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.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.
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.
Although not yet finalized, the TPWD “proposed” 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.
With temps warming up and the tide dropping fishing is getting back to what we have been use to here on the Middle Coast. Walking knee to thigh deep grass beds throwing Down South Lures soft plastics, we saw limits of trout and reds today.
Opening Day of deer season is a treasured tradition throughout Texas. It is a day when families come together in the field to celebrate the hunt. Uncles coach their nieces and nephews on trigger technique. Grandmothers bake everyone’s favorite pie. Grandpa spins tall tales of the black panther he saw down by the creek that evening.
Texas Outdoors Network is headed out to Honey Brake Lodge to test drive the new Polaris Ranger XP 1000! Scheduled events include hard-core testing of the new Polaris line up, skeet shooting, teal hunting, and hog hunting with dogs!
Polaris is the undisputed leader in All Terrain Vehicles. We have a long-term 2017 Ranger XP 1000 out on demo and it is fantastic! Smooth, powerful, and fast. The new 2018 is even better.
Honey Brake Lodge: “Honey Brake, located on 20,000 acres of the old Louisiana Delta Plantation and nestled on the banks of beautiful Larto Lake and its tributaries, offers the avid outdoorsman a unique array of outdoor recreational opportunities all on one property. Louisiana’s premier duck and waterfowl hunting lodge has year round outdoor experiences.”
Special thanks to Donna with Polaris for inviting us on this awesome adventure! Stay tuned for a full report.
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Trijicon purchased IR Defense last year and is aggressively moving into Thermal night vision devices. The first four products include the IR-Hunter and REAP-IR thermal riflescopes, the IR-Patrol thermal monocular, and the SNIPE-IR thermal clip-on. One of their target markets is hog hunting.
We know hog hunting! It is one of our favorite activities. We were fortunate enough to receive one of the first IR-HUNTER thermal riflescopes to hit the field. It is impressive to say the least.
Hunting is an excellent outdoor activity enjoyed by many people. Most people think hunting down a turkey is a walk in the park, forgetting or underestimating the prowess of a turkey and its peas sized head. Turkey hunting may be quite the challenge especially for those who are a tyro in the art of hunting. Despite their heavyweight, turkeys are fast movers and fliers. Before going out for your turkey hunting expedition, it is important that you have a clear picture of where to shoot a turkey. Continue reading 7 Tips You Need To Implement To Become A Better Turkey Hunter→
I have always been a big fan of All Seasons feeders but decided to purchase the Lamco Feeders UTV Road Feeder to run on the back of my Polaris Ranger. I have seen Lamco Feeders in the field and knew they are a quality build. The primary advantage of the Lamco is that it is purpose-built to mount on the back of a side-by-side. The feeder fits into the receiver hitch of your Mule or Ranger as you would expect but the clever guys at Lamco designed a raised extension tube that extends behind the bed and below the tailgate.