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

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HOT CHOICES

Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

June 21, 2018

 

THE GUIDE REPORT

SUNDAY – June 17th

Capt. Billy Freudensprung – We haven’t been able to get out on the water much at all this week due to all the rain we’ve had, so Father’s Day was the last time I wet a line! I had a nice morning trip with the guys from the Wayne V. party that were visiting the lodge all weekend. Sunday morning turned out being a bit of a grind, but my guys stuck it out to the end and were able to scratch out their trout limits.

TUESDAY – June 19th

Capt. Todd Jones – Like Christmas morning! Came home to this “goody package” from the fine folks over at ForEverlast! I’ve learned real fast that when you’re on the water close to 200 days per year, quality equipment is important. These guys have it dialed in. If you need any quality wading gear, and lots more, give Billy and his crew a call. Thanks to the guys at Foreverlast for making my job a little easier! (361) 798-1530 http://www.foreverlastonline.com

 

HOT CHOICES

Now that summertime is here, the word “hot” tends to mean a variety of things to different folks. For those who live along the Texas coast, it could mean losing prime fishing time out on the water due to several days of showers and thunderstorms produced by tropical moisture out of the Gulf of Mexico (just like we’ve experienced these past few days). However, for artificial lure enthusiasts it simply means that catching fish with lures may often become more of a challenge. Ever-rising water temperatures will place trout in the lower water column where water temperatures are coolest. When fishing plastic lures over deep structure, like shell, a slow retrieve will work best in order to keep your lure riding just above the bay bottom. Some of the more productive colors will be glow/chartreuse, plum/chartreuse, strawberry/white, gold/chartreuse, and morning glory.

If plastic tails don’t do it for you, test your skill by throwing some of the more popular slow-sinking baits during the upcoming warmer months. One favorite is the suspending Corky Devil in some of the more bright colors, like that of a chartreuse/silver glitter body and a bright orange tail. As you work these Devils, use a slow and steady pump, while occasionally stopping long enough to allow the lure to fall for 2 to 3 seconds before beginning the slow pumps again. The strike will generally occur while the bait is undergoing its slow-fall process, but violent hook-ups may come throughout any and all of the motions of the retrieve, especially during the course of an aggressive bite. So stay alert, and have fun!

 

Although not as prevalent as during the colder months, it is not unheard of for summertime to present us with a brief north wind every now and then. These hotter northern influences don’t carry with them the force and strength that we’re used to seeing in February or March, but they often remain significant enough to limit your fishing activities to the protection of northern locales. Along our portion of the Texas coast, areas from Espiritu Santo Bay all the way down to Mesquite Bay provide an ample amount of choices when seeking immunity from a north wind that only a north shore is capable of supplying, and the northern shores of these bay systems have produced countless numbers of large trout and redfish.

In fishing these areas, concentrate your efforts between open passes or sandy guts where plenty of grass is located. Locating nervous mullet or exploding baitfish will help you locate both trout and redfish in these areas. Fish tight to the grass shoreline between area sand bars and guts while throwing any of an assortment of bright-colored plastic tails, and never discount the use of the “old school” gold or silver spoon. If you prefer throwing top water lures, starting your day very early each morning will be important. Make sure you’re in your spot about an hour before sunrise, and then switch to plastics after the sun starts warming the shallows. Keep in mind, also, that shell is typically a steady trout producer throughout the warmer months, so focus on points of reefs or deep drop offs where noticeable structure is present. Tight lines to everyone!

 

NOW BOOKING DUCK HUNTS FOR THE 2018-19 SEASON 

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 WITH 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 HAD TO SAY

Your food was so good, I felt as though I was back in Austin at a 5-star restaurant!  Y’all did an awesome job!  I have had nothing but great things to say about your lodge!  We will be back for sure! – Cory M.  6/18/18

 

Awesome staff and great food!  Capt. Cooper Hartmann was top-notch and customer-focused.  Don’t change anything! – Dale H.  6/18/18

 

I have been to a lot of these types of events over the past 40 years, but this is by far the best experience I have ever had on a fishing trip, or at a lodge!  We really enjoyed Capt. Heath Borchert.  He was funny, but he was still focused on showing us the best experience possible! – Howard W.  6/18/18

 

 

FIVE-DAY WEATHER FORECAST

Thursday        40 % Precip. / 0.04 in

Scattered thunderstorms this morning, then cloudy skies this afternoon. High 87F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Friday             10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Partly cloudy skies. High 89F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday        20 % Precip. / 0.0 in

A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. Very hot. High 87F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.

