2018-Bay Flats Lodge is proud to have been selected to host Ducks Unlimited for their annual meetings, along with a 10-boat, 2-day fishing session.
2018-CCA Podcast – Episode 25 Building Conservation Trust and Bay Flats Lodge: Building the Future for Marine Habitat.
2018-Announces partnership with Building Conservation Trust (BCT) Coastal Conservation Association (CCA).
2018-Partnership between ForEverLast and Bay Flats Lodge.
2018-CCA Podcast – Episode 24 at Bay Flats Lodge “So you want to be a fishing guide?”
2018-Donated $1,000 Seadrift Library.
2018-Donated $1,000 to Seadrift FFA.
2018-Donated Holy House Academy The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham.
2018-Sponsored by Mercury Outboards.
2018-Sponsored by ES Custom Boats.
2017-Patsy Morales is hired to be Bay Flats Lodge Concierge.
2017 Captain Todd Jones joins our team of guides.
2017-Featured in American Waterfowler Magazine by Outdoor Writer Lefty Ray TX Train Wreck.
2017-Sponsor and Donor 2nd Annual Hector Mendiata Tunes & Tails Fishing Tournament.
2017-Calhoun County Fair Sponsor.
2017-“The Reef” our newest lodge addition sleeps 9 guests opens.
2017-Donated $8,000 2nd Annual Seadrift Shrimpfest Fishing Tournament for local causes.
2017-Randy Brown joins Bay Flats Lodge as Assistant Manager.
2017-Captain Garrett Wygyrs joins our team of guides.
2017-Captain Kevin Matula joins our team of guides.
2017-Added another circle rock fire ring with 10 new chairs.
2017- Added “The Flats” Suite Package.
2017-Donated to The Freeze Out Fishing Tournament $5,581 towards the Port O’Connor Library Fund.
2017-Donated $1,000 to Seadrift Volunteer Fire Department Annual Chili Supper from Shrimpfest Fishing Tournament Sponsored by Bay Flats Lodge.
2017-Donated $1,500 to The Harbor Children’s Alliance and Victim Center from Shrimpfest Fishing Tournament Sponsored by Bay Flats Lodge.
2017-Donated $1,500 to Seadrift Schools from Shrimpfest Fishing Tournament Sponsored by Bay Flats Lodge.
2016-Added New Ranger 4×4 QuackRack to our duck hunting program.
2016-Added Deer, Turkey, and Dove Hunting to our program.
2016-Captain John Wyatt joins Bay Flats Lodge.
2016-Captain Jeremy McClelland joins Bay Flats Lodge.
2016-Donated to Calhoun County High School Volleyball Team.
2016-Partners with Hector Mendiata Tunes & Tails Fishing Tournament & BBQ Cook Off.
2016- Partners with Old Victoria Outfitters.
2016-Partners with Yamaha.
2016-Partners with Flats Cat Boats.
2016-Partners with Bernies Boats and Motors.
2016-Partners with Coastline Trailers.
2016-Donated Blast & Cast trip to Memorial Herman Sugar Land Children’s Pediatrics Clay Shoot.
2016-Port Lavaca Auto Group chance to win Guided Fishing Trip for two at Bay Flats Lodge.
2016-Offering December Fishing Special.
2016-Donated to Hunter Hedrick’s Eagle Scout Project.
2016-Donated 32 beds to Women’s Crisis Center of Victoria.
2016-Sponsored Wisconsin Waterfowl Association Coastal Texas Dream Hunt .
2016-Donated to Calhoun County Golf Team.
2016-Sponsored 1st Annual Shrimpfest Fishing Tournament.
2016-Offering Airboat Red Fishing Trips.
2016-Offering February and March Discount Specials.
2016-Aquired custom guests, dietary, housekeeping, guide and lodging booking program.
2016-Captain Colton Knipling joins Bay Flats Lodge. A senior in high school, but plans on fishing & duck hunting with Bay Flats Lodge after graduation.
2016-Built walk in cooler-freezer to match the lodge.
2015-Hosted Houston Safari Club Wounded Warriors Blast & Cast.
2015-Bay Flats Lodge donated to Combat Marines Outdoors.
2015-Bay Flats Lodge donated to CCYFL.
