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Warm Water Equals Hot Action at Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

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WARM WATER EQUALS HOT ACTION

MONDAY – May 7th

Capt. Billy Freudensprung – Finished the weekend on a good note with several solid trout being caught, with an immeasurable amount of fun catching hefty reds thrown in the mix. Today I had an opportunity to wade fish with a husband and wife party who finished their day with limits of trout and one flounder. If the wind stays calm for you, try getting out to the San Antonio Bay shell pads if you can. The water’s heating up, and so is the bite (whenever the wind allows).

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Capt. Cooper Hartmann – We’ve had a couple descent weather days, which has helped a bit with the fishing. A lot of hefty reds have been brought to the side of the boat recently, which will only continue to be the case as waters get warmer, and as summer gets closer.

TUESDAY – May 8th

Capt. Nick Dahlman – A member of my fishing party today caught a spotted San Antonio Bay big gal that was sitting in shallow water near the tip of an oyster reef. This beautiful speck stretched to almost 28-inches on the measuring board, and weighed-in at over 7-pounds. After taking several memorable photos, this big sow was released so as to be able to fight another day. What a wonderful fish!

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Capt. Stephen Boriskie – Wade fishing with lures was the customer request today, and the day was nothing ordinary. One newbie to wading, and two veterans, made for a fun and teaching/learning kind of day. Aside from the first fish being a stingray for the novice, he was less terrified of the saltwater varmints as the day progressed, and we initiated another fine lure-chunking wade fisherman – can’t have too many of those! We abandoned the trout quest after boxing enough for dinner and spent several hours searching for redfish, only to come up short. That’s why it’s fishing, and not catching sometimes I guess. Come see us and allow us to help you become a better angler, and share our passion of the salty life on the mid-coast of Texas.

Capt. Jeremy McClelland – Today started out as a grinder, as we could not seem locate a strong bite anywhere. However, and after a lot of searching and hard work, we finally found what we were looking for. We had to stay out on the water a little later than expected, but we closed the day out with a box of solid specks on a strong bite!

Capt. Kevin Matula – Had a good couple of days with this group from all over the country. We got our trout on Monday, but couldn’t seem to get on any slot reds. These guys had a biggest-red pot at risk, so their goal today was to target just redfish in an effort to win the pot. So, off we went in search of what they wanted. It took a few different stops, but we found the one they needed. This fish came in at just under 2-inches, and it won them the biggest-red pot. Congrats to Mike on getting this fish in the boat!

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Capt. Todd Jones – Had the rare opportunity to wade with lures over the past two days. Our overall numbers were a little disappointing, but the quality of our trout helped to make up for it, with most being in the 20″-21″ range. Joe, out on his first wade fishing trip throwing artificial baits, caught his very first redfish. The ol’ captain even managed a good one. To all those familiar with the Bucee’s “super flush” toilets, then you’ll understand the sound this 26″ big girl made when she crushed a clown colored Super Spook. A few quick pictures and she was released to fight another day! Air and water temps are warming up, and the big fish will soon follow.

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WEDNESDAY – May 9th

Capt. Cody Spencer – The last two days have been pretty good. The wind has finally given us a break, and we were able to take advantage of it today! We were wading today while throwing artificial baits, and everyone had a good time – the weather cooperated, as did the fish!

Capt. Todd Jones – An even more rare opportunity this morning, to be able to fish with two highly skilled lure fishermen. Mark and John, CCA Board Directors, came down with a group of other members in recognition of the partnership between Bay Flats Lodge and CCA Building Conservation Trust. We only had a half-day, and the guys wanted a chance to sight cast a few redfish. It wasn’t long before I realized just how serious they were. CCA Corpus Christi president Mark, hooked up on a nice redfish while drifting with lures, and we were off to a good start! These guys could spot the fish, and made some perfect casts to get the big bites. They caught and released several redfish that were tricked by 1/4oz gold spoons in almost gin clear water over heavy grass. They spotted fish tailing, and making big pushes, and crashing bait. The coolest part was watching Mark spot a pod of 8-10 redfish with their tails up in a big red ball. He dragged the spoon through and the water exploded, and the line started stripping. Not something that even I get to see on a regular basis. Glad it all lined up just right for a couple of really good guys. Thanks for all you do to help keep our fisheries and waterfowl habitats thriving!

