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When You Get Here . . .

YETI mugs with the BFL logo

My wife, Deb, and I have been hosting anglers and hunters here at our lodge in Seadrift, Texas, for the past 20 years. Nothing makes us happier than being able to share this incredible ecological community with our guests. As a guest at Bay Flats Lodge, you now receive Yeti drinkware as a token of our appreciation.

Your Yeti cup serves a much greater role than simply being a gift to you. It represents the first step in our mission to eliminate our use of plastics. Phase one of our environmental conservation effort entailed discontinuing our use of Styrofoam cups. You’ll now use your new Yeti during happy hour in the outdoor kitchen, or for sipping your coffee at breakfast, as we no longer offer disposable drinkware.

The ecosystem in our surrounding bays is unique in the sense that speckled trout, redfish, and various baitfish provide us with year-round fishing opportunities. These bays are our livelihood. They’re how we support our families, including the families of our guides and employees. The welfare of our fishery and marshlands depends heavily upon us maintaining a clean ecosystem. Follow-on phases of our conservation efforts include the elimination of all single-use plastic bottles – both at the Lodge, as well as on the boats. We’re also planning to do away with the plastic shopping bags in our Pro Shop, which will then be followed by the elimination of plastic dishes and eating utensils that are used during our daily happy hour in our outdoor kitchen.

The fact that you chose Bay Flats Lodge is a great honor to us, and we sincerely hope you enjoy your stay.