2015-Featured in Sports Fishing Magazine September Issue “Stalk Redfish and Hunt Ducks with Gulf Cast-and-Blast Trips.”
2015-Installed 2 acres lighted concrete walkway between lodges.
2015-Captain Chris Martin featured writer Texas Fish & Game Magazine.
2015-Captain Chris Martin featured writer Coastal Angler Magazine.
2015-Captain Chris Martin featured writer Salty Angler Magazine.
2015-Thanks to all our guests, staff and guides for making October 2015 a great month.
2015-Gloria Spencer joins Bay Flats Lodge as morning cook.
2015-Announces February 2016 Fishing/Lodging discount.
2015-Captain Cody Spencer teams up to guide with Bay Flats Lodge.
2015-Captain Jeffrey Gardner teams up to guide with Bay Flats Lodge.
2015-Murray Martin joins Bay Flats Lodge as Operations Marketing and Accounts Manager.
2015-Captain Justin Nesloney teams up to guide airboat red fishing trips with Bay Flats Lodge.
2015-Captain Billy Freudensprung teams up to guide with Bay Flats Lodge.
2015-Spring Break Fishing Special.
2015-February Fishing Special Big Hit.
2014-Captain Ben Boudreaux teams up to guide with Bay Flats Lodge.
2014-Garden & Gun Magazine upcoming featured “The South’s Top Guides.”
2014-Team Thomas sponsored by Bay Flats Lodge wins First Place in API fishing tournament, top honors out of 212 boats.
2014-Ducks Unlimited Media Camp.
2014-Captain Chris Martin featured in book – A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting by R.K. Sawyer.
2014-New Waterloo Salinity and Phantom Fishing Rods in pro shop.
2014-BFL giving back to Seadrift with free bottled water at Seadrift Shrimpfest June 14.
2014-Announce 2015 February Fishing Special and Rates.
2014-Captain TJ Christensen takes on new roll as operations manager.
2014-Bay Flats Lodge sponsor of the Doug Pike Sports Talk Outdoor Show on 790 AM.
2014-BFL Winter Fishing Special Runs to March 31.
2013-Captain Doug Russell joins Bay Flats Lodge.
2013-Captain Chris Martin featured writer Texas Fish & Game Magazine.
2013-Captain Chris Martin featured writer Coastal Angler Magazine.
2013-Captain Chris Martin featured writer Salty Angler Magazine.
2013-Featured in Gun Dog Magazine September 2013 issue.
2013- Ducks Unlimited TV filmed at Bay Flats Lodge on the Outdoor Channel.
2013-BFL donates $1500 to Harbor House.
2013-Captain Bryan Steubing joins Bay Flats Lodge.
2013-Offering July-August Flounder Gigging trips.
2013-Planning 4 new suite’s expansion.
2013-Attends Houston Fishing Show.
2012-Redhead Paradise: Duck Hunting on the Texas Coast Outdoor Life Magazine featured Bay Flats Lodge.
2012-Captain Stephen Boriskie joins Bay Flats Lodge 11th fishing/duck hunting guide.
2012-Wounded Warrior Project & Houston Safari Club joined up at Bay Flats Lodge for a blast & cast weekend.
2012-Woods, Wings, & Water: Hunting season means less boat traffic Victoria Advocate Newspaper by Bink Grimes Outdoor Writer.
2012- Ducks Unlimited filming TV show at Bay Flats Lodge in November.
2012- Benelli On Assignment hosting outdoor writers at Bay Flats Lodge in December.
2012- Captain Nick Dahlman joins Bay Flat Lodge 10th fishing/duck guide.
2012- Lori Pendergrass promoted to fine dining.
2012- Bay Flats Lodge Captain Harold Dworaczyk “Redfish take up slack while specks in holding pattern” by Bink Grimes Victoria Advocate Newspaper
2012- New website complete.
2012- Captain Chris Martin becomes full-time writer for Coatal Angler Magazine.
2012-Are there trout in the surf this April? Victoria Advocate Newspaper by Bink Grimes.
2012- 1st Annual San Antonio Bay Recipe Challenge.
2012-Big Trout Leader is Greg S. while fishing with Captian Jason Wagenfehr.
2012-Ordered 2 new 2012 Airboats.