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BAY FLATS LODGE RESORT & MARINA

A Corporate Destination

If you’re seeking an unparalleled way to take your corporate outing to the next level, we invite you to experience Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina. You’ll recognize a sense of style the moment you drive onto the property. A quiet location, manicured grounds, a first-class lodge at the edge of San Antonio Bay, and a warm, friendly staff all add up to low-key luxury for you and your corporate party.

A well-planned logistical setup allows us to provide our guests with a unique level of fishing and hunting services not normally experienced elsewhere. You won’t be transported to and from a public boat ramp, and you won’t be expected to leave your vehicle unattended in a potentially unsafe surrounding. The layout of the resort offers our guests the enjoyment of immediate access to a waterside marina that houses all of the guide boats within just a few steps of the resort.

We are confident we will become your choice corporate getaway destination. We’re within equal driving distance from Houston, Austin, or San Antonio, and even a shorter distance from Corpus Christi International Airport. We look forward to welcoming you and your corporate party to the preferred lodge on the Texas coast, where you’re always within casting distance of pure pleasure and relaxation.

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A Look Into May at Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

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A Look Into May

May is here, and coastal anglers can count on air temperatures reaching into the 80’s and 90’s as we progress through this month and into the next. Inshore water temperatures will also recognize a climb in May as we anticipate the warming of the climate to take area bay waters to a temperate 75 to 80-degrees. This means local shallows will come alive once again with thriving sea grasses and a multitude of aquatic species, some of which are actively sought after by predator game fish such as the speckled trout and the red fish.

As May arrives, we are generally already into the annual speckled trout spawn which usually gets underway in most coastal regions of the Gulf of Mexico by mid-to-late April. The male trout will be actively ready to spawn every night, while the larger females will look to spawn anywhere between once a week to once a month throughout the summer months and on into the month of September in many cases. The month of May will be a time of a heightened trout appetite, and due to this hunger anglers can often expect the bite to become somewhat aggressive in nature.

Due to the air and water warming this month, and because of a fierce trout hunger right now, anglers should look to find an early morning and late evening bite in some of the skinniest water they’ve fished in since October of last year. Look to focus much of your May effort atop flats areas consisting primarily of sand and grass, and expect to locate baitfish activity, which will almost certainly lead you to some hot trout action. Anglers should try to be in place along the flats prior to sunrise, but then be prepared to follow the baitfish as they migrate away from shore later in the morning as the sun rises high into the sky and is given a chance to heat the shallows to a point that drives the fish into the comforts of deeper, cooler water.

For all the artificial-bait enthusiasts out there, now is a great time to polish your top water skills and techniques. As mentioned earlier, the trout bite can become nothing less than ferocious during this part of the year, and there is absolutely nothing more exciting than having a hungry sow trout take her aggravation out on your top water lure. And for all those who like fishing solely with live bait, look for this month to be the start of what is sure to become yet another fine summer of croaker fishing. Good luck, and keep grindin’!

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Quick Early Morning Trout at Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

TUESDAY – April 24th

Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – Skies were beautiful, and the wind wasn’t too bad at all (most of the time). Today fishing started out being extremely slow for us – couldn’t locate them right away. However, stuck it out and were finally rewarded with a box of trout by the days end.

WEDNESDAY – April 25th
Capt. Stephen Boriskie – Today the big girls came out to play, as my guys boxed solid keeper trout about every 30 minutes, which was nice because that pace kept the interest and anticipation at a high level. Some stops yielded cast after cast of hookups on small trout, but the good ones were spread out. Action continues to be strong with the lower wind speeds the past two days. How long will the nice weather last? If you figure that one out, please let us know!

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Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – Some days it just doesn’t matter what you do, you can’t do anything wrong. It seemed like everywhere we went today resulted in us doing a lot of catching, as we ended up with a good box of trout and drum. These same guests will be fishing again tomorrow, but the weather forecast is calling a little bit different conditions. We’ll see what happens!

Capt. Todd Jones – My guys today opted out of the group photo with their fish, but I snuck in a few action shots in between stacking trout in the cooler. Pretty good bite today, with a three-man limit of trout to 18″, along with three black drum to add to the count. Big thanks goes out to Capt. Stephen Boriskie for the fishing report that helped my crew polish off their last few. Back after ’em again tomorrow on a half-day trip with the same group!

THURSDAY – April 26th
Capt. Stephen Boriskie – Day 2 with some fine folks who enjoyed summer yesterday and winter today, with an overnight cold front knocking us around. Good thing they wanted to be back at the dock at 10:00am, because while we scratched out a one-man trout limit they were not prepared for the cold blast. Good couple days and some firsts for some of the guys who have not fished for more than a quarter century!

Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – From a weather standpoint, we had a much different day today – early morning north wind, clouds, and cooler temperatures. As a result, the bite turned out being hit-n-miss most of the day, but today’s guests picked away at them until we had a few descent fish for the box.

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FRIDAY – April 27th
Capt. Billy Freudensprung – Today was a beautiful day to be out on the water. The Doug T. party dug in and got it done, and they finished their day just one trout shy of their 3-man limit (got a black drum to take it’s place).

Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – It was Day #1 on the water with two Bay Flats Lodge guests that are brothers that never have bay fished before. They had a day that they will remember for a long time to come!

Capt. Kevin Matula – It was a nice day to be on the water, even with the extremely low tides. This father and son were able to get some trout and reds before they wanted to call it a day. I think 14 year-old Carter was in need of nap after getting up so early. Good time all around. I hope tomorrow brings them more fish before they have to head out.

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Capt. Todd Jones – Since several in the group couldn’t make it down, Dean got stuck riding solo with me this morning. The action was HOT at the first stop, and Dean continued catching one trout after another for the first hour of the morning. We culled out fish for a while, ending up with his five trout up to 20″. We left ’em biting in search of some bigger pulls. After a dozen or so undersized reds, we got on a little black drum bite. Dean landed three up to 22″ before we headed in. Great day out on the water with a repeat customer!

SATURDAY – April 28th
Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – Well, what a great Day #2 on the water today the two brothers that I had yesterday, who just thought the fishing was great yesterday! Today they went over the top and had limits of speckled trout, redfish and black drum. They are already trying to figure out how to book another trip soon back to Bay Flats Lodge.

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Capt. Kevin Matula – Had another good day on the water with this father/son group. They wanted to leave a little later this morning so they could get a little more sleep but that didn’t stop the fish from biting. The trout bite was hot at the first stop with bites coming every cast. They needed to be back at the dock early so they could get on the way home to Dallas. Good times!

SUNDAY – April 29th
Capt. Stephen Boriskie – Past two days have been dreamy for filling the box with limits of solid trout and getting it done early in the morning. Customers are enjoying the finest in food, lodging and fishing and that will continue throughout the spring and summer, so give us a ring and get in on the action.

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Capt. Kevin Matula – Another fun day on the water with Mike and Mike today. I had to come up with some nick names to get it sorted out. They got it done today with their trout and a few blue cats.

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The Late Spring Pattern at Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina

 

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April 26, 2018

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The Late Spring Pattern

The past couple weeks have shown us two minor frontal passages that cooled things down more than anticipated. During cooler times, marine life activity slows to somewhat of a crawl. The metabolism of the game fish shifts into low gear and the fish reduce the amount of energy they expend – for doing anything like feeding, and even swimming. In slowing down their feeding patterns they reserve whatever small amount of energy they may have so they can utilize it for brief, violent, thrusts upon unsuspecting food sources – and baitfish are none the different. Like the game fish, their bodies also slow down, as do their activities. This is the reason why you normally don’t see a lot of baitfish, at least not in numbers, scurrying along the surface of the water once temperatures fall. But don’t let that fool you, as they’re there. They’re often just below the surface, and often in numbers, but you don’t notice them because they aren’t running for their lives due to the inactivity of the larger game fish. Be certain that any baitfish activity, whatsoever, that you may witness during these cooler periods should signal to you the presence of game fish.

With these recent mood swings in the weather along our coast, fishing can sometimes become hit or miss on any given day, and locating bait activity during these changing conditions can mean the difference between success and failure. To ignite the opportunities at hand, there are a few things anglers can do in order to take full advantage of these changing times. Train yourself to study and document the altering and varying patterns associated with the environmental and biological transitions. For example, wind direction shall start becoming predominantly southern in origin during spring as the wind speeds become enhanced by the rising offshore Gulf water temperatures. So, begin taking mental note of areas that tend to produce the greatest on southerly winds.

Also, learn to recognize the need to be at a particular place while operating under certain weather conditions or where to be at the right time of the day. Impress upon yourself the fact that you do not need to spend precious time in areas that haven’t sufficiently produced for you under your current weather and wind conditions. Also, remember to consistently maintain focus on the task at hand. If it’s size you’re after instead of mere quantity then direct your emphasis on what it’s going to take in order to realize a trophy. Keep grinding when everyone else takes a break from the action, and you might just find yourself recognizing your personal best-ever springtime trophy. Remember to practice CPR, “Catch, Photo, and Release”, whenever possible on trophy Trout and Reds.