Sunday           20 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Mostly sunny skies. High 87F. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 mph.

Monday          30 % Precip. / 0.03 in

Sun and clouds mixed with a slight chance of thunderstorms during the afternoon. High 87F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Synopsis:

Tropical moisture will linger across the region for most of the day on Thursday, resulting in periods of showers and thunderstorms mainly in the morning for the Gulf waters. Shower activity is expected to move inland later in the day leading to decreasing chances for the Gulf waters. Showers and thunderstorms will decrease in areal coverage through Friday as drier air moves in from the north due to an upper level ridge. Deepening low pressure over West Texas will result in moderate to possibly strong southerly flow this weekend. Sufficient moisture will be available Sunday and Monday for at least a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms with the approach of an upper level inverted trough.        

Coastal Water Temperature:

Port Aransas       82.0 degrees

Seadrift                79.0 degrees

Matagorda Bay   81.0 degrees

 

 

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Simmons Custom Rigging

Power Pole

Wet Sounds

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Simms

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Drake Waterfowl

Coastline Trailers

CCA – Texas

Building Conservation Trust – CCA’s National Habitat Program

Ducks Unlimited – Texas

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Finck Cigar Company

The Texas Gourmet

Stacy Hedrick – Realtor

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Tanglefree Waterfowl

Copeland Duck Calls




WHAT TO EXPECT

Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

June 18, 2018

 

THE GUIDE REPORT

THURSDAY – June 14th

Capt. Jeremy McClelland – Caught some solid trout today with the Donnie J. party. Things were hot out on the water today, but everyone cooled off a bit once the bite turned on. We’ve caught some nice fish lately, and we look forward for things to only improve as we head into the rest of the summer.

FRIDAY – June 15th

Capt. Billy Freudensprung – I had a great wade session today the guys of the Blake H. party. The guys offered live croaker to the fish this morning, and the fish seemed to be very fond of the croaker. They ended their day with their limit of trout and one very handsome redfish. It sure was nice getting in the water today!

SUNDAY – June 17th

Capt. Jeremy McClelland – A member of Saturday’s party caught a good ol biggin! I made the call to run to my old stomping grounds near Port O’Connor for my customers. It was a far run, but it turned out being well worth the ride! Today marked Day #2 for the same group, and my guys scored another ‘BIG GAL”. It was only a half-day trip, so they didn’t waste any time getting into the action!

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Summer is in full swing along the middle portion of the Texas coast, and Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina is busy making memories for our guests. Whether it’s the food, the lodging, the relaxed atmosphere, the hospitality, or the fishing, we offer a solid package for any corporate entertainment budget or low-cost family getaway!

 

If you’re wondering what to bring for your visit and your fishing trip, just think about what you need in order to enjoy a comfortable day on the water – cool and comfortable clothing, sunscreen, a ball cap and polarized sunglasses. If you are over 16 years of age, you will need to have a fishing license. However, if you do happen to make it to the lodge without a fishing license, we can help you purchase one upon your arrival.

Just a couple hours from Houston, Austin, San Antonio, or Corpus Christi has you rolling up to a venue suitable for anyone. Your arrival evening begins with a brief banquet of appetizers that are sure to have you standing around the grill in hopes of sneaking an early taste! The evening’s finale is the gourmet dinner which few have managed to finish, but which all have enjoyed! Follow that up with one of our exquisite deserts, and you’ll be ready for a night of rest and relaxation in one of our many fully appointed suites.

 

The next morning begins with a freshly prepared hot buffet breakfast. You may be greeted with a handshake from a member of the lodge management team, or maybe even the lodge owners, at a time when most of the world is still asleep. You’ll also be introduced to your fishing guide, who will talk with you about the excitement to come in any one of a wide variety of modern bay boats waiting for you and your guests in the marina just across the street from the lodge.

 

Next comes your fishing trip. While out on the boat, expect your guide to be well equipped with all the gear and tackle you’ll need in order to fully enjoy your day out on the water. While you are welcome to bring your own things if you prefer, rest assured we have you covered if you wish to leave your own things at home. We also provide each boat with plenty of drinking water, sodas and boat lunches made by the loving hands of our wonderful kitchen staff, but you are welcome to bring your own cooler filled with your favorite beverages and snacks if you wish (please, no glass containers on the boats).