2012-Opens two new suites with two queen beds per suite.
2012-Attends the Houston Fishing Show 12th year.
2012-Big Trout Showing on Middle Coast by Outdoor Writer Bink Grimes featuring BFL Captain Harold Dwoarczyk.
2012-Captain Jonathan Hill joins Bay Flats Lodge 9th fishing/duck guide.
2012-Executive Chef Austin Brown joins Bay Flats Lodge.
2011-Hosted Ducks Unlimited Women’s Outdoor Media event.
2011-Collected trout brood stock for TPWD Sea Center Texas Hatchery, these trout will be responsible for millions of trout fingerlings next year.
2011-Fall Fishing Finally Flourishes by Bink Grimes features Captain Harold Dworaczyk.
2011-Worked with TPWD Sea Center Texas Hatchery to release 202,900 trout fingerlings into San Antonio Bay.
2011-New 20-foot custom airboat from American Airboats added to fleet of boats.
2011-Filmed TV show for NBC Sports with Majesty Outdoors and Columbia Sportswear with Mario who has Down syndrome.
2011-Welcomes Chef Greg as the full time chef.
2011-Worked with Texas Parks and Wildlife, Coastal Fisheries to release 226,000 Speckled Trout fingerlings in San Antonio Bay.
2011-“Catches improve dramatically with lighter winds” by outdoor writer Bink Grimes-Captain Harold Dwoarczyk featured in the Victoria Advocate Newspaper.
2011-Bay Flats Lodge featured in Victoria Advocate by outdoor writer Bink Grimes- Reefs producing steady catches of speckled trout guide Harold Dworaczyk.
2011-Bay Flats Lodge becomes member of the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce.
2011-Winds lay, fish respond featured in Victoria Advocate By Bink Grimes.
2011- Texas Bays Doing Just Fine Featured Bay Flat Lodge Victoria Advocate By Bink Grimes.
2011-Captain Jason Wagenfehr 2nd year in a row Big Trout Contest Guide.
2011-Wes wins 2011 BFL & TTF Big Trout Contest fishing with Captain Jason Wagenfehr.
2011-Named by the Orion Locations website as one of best destinations for wingshooting & fishing.
2011-Attends 36th Annual Houston Fishing Show.
2011-Guide Harold Dwoarczyk of Bay Flats Lodge found full limits of trout and redfish on TTF Flats Minnows in San Antonio Bay. Article written by outdoor writer Bink Grimes Victoria Advocate.
2011-Announces BFL & TTF Big Trout Contest for February and March.
2011-Announces Winter Fishing Special for January, February and March 2011.
2010-Bay Flats Lodge Captains report best fishing of the year by Bink Grimes Victoria Advocate.
2010-Cool weather just in time for duck season by Bink Grimes.
2010-Angie husband Capt. TJ and Dawn husband Capt. David win 2nd place POC Ladies Fishing Tournament.
2010-Captain Chris Martin article in September/October 2010 Airboating Magazine “Got Ducks!”
2010-September/October 2010 Issue Fins & Feathers story/Doug Pike page 57 Prime Living Magazine.
2010-Featured on Benelli On Assignment- Outdoor Channel-Texas Duck & Quail.
2010-Featured in Texas Sporting Journal Magazine Sept./Oct. issue Bay Flats Lodge A sportsman’s paradise on the bay by David Sikes.
2010-Bay Flats Lodge featured in Wildfowl Magazine August issue-Show’s On Capturing Gulf Coast Pintails for TV.
2010-Featured in Victoria Advocate Newspaper-It’s hot , but so is the fishing by Bink Grimes.
2010-Bay Flats Lodge Harold Dworaczyk featured in Victoria Advocatge “Green water still holding despite storm surge” by Bink Grimes.
2010-Bay Flats Lodge welcomes newest fishing/duck hunting guide Steven Boldt.
2010-Featured Bay Flats Lodge “Good fishing reports are good problem to have” by Bink Grimes Victoria Advocate.
2010-Welcomed Texas Sporting Journal outdoor writer David Sikes.
2010-Bay Flats Lodge Captain Harold Dworaczyk featured in Victoria Advocate by Bink Grimes “Inshore or offshore, fish are being caught.
2010-Bay Flats Lodge attends Ducks Unlimted Sporting Expo.