This Week’s Featured Article:

Big and Small

By Randy Brown – BFL Manager

There is greatness to be found in both the large, and the small. No one will argue that the grandeur of a mountain is breathtaking. On the other hand, the beauty of a small flower blossom can be just as overwhelming. A newborn fawn can be just as mesmerizing as a buck that scores over 200 points. Greatness is found in both the immense, and in the tiny.

For the past few weeks Bay Flats Lodge has been full. Large corporate groups have made the place ring with laughter every night of the week, and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon. You won’t find any complaints here about having a full house, but we do also enjoy those nights of just a few guests, a little more subdued atmosphere, and a more intimate setting.

So, when you book your trip with us, you may be part of a big night or a small one. Either way, we’ll be glad to have you, and you can plan a great experience!

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Upcoming Events

May 17th – Combat Marine Outdoors

Their program serves as a vehicle to demonstrate to these Marines, Sailors, and other service members that there are tens of thousands of patriotic Americans who truly care about these brave warriors and are willing to show their appreciation and support by providing once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventures in some of the most incredible places in the world. It will be our honor and our privilege to host the members of such a fine organization.

CCA Texas – S.T.A.R. Tournament 2018

May 26th through September 3rd, 2018

This year we are rolling out our brand new CCA Texas Guides Division. The addition of this division DOES NOT affect any other part of the tournament and guides are still ineligible in other divisions. It is the hope of Texas STAR and CCA Texas to be able to reward Texas fishing guides who support marine conservation, and empower them to help recruit more anglers into the CCA mission through this new division. The division winner will be taking home a new 26′ Mowdy Cat, Mercury 225hp ProXS OptiMax outboard, and custom Coastline trailer.

BFL’s Fishing Specials:

August’s “Beat the Heat” Fishing Special

*** Live Bait NOT Included ***

2 Guests Per Boat = $ 368.00 Per Guest

3 Guests Per Boat = $ 300.00 Per Guest

4 Guests Per Boat = $ 282.00 Per Guest

Includes (per guest):

  • Overnight Lodging and Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax
  • Dinner – Complete with two appetizers, complimentary wine and dessert
  • Hot Breakfast Buffet
  • Boat Lunch – Complete with sandwich, chips, cookies, soft drinks and water
  • Fish Processing

BFL’s Grass Roots Wade Fishing with Lures Special

When you book 3 wading with artificial bait trips, you will receive your 4th wading with artificial bait trip 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 of Our Recent Guests Had To Say…

Capt. Kevin Matula was a truly great guide – extremely helpful and conversational!

Zach W. 2/25/18

Capt. Nick Dahlman is a nice, sincere young man, and a pleasure to fish and visit with!

Mark H. 4/25/18


There is nowhere like Bay Flats, and no staff like your staff! Period! End of story! THE BEST! The front of the house is what makes or breaks a business. It is not just about how well they do their assigned job, it is also about their ability to engage client after client, quickly identifying commonalities, and maintaining engagement for an extended period of time. Capt. Cooper Hartmann – all I will say is NEVER let him get away! He put us on A PLETHORA of fish, rolled with our crazy conversations, had great music, and instantly had us feeling like we had known him for years. Again, NEVER let him go! The food – OH MY GAWD, SOOO GOOD! From appetizers to dinner YAAAAS! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and y’all KNOCK IT OUT OF THE PARK! The ladies serving, preparing, serving, greeting – they are PRICELESSS and I found myself feeling like we were in a friend’s home for each meal! EXCELLENCE! Gorgeous! Pristine! FANTASTIC! Thank y’all for being my favorite place on earth! – Lori H. 2/25/18

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Five-Day Weather Forecast

Thursday 0 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 76F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.

Friday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 82F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday 20 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 80F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

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Partly cloudy skies. High 79F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.

Monday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 79F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph.

Synopsis:

Offshore flow will weaken through Thursday afternoon. Winds will briefly veer to the east on Thursday night, but another surge of high pressure will shift the winds back to the northeast again on Friday. Onshore flow is expected to return Saturday and strengthen to a moderate flow on Sunday.

