Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina
April 23, 2018
FRIDAY – April 20th
Capt. Cody Spencer – Long time customer Greg S. and a couple of his co-workers had a great Friday morning of fishing before the wind picked up. They managed limits of speckled trout, and caught a couple really nice reds and a few black drum to round out their day of fun on the water.
Capt. Jeremy McClelland – I put my customers on some good trout Friday morning. We kept them in the live well because these men were undecided on how they were going to get their fillets home on the plane with two layovers. So, after they caught their limits and released several more, they decided to release them all!
Capt. Kevin Matula – Had a blast Thursday and Friday fishing with these two guys from the Jason R. party. The extremely low tides, along with the howling winds, made for a challenging two days of fishing, but we found some fish.
SATURDAY – April 21st
Capt. Doug Russell – Saturday’s wind just wouldn’t give up – it was blowing like crazy and was testing our patience. Still had a fun day and managed a mess of trout and black drum with the cool guys from the Jodie A. party!
Capt. Stephen Boriskie – Saturday’s wind didn’t bother the Craig F. father and son team who were fishing with me today. 10-year old Cade F. caught his first-ever speckled trout, which he released in order to let fight another day – that’s good luck for life! Cade caught several more, and thoroughly enjoyed his time at Bay Flats Lodge!
Capt. Todd Jones – Family of four had a fun day of wade fishing with artificials today out of Bay Flats Lodge. Dan got the day started with a very healthy 25″ trout with a top water. The wind changed on us, some rain soon followed, and we made a few moves. They didn’t get ’em all, but with five trout over 20″, and with the majority of those coming on top waters, the day was a success! Hope to see y’all again soon, Dan, Brenda, Burt and Amanda!
SUNDAY – April 22nd
Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt – Had a great day with these three young men that have been friends since high school. They stuck it out throughout the windy morning and the results, as you see, were good!
Capt. Garrett Wygrys – Sunday was filled with beautiful weather and a beautiful full limit of redfish. Today’s group of four repeat customers from the Bob B. party out of San Antonio also managed a few trout, and even a flounder!
This Week’s Featured Article:
By Randy Brown – BFL Manager
There are many ways to measure things, and almost all of them involve numbers. The Lodge business is no different. Numbers are important. There are the accounting numbers we’re all familiar with, as well as the numbers our guides deal with on a daily basis. To a fisherman, numbers like water temperature, wind speed and barometric pressure are keys to success, but there are other things that need to be measured that numbers just can’t quantify.
How do you measure things like laughter, the pleasure of a great meal, the joy of an evening spent with friends around a fire pit, or the contentment found in a day making life long memories? All these things and more are important to us here at Bay Flats Lodge because they’re an essential part of our business. However, you won’t find them on a spreadsheet. This is one of the reasons we post so many pictures and videos. Counting smiles just doesn’t get the job done like a picture.
There is one more thing here at the Lodge that’s hard to count, and that’s customer satisfaction. We haven’t found a way to measure just how satisfied our customers are when they leave, so we have no choice but to keep trying to improve.
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
Your Bay Flats Lodge Fishing Special Package 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
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
Here’s What Some of Our Recent Guests Had To Say…
You would have a hard time finding a better staff anywhere! We had difficult weather conditions, but Capt. Garrett Wygrys still managed to find the fish! – Bob B. 4/23/18
The steaks at dinner were the best we have ever had! We fished with Capt. Cody Spencer – he is great! You all did a great job – we are planning another trip to Bay Flats! – Mike C. 4/23/18
Capt. Garret Wygrys is a great guide and very personable – he’s fun to fish with! We will request him next time we come! – Doug H. 4/23/18
Five-Day Weather Forecast
Tuesday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
A mainly sunny sky. High 82F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 20 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 81F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 75F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Partly cloudy skies. High around 80F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Partly cloudy skies. High 76F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
The weak high-pressure area will be over the northwest Gulf of Mexico Monday night leading to a weak onshore flow. Onshore flow will increase slightly over the southern bays and near shore waters on Tuesday. Weak easterly flow will prevail Wednesday with a weak surface front pushing south across the area Wednesday night, resulting in northerly flow for Thursday and Friday.
Coastal Water Temperature:
Port Aransas 73.0 degrees
Seadrift 73.9 degrees
Matagorda Bay 71.1 degrees
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