2010-Bay Flats Lodge introduces new blog.
2010-Bay Flats Lodge “Warmer tides have awakened fish” by Bink Grimes Victoria Advocate Newspaper.
2010-Bay Flats Lodge partnership with Texas Parks & Wildlife San Antonio Bay Spotted Sea Trout Enhancement efforts.
2010-Featured in American Hunter Magazine “The Waterfowl of San Antonio Bay” By Karl Wintersteen Senior Associate Editor.
2010-Sign Up Newsletter added to website.
2010-Premiere Package offering.
2010-Added new Video brochure on homepage “Watch Our Story”
2010-Added new Book Your Trip & Check Availability section.
2010-Added new “Watch Today’s Video Report” on homepage.
2010-Capt. Chirs Martin featured in “Winter weather has not hurt catches” by Bink Grimes Victoria Advocate Newspaper.
2010-Capt. TJ featured in blog by Kyle Wintersteen Senior Associate Editor American Hunter Magazine National Rifle Association of America ONE RUSTY BENELLI
2010-Capt. TJ and his black lab Red featured in Field & Stream Magazine Field Notes The Most Unbelievable Retrieve I’ve Ever Seen A guest post by Field & Stream Deputy Editor Jay Cassell.
2010-Teamed up with Benelli On Assignment and Federal Black Cloud with guests Peterson’s Hunting Magazine, Wildfowl Magazine, American Hunter Magazine, and Field & Stream Magazine to shoot TV show at Bay Flats Lodge.
2010-BFL Guide Harold Dworaczyk featured in “Warm temps don’t feel like duck weather” by Bink Grimes.
2009-Featured “Cooler weather should rejuvenate coastal fishing” by Bink Grimes Victoria Advocate.
2009-Hosted Ducks Unlimited National Media Camp.
2009-Sponsored Tails & Tunes “The First Annual”
2009-Featured “Fall weather pattern not the same” by Bink Grimes Victoria Advocate.
2009-Bay Flats Clothing Compmany opens.
2009- Captain David & wife Dawn along with Captain TJ & wife Angie win 2nd place in the 2009 POC Ladies Classic Fishing Tournament.
2009-Bay Flats Lodge in the Victoria Advocate Newspaper “First signs of fall are beginning to show” by Bink Grimes.
2009-Filmed national pilot cooking show at Bay Flats Lodge.
2009-Coming out with new Bay Flats Lodge Salsa.
2009-Captain Chris Martin Bay Flats Lodge featured in Victoria Advocate Newspaper by Bink Grimes “Hot water and low tides send fish deeper.”
2009-Added two brand new 2009 18×8 airboats to our fleet.
2009-Team Bay Flats wins 3rd place in the Tails & Tunes artificial division.
2009-Captain Chris Martin “Ideal conditions mean better catches” Victoria Advocate Newspaper by outdoor writer Bink Grimes.
2009-Captain Chris Martin featured in Texas Fish & Game 2009 Fishing Atlas as a Saltwater Contributor
2009-Bay Flats Lodge, Inc. is proud to give a $536 donation for the month of February to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation CCA/CPL Marine Development Center (Corpus Christi) to to enhance existing populations of red drum spotted sea trout and flounder in our bays.
2009-Featured in Victoria Advocate Newspaper “New moon, warmer tides improve catches” by Bink Grimes.
2009-Featured on 790 AM Radio Sports Show.
2009-Featured in Victoria Advocate Newspaper “Drought affects duck season” by Bink Grimes.
2009-Featured in Jan/Feb09 Ducks Unlimited Magazine “Texas Teal & Trout” by Will Brantley.
2008-Hosted Texas Ducks Unlimited Media Camp.
2008-Captain Cooper Hartman joins Team Bay Flats Lodge.
2008-Supported Victoira Advocate’s Newspaper in Education Program.
2008-Featured in San Antonio Express News “A break from tradition” by Ron Henry Strait.
2008-Captain Steve Nixon joins Team Bay Flats Lodge.
2008-Captain Scott Hataway joins Team Bay Flats Lodge.
2008-Featured article in Victoria Advocate Newspaper by Outdoor Writer Bink Grimes.
2008-Captain Chris Martin takes delivery of 2009 18×8 new airboat.
