Longhorns at the University of Texas. Case competed with Garrett Gilbert and David Ash for the starting role at quarterback for the 2011 Longhorn season. In 2013, Case finished his college career ranked 10th in U.T. history in career passing yards (3,689), 10th in touchdown passes, and he led five career fourth quarter comebacks! We acknowledge Case’s spectacular personal achievements, both on and off the football field, and we sincerely hope he enjoys his stay and his fishing experience while visiting us here at Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina.

 

  

THE GUIDE REPORT

WEDNESDAY – Aug 15th

Capt. Todd Jones – Family fishing trips always seem to be the most fun, especially when you have a good day of catching. Returning customer Doug got the chance to bring his family down for the first time. His wife Helen, son Daniel, and daughter Nicole enjoyed a rare day on the water together. It was a slow start, but they kept the grind going until we finally got on a solid, fast and furious bite after lunch. It was fun to be a part of all the smiles and laughter. Hope to see all of you again very soon!

THURSDAY – Aug 16th

Capt. Stephen Boriskie – Today was a tough day for catching fish, at least from a keeper standpoint. However, we did do extremely well in the throwback division! Today’s crew stayed in the game until the very end, as we tried just about every go-to reef and sandy pocket where I typically fish. There were lots of “firsts” today for the newbie, as well as a lot of fun times kicking around on a beautiful day down here along the middle Texas coast.

SATURDAY – Aug 18th

Capt. Cody Spencer – Capt. Todd Jones and I combined our group of four on Friday, which came down for a bachelor party and a little wade fishing. It took us a little while to get going but overall a productive day with some personal bests caught and limits of trout. Round 2, was this morning, and it turned out being more of the same – some more personal bests, as well as more limits of trout!

Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – Good times with these guys on Friday and Saturday. They had to work hard, but at the end of the day it paid off for them, and they were very happy customers! Hope we can do this again soon guys!

Capt. Kevin Matula – We had some mixed action with this group for the last two days with half-day trips. These guys caught some fish for the frying pan Friday afternoon, and then caught a few more this morning to round out a good mess of fillets for the folks at home!

SUNDAY – Aug 19th

Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – I had a really nice time today with this young man and his Dad. They were throwing artificial lures, and they caught several redfish (even a best-ever red measuring 26-inches). He stayed focus all day long, grinding it out like a true professional! It was refreshing to see our younger generation take such an amazing interest in the great outdoors, especially that which our great state of Texas has to offer in the way of coastal angling.

 

 

TOP BET FOR END OF SUMMER SPECKS

Imagine yourself in the Gulf of Mexico surf on a calm, warm, August or September morning. Sunbeams light the sky announcing the morning sun that is just about to interrupt the eastern horizon. There’s a slight northeasterly breeze making its way over the tops of the dunes and onto the beach, and the ever so common Gulf swells are nonexistent for as far as the eye can see. Aside from the occasional jumping mullet, the surf waters remain almost entirely unbothered. The morning sky brightens and you can now tell that you’re amidst some of the cleanest, greenest, saltiest water that you’ve seen all summer.

 

Today begins with the presentation of a chrome-covered top walker that you’ve casted sideways to the wind along the first gut. There aren’t any takers on the first offering, so you continue to fan your casts in both directions. Anxiety sets in, and with a hurried follow-through and a premature release of your thumb off of the spool, you’ve unexpectedly placed your lure out in the middle of the second gut, just beyond the first sandbar – it was a nice long cast, but just not in the direction you intended.

You commence with the standard cadence, breaking only to wipe away the sweat that has rolled down your forehead and into your eyes. Regaining your focus, it’s apparent that your lure was met with a slight shatter as it sat motionless during the brief pause. You’ve inadvertently stumbled upon both the primo water depth, as well as the preferred retrieval pattern, so you repeat the same exercise again in an attempt to draw the strike. You’ve made your way atop the second sandbar and have orchestrated a cast straight down the middle of the second gut.

 

You let the lure sit idle a few seconds, and then walk it only 5-6 times before letting it sit idle again. Suddenly, after only a few walk-stop precessions, your lure is hit from beneath and is sent two feet skyward. The bait settles once again upon the surface, and you provide a couple slight twitches. All of a sudden, BANG! You lose sight of your plug as the surface erupts with the explosion you dreamed of last night, and that you’ve waited for all morning. You instantly feel the resistance of a beautiful 5lb. silver-coated, black-dotted specimen at the end of your line, and life is, once again, good all over.