Of course, all of our professional guides are licensed, and insured, U.S. Coast Guard captains, and each has all the necessary safety gear on board. Providing you and your party with a positive customer experience is our primary focus, and your comfort and safety is a top priority that we pay very close attention to.

 

Come down and spend a couple days with us and let us do the entertaining for you. You’ll soon find out why our customer reviews are so consistently favorable, and why our fishing guides get kudos for producing fishing trips of a lifetime for our customers! Bay Flats Lodge Resort and Marina in Seadrift, Texas – give us a call today at 1-888-677-4868 to make your reservations!

 

 

NOW BOOKING DUCK HUNTS FOR THE 2018-19 SEASON

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 WITH 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 HAD TO SAY

I have been to a lot of these types of events over the past 40 years, but this is by far the best experience I have ever had on a fishing trip, or at a lodge!  We really enjoyed Capt. Heath Borchert.  He was funny, but he was still focused on showing us the best experience possible  – Howard W.  6/18/18

 

The staff was very friendly and made me feel welcomed upon my arrival.  Capt. Cody Spencer went above my expectations and was very friendly.  The food and the service were both excellent! – Butch W.  6/16/19

 

Meals were fantastic! – Donald M.  6/15/18

 

 

FIVE-DAY WEATHER FORECAST

Monday              90 % Precip. / 0.74 in

Scattered thunderstorms this morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 81F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Locally heavy rainfall possible.

Tuesday            100 % Precip. / 2.2 in

Thunderstorms likely. Rainfall will be locally heavy at times. High 82F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. 2 to 3 inches of rain expected. Locally heavy rainfall possible.

Wednesday      100 % Precip. / 0.98 in

Thunderstorms. High 84F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall possibly over one inch. Locally heavy rainfall possible.

Thursday            80 % Precip. / 0.22 in

Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High around 85F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Friday                  40 % Precip. / 0.01 in

Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms in the morning. High 88F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Synopsis:

Tropical moisture will increase Monday through Tuesday, providing scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. Winds and seas will slowly increase through Monday night, as a tropical wave increases the pressure gradient and provides rough and confused seas due to the showers and storms. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the offshore waters through Tuesday afternoon, and for the nearshore waters by Monday night. Moderate to strong onshore flow will develop through the middle of the week. Numerous showers and thunderstorms, some with very heavy rain are expected Tuesday through Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms will taper off on Thursday evening, with only isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms possible through the rest of the week.

Coastal Water Temperature:

Port Aransas       86.0 degrees

Seadrift                84.9 degrees

Matagorda Bay   84.9 degrees

 

 

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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




WADE FISHING IN JUNE

Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

June 14, 2018

 

THE GUIDE REPORT

MONDAY – June 11th

Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – Today we were tossing live croaker at them, and it turned out becoming somewhat of a slower day for the bite. The day had a good ending, however, as the trout that we did manage to bring to the boat were, for the most part, very nice (a bit bigger than usual). My guests had to work hard for what they got today, but they went home very happy and satisfied!

Capt. Kevin Matula – Saturday and Sunday were a couple good days with this group. We fished out of the boat on Saturday, and then waded on Sunday. Wading on Sunday proved to be a very good call because the wind was howling! Saturday’s boat efforts showed us a three-man trout limit, along with a couple terrific redfish. Sunday’s wading session produced a two-man limit of some fairly impressive and good-sized trout. It was a blast!

 

TUESDAY – June 12th

Capt. Stephen Boriskie – To the nines so they say? Guess so, since the group of guests that I fished with on Monday had 9 trout, and then today’s party also ended their day with 9 trout! Grinding them out daily at Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina.

Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – Today was Day #2 for my crew from the Rusty W. party, and they made the most of the time they had left. We rigged everyone with live croaker this morning, and a lot of really nice fish were caught as a result. The temperature was hot, but the day was simply beautiful!

 

Capt. Kevin Matula – It was good times the last couple days with this group’s first time to the lodge. The wind was really blowing, but it didn’t dampen these guy’s spirits. They caught plenty of fish both days, and David caught his first-ever redfish. Congrats to him!

