Redfish Meltdown at Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

REDFISH MELTDOWN

Redfish Meltdown
Redfish Meltdown

Splash! Drag! The fight was on! Well, after deliberating with several guides and getting a different answer from each one, I decided to go find my own fish. After two uneventful sets, we witnessed large swirls tight to the shoreline. The redfish action was non-stop for almost 2-hours while experiencing immediate hook sets just as soon as the shrimp hit the water. My fishing partners today were our granddaughter, Briley, and our daughter, Stacy. Deb and I really never had a chance to fish, as we were too busy helping. Stacy came out on top with her landing 15 reds, while Briley landed 11. We kept enough for tonight’s dinner and released the rest. I hope you enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed the fishing!

THE GUIDE REPORT

THURSDAY – Oct 4th

Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – This was Day #2 with the McCoy’s group, and they had a really good day on the water. They managed full limits of speckled trout, as well as seven very nice slot-size redfish. It turned out being a good day at the office for this crew!

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Capt. Heath Borchert – This morning we had a half-day trip with customers all the way from West Virginia to Dilley, Texas. There seemed to be a lull between catches for them, but it turned out that none of the catches were wasted time, as all were great fish. I guess it’s not always about the quantity, as it is the quality. Good job today guys, and I hope to see y’all again soon!

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FRIDAY – Oct 5th

Capt. Todd Jones – I couldn’t quite get the girls out of the small fish today, but they did find a few that were smile-worthy! They added in a few trout and drum along with their four reds to have a decent day. Out for a half-day tomorrow in search of the bigger pulls!

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SATURDAY – Oct 6th

Capt. Doug Russell – Today’s party of four from the Robert T. group managed to get a few fish to bite their hooks before calling it a day! These guys put a full-limit of black drum in the cooler, as well as a two-man limit of redfish – three really big reds. The smiles on their face told the whole story of the day! Nice job guys!

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Capt. Todd Jones – Short three-hour window to fish, and then stronger winds changed up our morning strategy. A change in the boat line-up also added Eric, his wife Nikki, Jo, and returning passenger Crystal from yesterday. Everyone had a few big pulls this morning, but Nikki trumped everyone with her three drum at 22″, 23″, and 24″! Glad we found a quick bite on a short trip. Two days of fishing with a fun group!

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Capt. Chris Martin, and his wife Deb, permanently reside in Seadrift, Texas. They are the proud owners and operators of Bay Flats Lodge, which overlooks the pristine waters of San Antonio Bay.

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