 

The hot ending to summer isn’t only a good time for trout, but it also offers wonderful opportunities for pursuing redfish with artificial lures. We typically witness occasional calm winds out of the north that will flatten both the surf and the bays, and fast action is very common during the low light conditions associated with the first couple hours of daylight.

 

Locating pre-Autumn trout and reds will continue to include finding active mullet. Recent low tides and incoming current have kept large redfish schools feeding in knee-deep water along leeward shorelines in the bays. The usual pattern is to fish deep during low tides and outgoing current, or fish tight to the grass during high tides with incoming current. The grass beds have been most productive for the redfish while the deeper sand bars located between waist and shoulder depths have been holding most of the trout.

 

 

NOW BOOKING 2018-19 DUCK HUNTS

For those passionate about the outdoors, summertime along the Texas Gulf coast typically means school is out, vacation time is near, and some of the year’s best fishing has yet to come. And regardless of how true that statement is, for us here at Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina the beginning of summer also means it’s time to begin our preparations for the upcoming duck season. That’s right, even with the hottest part of summer still months away, we’re already strategizing and planning for all that will be required of us in order to provide our guests with yet another satisfying and successful season next winter.  

 

Along with the anticipation of this year’s daily limit for Pintail increasing to two per day, per hunter, there will be much more wing action available in the back lakes and along the bay front up and down Matagorda Island along the southern portions of Espiritu Santo Bay and San Antonio Bay. There will be redheads (and lots of ‘em!), widgeon, blue and green-wing teal, canvasback, bluebill, gadwall, and even the occasional cinnamon teal and mottled duck.

If that’s not enough to satisfy your waterfowl thirst, perhaps our latest addition to this year’s lineup of duck season tactics will entice you. Earlier this year we were fortunate enough to secure duck hunting privileges on a new piece of inland property, which is located just moments from the lodge and currently holds three freshwater ponds. We’re diligently working to complete seven more freshwater ponds prior to opening-day, and we look for this property to hold great potential for this year’s hunting guests.

 

The dates for our Texas south zone of the 2018-19 Duck Season are November 3-25, 2018, and then December 8, 2018 – January 27, 2019. For a first-class duck hunting experience along the mid-portion of the Texas Gulf Coast, look no further than Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina.

 

 

BFL’s GRASS ROOTS WADE FISHING w/LURES SPECIAL

We’re getting back to the basics by offering a special deal to all of the wading and artificial enthusiasts out there.  When you book 3 wading with artificial bait trips in 2018, you will receive your 4th wading with artificial bait trip in 2018 FREE!  

–       The 4th FREE trip ONLY includes one free full-day of wade fishing with artificial baits for 4 anglers in one boat.

–       The 4th FREE trip does NOT include free lodging and meals.

–       One full-day of wade fishing with artificial bait constitutes one trip toward your goal.

–       All trips must be taken prior to December 31, 2018.

–       Offer not valid on trips booked prior to April 1, 2018; only valid on trips booked between April 1, 2018, and December 15, 2018

 

 

HERE’S WHAT SOME RECENT GUESTS SAID…

Our company outing was the best ever.  From your friendly staff, excellent food and accommodations, to the awesome Capt. Steve Boldt we had as our fishing guide, this was hands down one of the most memorable events I have been to!  Capt. Steve put us on the fish the whole time, as well as gave us insight on different techniques on how to catch different species.  He was great company and very professional, and I would recommend him to anyone!  The food was amazing, and your facility top-notch – kept everyone comfortable and entertained! – Jack S. 08/19/18

 

Capt. Cody Spencer was way above amazing! – Garret M.  8/19/18

 

The cooks and the kitchen personnel are extremely friendly and always there to help with a smile!  Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt is a super great guy!  I really enjoyed fishing with him both days, as did my customers! – Orlando A.  8/17/18

 

 

FIVE-DAY WEATHER FORECAST

Monday                  10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Partly cloudy. High 92F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday                  10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Sunny along with a few clouds. High 92F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday            20 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 94F. WSW winds shifting to SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday                10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 93F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

Friday                      10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Mainly sunny. High 92F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.

Synopsis:

An onshore flow will weaken Monday and Tuesday as a frontal boundary moves slowly southward into Central Texas. Isolated showers and thunderstorms will be possible across the coastal waters Tuesday and Wednesday, with dry conditions on Thursday.  