 

Capt. Todd Jones – Redemption! Two days of wade fishing fun with guests Rusty, David, and Fletcher. Day #1 was a bit of a struggle with the strong winds, ending the day with 10 trout and a solid redfish. Day #2 had us changing locations, the wind still blew, but the guys put in the work and finished out a solid box of trout with several in the 19”-20” range, and two redfish up to 24”. Thanks to Capt. Billy for the report that helped finish out their fish. David won the “big catch and release” award for the day, bringing in a 40” Jack Crevalle after a twenty minute battle. A few photos and he was released to fight again another day. Enjoyed it guys!

WEDNESDAY – June 13th

Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – I enjoyed the company of the George T. party today. They had great stories, told lots of good jokes, and together we made a few good memories. It was a great day, with great people! I hope to fish with them again!

 

Capt. Todd Jones – Carbon-copy kind of day! With the exception of the “big Jack”, Joel, Daniel, and Kyle stepped right in where the guys left off yesterday. They produced a solid 3-man limit of trout to 20”, while releasing several more. Joel put on a one-man show for a while, catching more than the three of us combined. Good times watching a returning customer catch some solid fish. Safe travels guys! Hope to see y’all again soon!

 

 

WADE FISHING IN JUNE

If you’re truly an avid wading angler, then you probably just can’t get enough top water lure action during June to save your life. Tie-on a darker shade of any of the medium to large surface walkers, or a Junior-sized plug in calm conditions, in the pre-dawn moments of the day and try to get in as many shallow water casts as possible prior to the sun turning up the thermostat on the water heater.

 

Sandy shallows cool overnight in the absence of sunlight, but the exact opposite happens in those same shallows the moment the first rays of sunlight hit them each morning. Because the water is so shallow, the water temperature rises quite rapidly following sunrise. For the baitfish that lingered in the shallows overnight, what only moments earlier was a cool, safe haven slowly begins transitioning into somewhat of a boiling pot. Animal instinct takes over at this point and the baitfish takeoff in search of cooler temperatures that can now be provided only by that of deeper water. Sharing similar instincts for finding a more comfortable environment would be that of any of the speckled trout that may just happen to be occupying that same shallow water real-estate.

 

It is for this reason that wading anglers should always keep moving forward and attempt to follow the bait while wade fishing, even if it means wading in chest-deep water – put simply, “Follow the bait out deep!” By the time you make your way out to the deep water, you should have probably already switched from a top water lure to a plastic-tailed bait. This should be the trend for the upcoming warmer months.

 

 

NOW BOOKING DUCK HUNTS FOR THE 2018-19 SEASON

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.

 

EVENTS

CCA Texas – S.T.A.R. Tournament 2018

May 26th through September 3rd, 2018 

https://www.bayflatslodge.com/cca-donations

 

 

BFL’s GRASS ROOTS WADE FISHING WITH 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 HAD TO SAY

Capt. Kevin Matula was great!  –  David G.  6/13/18

 

Great dinner and breakfast – really enjoyed the meals!  Great job!  We will pass our experience on to all of our friends!  –  Brian M.  6/12/18

 

Everyone was super friendly and accommodating.  My wife had injured her leg the day before we arrived and they made the service elevator available to her so she wouldn’t have to use the stairs.  Capt. Stephen Boriskie was an excellent guide!  He was very patient with the folks in the party who were fishing for the first time.  Everything is first class!  –  Andy E.  6/12/18

 

FIVE-DAY WEATHER FORECAST

Thursday         40 % Precip. / 0.02 in

Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms in the morning. High 89F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Friday              20 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday         50 % Precip. / 0.06 in

Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Partly cloudy skies late. High 88F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Sunday            80 % Precip. / 0.3 in

Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 86F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Monday           90 % Precip. / 0.37 in

Thunderstorms likely. High 84F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

Synopsis:

Moderate onshore flow expected to continue through Thursday. With increasing moisture across the area, isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will once again be possible across portions of the Middle Texas Waters Thursday morning through the early afternoon. With moisture continuing to increase, shower and thunderstorm coverage and intensity will increase through the weekend. Better chances for more widespread showers and thunderstorms will likely be Sunday into early next week as a tropical wave brings deeper moisture into the region. Onshore flow will be weak to moderate through the weekend.        

