|IN THE NEWS AT BAY FLATS LODGE
The month of May has been another record setting month at Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina. The generosity of our customers continues to amaze us! This month, Bay Flats Lodge customers donated $1766.33 to the Building Conservation Trust (BCT), and we’re happy to match their gift. These funds are going directly to building and restoring fishing habitat on the central Texas coast. So, even if you haven’t been to Bay Flats and contributed personally, all of us who love the coastal area are beneficiaries of these thoughtful donations!
THE GUIDE REPORT
MONDAY – May 28th
Capt. Stephen Boriskie – Today was Day #1 with this fantastic family! Slow start and a fast finish! Today’s family was kicking-off summer together in style at Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina. Special thanks to fellow BFL guide David McClelland for sharing info today. Respectfully, celebrating Memorial Day, keeping those who paid the ultimate price near and dear to our heart – giving all so that we can enjoy our simple pleasures in the USA!
Capt. Jeremy McClelland – Today, I had a chance to fish two brothers, ages 14 and 17, their Dad, and their Granddad. The boys, of course, were trying to see who could out-do the other. I know their Granddad and Dad were happy when both the boys caught nice size fish and a pretty equal amount each.
Capt. Todd Jones – Restraint paid off! Koby and Jim got some rest, and came out with a new focus for the day, and a renewed vengeance! Challenge accepted! Works for me! The guys played catch and release for about an hour before we headed off to look for a little variety. Other than several more solid trout and a sea turtle, they settled for a solid box of trout to 20″. Hope you had a safe jet flight back to Odessa guys! Hope to see y’all again real soon! Side note: The unlucky turtle was only tangled in the line – the line was removed and the turtle was safely released!
TUESDAY – May 29th
Capt. Stephen Boriskie – Today was Day #2 for the Andy E. family here at Bay Flats Lodge. A family that fishes together enjoys all the good and none of the bad! Day 2 was a huge hit, and we rallied late to fill the box once again while bestowing the title of “Angler” to the two newbies. Good times, and more to come this summer. If you want to reconnect with your family or friends, let us give it a go at Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina.
Capt. Todd Jones – Slower but steady! Fewer bites, but bigger fish! Not a bad trade!
Kenneth and Walter kept the faith, and even though the bites were a little more scattered, and a little less frequent from yesterday morning, their diligence was rewarded. A two-man limit of solid trout, five over 20″, and Kenneth with the big fish at just a little under 24″. Several rat reds, along with some undersized drum at a few other stops, but they settled for a good box of trout. We’ll be back at it again for a half-day on Wednesday!
Capt. Heath Borchert – Today was the second day for my group of return customers, but we changed things up a little. Today, we took granddad, instead of dad who had to be back to work this morning, and we had a great time. The guys managed their three-man trout limit after the sharks moved us off our first spot, and one of the guys caught a bonus 40lb “big” black-drum. It was a fight he’ll remember for a long time!
WEDNESDAY – May 30th
Capt. Stephen Boriskie – Today was Day #1 with members of the Dave S. group. The day was full of good times and bent rods as this foursome of newbies attempted Croaker fishing. By the end of the day, they were approaching expert status and sticking fish left and right! I can’t wait for tomorrow to put them on some more good trout and redfish!
Capt. Cody Spencer – The last two days have been good with live croaker. We’ve landed some extraordinary trout, and we shouldn’t expect anything less as we approach the upcoming weekend. The weather has been hot, but so has the trout fishin’!
Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – Today was a great day on the water with good people and lots of fish! These guys managed a box full of a little bit of everything – speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and black drum. What a fun day!
Capt. Jeremy McClelland – A guest from the Dave S. party today caught another really nice trout. Water conditions weren’t the best, in fact it was pretty dirty, but these guys stuck it out and worked hard for some nice fish. Day #2 for this crew is coming up tomorrow, and we’re hoping to have another fine day!
Capt. Todd Jones – Chippin’ away at em! The morning’s half-day trip started off a little sketchy, but ended in a flurry. Walter and Tim went from two trout, to ten, pretty quick, slightly bettering each other’s fish every time they brought one in. Tim was ultimately the winner with the big trout at just a little under 22″. Walter had the lone keeper red, so I guess we’ll call it a draw! We had a really fun day and a half with this group. Hope to see y’all again very soon!