Coastal Water Temperature:

Port Aransas 73.9 degrees

Seadrift 79.0 degrees

Matagorda Bay 77.0 degrees

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April’s Constant Variances at Bay Flats Lodge

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Bay Flats Lodge on San Antonio Bay

April 9, 2018

April’s Constant Variances

It seems as though the past couple weeks have thrown us every weather variable imaginable. We have seen everything from intermittent showers accompanied by subtle north winds to that of brilliantly bright days with winds pumping strong out of the south. With these variances in winds we have also been dealing with the associated changes in tidal conditions, some of which have been extreme – finish the afternoon with a high bull tide, only to awaken the next morning to a tide so low you might think it was still wintertime. Dealing with such conditions can be, and has been, somewhat of a challenge when attempting to locate fish on a daily basis. However, you can also look at differing conditions as being a wonderful opportunity for you to hone your strategy skills for future ventures.

For example, if you happen to be fishing a particular area that is concealed from a strong south wind during an excessive high tide period, look around the immediate vicinity to see where game fish might setup their ambush point in the event the area you are in begins emptying water and baitfish into the larger bay system due to abrupt wind and tide changes. Take note of these dumping points and use them to your advantage when staging your next wade session in the same area, but have exact opposite weather and tide conditions.

Conversely, if you happen to be wading a back lake area or even an open shoreline during exceptionally low tide conditions, make mental notes of the locations of uncovered structure – bay bottom features such as sand bars, oyster reefs, bare guts, grassy areas – that are not usually exposed. Next time you fish the same area under normal conditions you will not only be able to safely navigate the area, but will also be able to position yourself so as to focus your efforts on these structured locations for prime results.

For the past year, the fishing along our Texas coast has become increasingly good, and we anticipate it to only get better as we progress through spring and into summer. As we all continue to relish in all that our great fisheries have to offer, it is important for us to realize the necessity for replenishing that natural resource that we have enjoyed for so many years, and that is why Bay Flats Lodge has partnered with CCA Texas and their National Habitat Program, the Building Conservation Trust. All of our lodge guests now have the opportunity to get involved and donate, and we will match all of our customer donations as we submit them to CCA. With your help, these groups will be able to enhance marine life from Matagorda Bay to Rockport that will be appreciated and enjoyed by the local community for many generations to come. Donate today to make a difference! Until next time, remember to practice CPR, “Catch, Photo, and Release”, whenever possible on trophy Trout and Reds…Guide Chris Martin, Port O’Connor/Seadrift region. www.BayFlatsLodge.com …1-888-677-4868

In The News

First BFL Check Is Written to Building Conservation Trust – CCA Texas

And so it begins – Bay Flats Lodge partnership with the Building Conservation Trust is officially launched with our first check written to BCT. We want to say thank you to our great customers who have generously given, and we at Bay Flats Lodge are happy to match their gifts. These donations are going to habitat projects here in the central Texas coast from Matagorda Bay to Rockport. As these funds accumulate and are put to use, all those who enjoy the fishing and hunting that the Texas mid-coast provides will benefit. Check out the BCT Spring 2018 Newsletter – There are lots of great things going on with CCA’s National Habitat Program! Read on to learn more about new habitat projects, partnerships and ways you can get involved. https://mailchi.mp/89f4e2792e84/bct-spring-2018-newsletter

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Ducks Unlimited Event Held at BFL

Bay Flats Lodge is proud to have been selected to host Ducks Unlimited this past weekend for their annual meetings, along with a 10-boat, 2-day fishing session. The camaraderie was awesome, and everybody seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed the stay with us. More noticeable, however, was the passion and the love everyone shared for the common good of conserving our nation’s ever-dwindling wetlands – a conservancy effort required in order to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. DU conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl, which also benefits other wildlife and people. Waterfowl conservation is facing important challenges as wetlands and other habitats are being degraded and destroyed across the continent, and Ducks Unlimited has a vision to reverse that trend.

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Upcoming Events

May 17th – Combat Marine Outdoors

Due to damages incurred by Hurricane Harvey, Seadrift’s own legendary seafood restaurant, Barkett’s, will no longer be opening their doors to the public. In Barkett’s absence, Bay Flats Lodge has volunteered to serve as host to this year’s annual luncheon event for the Combat Marine Outdoors organization. Their program serves as a vehicle to demonstrate to these Marines, Sailors, and other service members that there are tens of thousands of patriotic Americans who truly care about these brave warriors and are willing to show their appreciation and support by providing once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventures in some of the most incredible places in the world. It will be our honor and our privilege to host the members of such a fine organization.