Coastal Water Temperature:

Port Aransas        82.0 degrees

Seadrift                 79.0 degrees

Matagorda Bay    86.0 degrees

 

 

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You Need to Be Here

August 18, 2018

Some things cannot be communicated with a spoken or written word. Some things need to be experienced. While we can try and tell you what a trip to Bay Flats Lodge is like the truth is our description will always come up short of the reality. We can talk about great food and accommodations as well as superior hunting and fishing but you won’t really know what you’re missing till you come experience it for yourself. So, come spend some time with us at Bay Flats Lodge. You’ll know what we’re talking about.




TROUT-GREEN WATER AT SUNRISE

Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

August 16, 2018

 

THE GUIDE REPORT

THURSDAY – Aug 9th

Capt. Cody Spencer – Today was Day #2 with this group of three friends that made up the Rusty K. party. Yesterday presented us with rain and a slow bite, so we were hoping for a much better day today, and that’s exactly what we received. The guys had steady action all day long while catching speckled trout, jack crevalle, and even shark. It turned out being a very interesting trip with these guys from the Smithville area! Hope we’re able to do it again soon!

MONDAY – Aug 13th

Capt. Stephen Boriskie – Thanks to Mike C. who has trusted BFL multiple times each year over the past decade by bringing his 20+ customers each time for a more personal and relaxing way to talk business, and to catch fish at the same time. Old school ways of doing business are sometimes the best way! Take Brian here, for example, shown holding a 27.75” redfish that he landed today. Add to this today’s near limit of hard to find speckled trout and you know why these guys return time and time again. We are approaching one of the most productive times of the month, and the year, so get on the books and make the short drive from almost anywhere in Texas. I have plenty of dates open for you and your guests, so call Angie or Randy at 1-888-677-4868 to get your fishing trip of a lifetime booked now!

Capt. Cody Spencer – This morning was a wade fishing with croaker trip that started out really well, but we got chased out of our first spot by a couple of very curious gators. We changed locations and, consequently, stumbled upon a few trout in the mid 20-inch range. The guys started seeing overall steady action, which ended the day on a positive note!

Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – We had a great day today with dads and sons fishing together for one last outing before school starts. The kids had a big time today catching lots of trout, redfish, and black drum. Everyone got in on the action, and everyone enjoyed the time together while out on the water.

 

 

TROUT-GREEN WATER AT SUNRISE

If you’re the typical avid coastal angler, you keep abreast of the latest developments and success stories via daily or weekly fishing reports. In doing so, you have probably noticed that some of the reports have stated how slow the fishing may have become on certain days throughout the past few weeks. Regardless, and in addition to the somewhat lower tides these past few weeks, our BFL guests have been fortunate in their recognition of consistent catches on an almost daily basis, some of which have been just downright impressive in spite of the lower tides and higher temperatures. Below are a few ideas you might consider in order to help you catch more fish during slow periods.

 

One thing you should always try to remember is to key on swimming pods of bait, and to make other such logical observations. For example, look to see if you see any jellyfish in the area. Water temperatures in locations holding jellyfish tend to be extremely warm – even hot. Recent productive water temperatures have been 82-84 degrees during the first two hours of daylight each morning. The first fish is generally being landed at sunrise in nearly chest deep water over sand and grass. A second important element is to locate trout-green water. And a third factor to remember is the importance of not moving after catching your first solid fish – simply don’t do it! You might find that you cast 30-40 times without a hit, and then all of a sudden everyone’s line will get attacked. Grind it out!

 

In the upcoming month of September, the redfish will start schooling in large pods along our area shorelines. Look for explosive splashes, and the familiar fleeing of baitfish accompanied by large fanning tails. Additionally, keep an eye peeled for the presence of fleeing shrimp – this is a great way to sight cast to September “BIGs”. A longtime favorite top water lure in September is a pink Skitter Walker rigged with single hooks instead of the factory-installed treble hooks. These single hooks allow you to unhook your catch faster, and they also tend to work somewhat like a weed-less hook. Cast ahead of the moving reds, walking-the-dog as you advance your surface walker upon the pod. Hang on as you make your approach in this manner, as the fight will be on. Plastic tails rigged with 1/8-ounce heads also work well for these fish, especially over hard, sandy shorelines that are commonly mixed with small beds of grass and undulations. Go get ‘em!

 

 

NOW BOOKING 2018-19 DUCK HUNTS

For those passionate about the outdoors, summertime along the Texas Gulf coast typically means school is out, vacation time is near, and some of the year’s best fishing has yet to come. And regardless of how true that statement is, for us here at Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina the beginning of summer also means it’s time to begin our preparations for the upcoming duck season. That’s right, even with the hottest part of summer still months away, we’re already strategizing and planning for all that will be required of us in order to provide our guests with yet another satisfying and successful season next winter.  