2008-Captain Rick Hammond joins Team Bay Flats Lodge.
2008-Donated to the RFA Jack Cowan Banquet.
2008-Featured in “Ike brings late start, good weather and mixed results for teal hunters” Corpus Christi Caller Times Newspaper Outdoor Writer David Sikes.
2008-Featured in Corpus Christi Caller Times Waterfowl Guides & Lodges by Outdoor Writer David Sikes.
2008-Featured article in Sporting Classic Magazine “Bull Sprig & Black Eagles” by Capt. Chris Martin.
2008-Featured on Benelli On Assignment TV Show “Texas Deer and Duck” aired on Versus TV.
2008-Donated to St. Cecilla Catholic School
2008-Giving Back-1% of total sales for guided fishing trips will be donated to Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation CCA/CPL Marine Development Center (Corpus Christi) to to enhance existing populations of red drum spotted sea trout and flounder in our bays.
2008-Listed in Victoria Guide Biz website as a featured business.
2008-Listed in Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Annual Hunting and Fishing Regulations Magazine “Saltwater Start-Up” by Ron Henry Strait.
2008-Featured in Victoria Advocate Newspaper “July fires off with consistent catches” by Outdoor writer Bink Grimes.
2008-Sponsored & donated trip to American Heart Association.
2008-Angie Christensen joins Team Bay Flats Lodge booking office.
2008-Bay Flats Lodge is growing and welcomes Sherman Johnson from Blanco, Texas as our new lodge master and cook.
2008-Featured in the Texas Propane Magazine “Getting Away from it All” by Julie Lake.
2008-Featured in Victoria Advocate Newspaper “There are signs of better fishing along the Texas shorelines” by outdoor writer Bink Grimes.
2008-Bay Flats Lodge featured in Norton Lures Product Catalog.
2008-12-pack soft sided insulated camo coolers in pro shop.
2008-Bay Flats Lodge attends Food Show in San Antonio.
2008-Bay Flats Lodge attends Houston Fishing Show.
2008-Donated to “Sightfest”
2007-Featured in The Victoria Advocate newspaper “Big fish respond to early spring weather” By outdoor writer Bink Grimes.
2007-Filmed Benelli On Assignment Waterfowl & Whitetail Hunting TV Show with host Joe Coogan featured on Versus TV
2007-The Baytown Sun Newspaper “Big Winter Trout” By Bink Grimes
2007- The Victoria Advocate Newspaper “Ducks can still be found during low tides” FUN IN THE MUD By Outdoor writer Bink Grimes.
2007-Bay Flats Lodge announces partnership with Waterloo Rod Company.
2007-The Victoria Advocate “Big winter trout are catchable in the wind” by outdoor writer Bink Grimes.
2007-Capt. TJ Christensen featured in The Houston Chronicle reports shooting 6-man limits of duck.
2007-Baytown Sun Newspaper “Duck numbers look good this year” By Bink Grimes, features Bay Flats Lodge & Capt. Chris Martin.
2007, Capt. Chris Martin takes delivery of new 2007 Majek Extreme with 225 Pro XS Mercury.
2007, Bay Flats Lodge welcomes a new and improved website.
2007, Featured in Texas Sporting Journal Magazine The Daily Double “cast & blast”.
2007, Featured in Texas Outdoors Journal Magazine Double Dip Trip “cast & blast”.
2007, Artist Bryan “Big Pop” Myers paints for Bay Flats Lodge customers.
2007, Featured in Tosh Brown’s new coffee table cook book.
2007, Team Bay Flats Lodge joins Victoria Chamber of Commerce.
2007, Takes delivery of new 2007 20×8 airboat by Air Ranger.
2007, Partnership with Colony Creek Country Club for Golf Fish Combos.
2007, Welcomes Lodge Master Rob Rauterkus.
2007, Welcomes new guides Jason Wagenfehr, James Welder, and Nathan Beabout.
2007, Capt. TJ Christensen wins 1st place Spaw Maxwell’s Arriba Pescado.
2007, Grand Opening of the New Bay Flats Lodge.
2007, Capt. Chris Martin featured on radio show with Texas Outdoors Magazine.
2007, Bay Flats Lodge host 790 AM Sports Animal Battle on the Bays with Doug Pike.