Coastal Water Temperature:

Port Aransas        84.0 degrees

Seadrift                 87.1 degrees

Matagorda Bay   86.0 degrees

 

 

Watch our story

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Enlightenment Enough

Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

June 11, 2018

 

THE GUIDE REPORT

THURSDAY – June 7th

Capt. Steve Boldt – This was a fabulous day on the water. My long time BFL guests not only caught their limit of trout, but one of them also managed a Texas slam (trout, redfish, & flounder), as well. To put the icing on the cake, they ended the day by producing a big 27.5-inch summertime sow before heading back to the marina. It was a solid day!

FRIDAY – June 8th

Capt. Stephen Boriskie – Now then, you know it’s a solid fish when the rod breaks (or else the guide has weakened rods)? Really had some fun on Day #1 with this crew and got their trout limits in time for an afternoon nap, followed by the best appetizers in Texas and a meal that would make you slap your mama.

 

Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – My crew of three from the Russell C. party started their day off right this morning by getting into the fish right at sunrise. You could barely tell that the sun was about to make its appearance when the first rod doubled over and the first fight of the day was underway. The rest of the day consisted of a mixture of trout and black drum, with each event supplying it’s own amount of adrenaline and excitement for everyone in the boat. We used live shrimp today instead of croaker, but it didn’t seem to make a big difference to the fish – they loved it!

Capt. Jeremy McClelland – The trout were hungry for live croaker today, so we fed them all they could eat! It was a wonderful day for my group of three guests from the Randy E. party, as there was a lot of trout action that everyone got a seemingly equal part of. We’re into the summertime pattern now, and there are some big trout being landed on a much more regular basis. If you haven’t booked your summertime fishing trip with us yet, give us a call soon to make your reservations. Have fun everyone!

Capt. Todd Jones – Today I was fortunate to have a newcomer aboard who has never fished in saltwater, not caught any of our varieties of fish. Today, on his first saltwater trip, Warren caught his first-ever trout, and all was right with the world! Not only was this Warren’s first speckled trout while fishing for the first time in saltwater, he also managed to have the trout measure out at nearly 22-inches.

 

ENLIGHTENMENT ENOUGH

By: Randy Brown – BFL Manager

Bay Flats Lodge is a business, but the foundation of that business is connection. We like to think of this connection as two-fold: we place people in the outdoors to connect them with nature – with the flora and fauna of the beautiful and wild gulf coast. And, we place people in connection with each other, to foster old relationships and to build new ones. These trips take many shapes; we have hosted family trips, team building trips, bachelor parties, business trips and anniversary trips just to name a few, and at the center of all of them is connection. However, what I want to remind you of today is that connection is not always fun and easy. While we love to post pictures of smiling and laughing people, we know those smiles might be fleeting, and the laughter brief.  

 

We invite you to come and connect with us. Whether it’s on the water, in the deer blind, down in the mud, or around our table, you’re so very welcome. We love the smiles and the laughter we get to share with all of you, but we also know that there’s a heart we can’t behind that smile, and we want to be part of helping people cope with the drama and damage life throws at all of us.

   

“Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom… is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go” – Anthony Bourdain

 

 

NOW BOOKING DUCK HUNTS FOR THE 2018-19 SEASON

 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.

 

EVENTS

CCA Texas – S.T.A.R. Tournament 2018

May 26th through September 3rd, 2018 

https://www.bayflatslodge.com/cca-donations

 

 

BFL’s GRASS ROOTS WADE FISHING WITH 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 HAD TO SAY

Second visit and the service, staff, and food are wonderful!  Always great! – Kevin D.  6/10/18

 

You guys kill it!  I’ve never had anything less than awesome time! – Russell C.  6/10/18

 

We were very impressed with Capt. Cody Spencer.  In fact, we have already booked Capt. Cody again for later this year in October! – Bobby G.  6/9/18

 

 

FIVE-DAY WEATHER FORECAST

Monday              10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 89F. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 mph.

Tuesday              20 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High near 90F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday        20 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Mainly sunny. High around 90F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday            50 % Precip. / 0.12 in

Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Friday                  40 % Precip. / 0.1 in

Scattered thunderstorms, especially in the morning. High 88F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Synopsis:

An area of low-pressure over the southern high plains will lead to a moderate to occasionally strong onshore flow across the coastal waters through Monday night. A generally moderate onshore flow will then continue for the rest of the week. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible for the latter half of the week.        

Coastal Water Temperature:

Port Aransas       86.0 degrees

Seadrift                88.0 degrees

Matagorda Bay   87.1 degrees

 

 

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ES Custom Boats

Simmons Custom Rigging

Power Pole

Wet Sounds

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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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