 

Along with the anticipation of this year’s daily limit for Pintail increasing to two per day, per hunter, there will be much more wing action available in the back lakes and along the bay front up and down Matagorda Island along the southern portions of Espiritu Santo Bay and San Antonio Bay. There will be redheads (and lots of ‘em!), widgeon, blue and green-wing teal, canvasback, bluebill, gadwall, and even the occasional cinnamon teal and mottled duck.

 

If that’s not enough to satisfy your waterfowl thirst, perhaps our latest addition to this year’s lineup of duck season tactics will entice you. Earlier this year we were fortunate enough to secure duck hunting privileges on a new piece of inland property, which is located just moments from the lodge and currently holds three freshwater ponds. We’re diligently working to complete seven more freshwater ponds prior to opening-day, and we look for this property to hold great potential for this year’s hunting guests.

 

The dates for our Texas south zone of the 2018-19 Duck Season are November 3-25, 2018, and then December 8, 2018 – January 27, 2019. For a first-class duck hunting experience along the mid-portion of the Texas Gulf Coast, look no further than Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina.

 

 

BFL’s GRASS ROOTS WADE FISHING w/LURES SPECIAL

We’re getting back to the basics by offering a special deal to all of the wading and artificial enthusiasts out there.  When you book 3 wading with artificial bait trips in 2018, you will receive your 4th wading with artificial bait trip in 2018 FREE!  

–       The 4th FREE trip ONLY includes one free full-day of wade fishing with artificial baits for 4 anglers in one boat.

–       The 4th FREE trip does NOT include free lodging and meals.

–       One full-day of wade fishing with artificial bait constitutes one trip toward your goal.

–       All trips must be taken prior to December 31, 2018.

–       Offer not valid on trips booked prior to April 1, 2018; only valid on trips booked between April 1, 2018, and December 15, 2018

 

 

HERE’S WHAT SOME RECENT GUESTS SAID…

Extremely friendly group!  I had an awesome time!  Capt. Perry Rankin was awesome!  Your entire team did an excellent job, and I look forward to visiting again soon! – Albert A.  8/13/18

 

Great time, great place, and I plan on coming back.  I had a great time!  The quail legs were a hit, and the steak was a very good piece of meat!  Thank you! – Darrell B.  8/13/18

 

Great facility and team – enjoyed every aspect of the visit!  Capt. David McClelland was awesome!  The food was outstanding! – Damien K.  8/13/18

 

 

FIVE-DAY WEATHER FORECAST

Thursday            20 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 92F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.

Friday                  10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 92F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday             10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Mostly sunny. High 91F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday               10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Mainly sunny. High 91F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.

Monday              10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Mainly sunny. High 92F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.

Synopsis:

A weak to occasionally moderate onshore flow will persist through the week. The weak to moderate onshore flow will continue Friday and Saturday. A more moderate onshore flow is possible by Sunday, as a surface low deepens over the Northern Plains. A return to a weak to moderate southerly flow is expected on Monday. Some streamer showers may occur during the morning hours Friday through Sunday, with dry conditions during the day on Monday.  

Coastal Water Temperature:

Port Aransas        87.1 degrees

Seadrift                89.0 degrees

Matagorda Bay   86.0 degrees

 

 

Watch our story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGD3KDviAwk&feature=youtu.be&list=UUa…VF-QS0cuOw7jgA

 

Download our App on iTunes

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Join our fan page

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1-888-677-4868

Captain Chris Martin

www.BayFlatsLodge.com

 

Meet Our Partners:

Mercury Outboards

ES Custom Boats

Simmons Custom Rigging

Power Pole

Wet Sounds

ForEverlast – Hunting & Fishing Products

Simms

Costa Del Mar

Columbia

Drake Waterfowl

Coastline Trailers

CCA – Texas

Building Conservation Trust – CCA’s National Habitat Program

Ducks Unlimited – Texas

Delta Waterfowl

Benelli USA

Franchi USA

Black Cloud Ammunitions

Finck Cigar Company

The Texas Gourmet

Stacy Hedrick – Realtor

Lifetime Decoys

MOmarsh

Law Call Lanyards

FireDisc Cookers

Hector Mendieta Tunes & Tails Fishing Tournament

Tanglefree Waterfowl

Copeland Duck Calls




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