2007, Capt. Harold Dworaczyk wins 17th place Port O’ Connor Bash Tournament.
2006, Bay Flats Lodge featured in Texas Sporting Journal article “Gone In A Glimpse”.
2006, Team Bay Flats Lodge TJ Christensen win 2nd place HHO.
2006, Capt. Chris Martin featured in Houston Chronicle by Doug Pike.
2006, Capt. Chris Martin featured in Texas Lakes & Bays Fishing Magazine.
2006, Team Bay Flats Lodge Harold Dworaczyk win 1st place Texas Redfish Series Matagorda.
2006, Capt. Chris Martin wins 1st place in Spaw Maxwell’s Arriba Pescado Guides Cup Tournament.
2006, Capt. Chris Martin featured in Texas Lakes & Bays Fishing Magazine.
2006, Bay Flats Lodge featured in June issue of Field & Stream magazine.
2006, San Marcos-The Daily Record Newspaper “Blast and cast: The best of both worlds in one outing By Jim Darnell.
2006, Bay Flats Lodge on the South Texas Outdoors radio show with Doug Bird KKTX 1360 AM in Corpus Christi.
2006, Bay Flats Lodge radio commercial, ESPN 790 AM The Sports Animal.
2006, Bay Flats Lodge radio commercial, Inside the Outdoors with Doug Pike, ESPN 790 AM.
2006, Bay Flats Lodge donated to the Ronald McDonald House and the new Children’s Pediatric Gym at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
2006, Capt. Chris Martin featured in Texas Outdoors Magazine, Winter Wading Wonderland for Trophy Speckled Trout.
2006, Capt.Harold Dworaczyk wins 8th place, Capt. Chris Martin wins 18th place out of 58 teams in the Port O’Connor Bash.
2005, Capt. Chris Martin responsible for the development and design of the Laguna Texas Wader II fishing rod.
2005, Featured article Sport Fishing Magazine December Issue Guides Chris Martin “Winter Trout Wizardry…Gulf Coast Gladiators”.
2005, Team Bay Flats Lodge wins 2nd place Mid-Coast Guides Cup.
2005, Capt. Chris Martin host Texas Lady Anglers trip at Bay Flats Lodge.
2005, Capt.Harold Dworaczyk won 4th place, out of 50 teams in the Port O’Connor Bash Tournament.
2004, Capt. Chris Martin featured in this book Where, When and How to Wadefish Texas by Bink Grimes.
2004, Guide Chris Martin “Hall Boy’s” win 1st place heavy trout stringer & 3rd place big trout division, Jackson County Law Enforcement Tournament. All fish caught on Norton Bull Minnows (Mardi Gras & Margarita colors).
2004, Guide TJ Christensen wins 7th place, and Guide Chris Martin wins 12th place CCA Mid-Coast Guides Cup. All fish caught on Norton Bull Minnows (Mardi Gras & Margarita colors).
2004, Capt.Chris Martin hosted Gander Mountain “We Live Outdoores” TV Show, seen on OLN TV “Trip To Texas” Matagorda Island.
2004, Guide Chris Martin, TJ Christensen and Harold Dworaczyk fished 2nd Annual Tom Nix Memorial Bash Live Trout Tournament- No place.
2003, Guide TJ Christensen guided his team to a 2nd place win in the Tres Amigos Fishing Tournament.
2003, 2003-Capt. Chris Martin team takes a tough 14th place in CCA-Mid Coast (Victoria) POC Guides Cup.
2003, Capt. TJ Christensen wins 1st Place in the Uncle Wiggley’s 2003 invitational.
2003, Capt. Chris Martin and Capt. Harold Dworaczyk teamed up to take 13th place out of 30 teams in the 1st Annual Port O’Connor Bash live trout weigh in.
2002, Capt. TJ Christensen wins first place in the 4th Annual Uncle Wiggley’s Invitational.
2001, Capt. Chris Martin wins 9th Place in the Port O’Connor Troutmasters Tournament.
2001, Capt. Chris Martin guides all ladies team using artificial lures to win 2nd Place in Rockport’s Babes on the Bay Tournament.
2000, Capt. Chris Martin wins 2nd Place in the Port O’Connor Troutmasters Tournament.