CCA Texas – S.T.A.R. Tournament 2018

May 26th through September 3rd, 2018

Just like your lure presentation, CCA is always working to improve the CCA Texas STAR Tournament. This year we are rolling out our brand new CCA Texas Guides Division. The addition of this division DOES NOT affect any other part of the tournament and guides are still ineligible in other divisions. It is the hope of Texas STAR and CCA Texas to be able to reward Texas fishing guides who support marine conservation, and empower them to help recruit more anglers into the CCA mission through this new division. The division winner will be taking home a new 26′ Mowdy Cat, Mercury 225hp ProXS OptiMax outboard, and custom Coastline trailer.
Division framework: All eligible guides who were present when a member of their party catches any fish on the final leaderboard on a paid, or unpaid trip, will be entered into a drawing to win the division, pending polygraphs. Drawing will be held after the final winner board is posted. Entries will be weighted in descending order based upon final standings, with a division-winning fish (including all tagged redfish winners) being worth five entries and a fifth place fish being worth one entry. The guide must be listed on the angler’s Official STAR weigh-in form to receive entries. Please see www.startournament.org for eligibility requirements and further details.

This Week’s Featured Special:

BFL’s Grass Roots Wade Fishing Lures Special

Our original customer base of the mid-1990’s consisted primarily of customers who loved to wade fish with artificial bait, and it was that clientele which stood as the foundation upon which we have grown Bay Flats Lodge into the company it has become today. In recognition of our grass roots, we’re getting back to the basics this year by offering a special deal to all of the wading and artificial enthusiasts out there. Beginning April 1, 2018, when you book 3 wading with artificial bait trips, you will receive your 4th wading with artificial bait trip 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

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Here’s What Some of Our Recent Guests Had To Say…

The lodge staff and our fishing guide, Capt. Jeremy McClelland, were very accommodating and helpful. Keep up the great service! – Clay R. 4/9/18

The staff was professional with a great attitude, and the food was great (the quail was wonderful)! Capt. Doug Russell was awesome! – Mark L. 4/8/18

Capt. Jeremy McClelland was excellent and extremely competent. Probably was the the best fishing guide I’ve ever fished with. Kudos! – Greg D. 4/8/18

Everybody is great! TJ was there to meet us and made sure we had everything we needed and got us settled in. He always remembers our group and makes sure he spends time with us to make everyone feel welcome. I fished with Capt. Harold Dworaczyk one day and Capt. Jason Wagenfehr the next. They are both excellent guides who make sure you know the game plan but let you do your thing as well. Best guides around! The food is always top-notch! Can’t wait until 5:30pm each day to dig in to those appetizers! We stayed in the new house. We had the whole house to ourselves and had an awesome time! Keep doing what you’re doing! – Kerry J. 4/8/18

Five-Day Weather Forecast

Tuesday 0 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Partly cloudy skies. High 76F. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

A mainly sunny sky. High 76F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Wind increasing. A few clouds from time to time. High 77F. Winds SSE at 20 to 30 mph.

Friday 80 % Precip. / 0.06 in

Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. It will be windy. High 79F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Saturday 20 % Precip. / 0.0 in

Some clouds early. Mostly sunny along with windy conditions during the afternoon. High 72F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Synopsis:

A moderate to strong northeast flow will develop and continue into Tuesday, with the flow slowly weakening in the afternoon. Small Craft Advisories are likely for the gulf for part of Tuesday. Winds will gradually shift around to the southeast Tuesday night and Wednesday, becoming weak to moderate. Onshore flow will increase Thursday into Friday ahead of another cold front that will move through Friday night into Saturday.

Coastal Water Temperature:

Port Aransas 69.1 degrees

Seadrift 66.9 degrees

Matagorda Bay 66.0 degrees

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Continue reading April’s Constant Variances at Bay Flats Lodge

Report by Capt. Nick Dahlman Wade Fishing Lure Pro

April 1, 2018

Wade Fishing has been very productive the past few weeks. From Corkys to top-waters take your pick. Most of the Trout and Reds are currently holding over shallow sand and grass with water temps around 70 degrees. The March Full Moon has kicked off the spawn and some Big Trout have been caught and released the past few days. April looks to be a stellar month for wade-fishing for Big Trout in the San Antonio Bay region. Come see me at Bay Flats Lodge.

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P.O. Box 580
Seadrift, Texas 77983-0580
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