Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina
May 31, 2018
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!
NOW BOOKING DUCK HUNTS FOR THE 2018-19 SEASON WHY WE DUCK HUNT
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.
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.
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.
TPWD Free Fishing Day in Texas - June 2, 2018
Texas offers a Free Fishing Day on the first Saturday in June every year to help kick off National Fishing and Boating Week. On this day you can fish on any public body of water in the state without a fishing license.
To help celebrate Free Fishing Day, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and other organizations are hosting many free events around the state on Saturday, June 2, 2018, to provide fun, high quality fishing opportunities to anglers of all skill levels and all ages.
National Fishing Day at Bonham State Park
Come join us at Bonham State Park
National Fishing Day at TFFC 2018
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Kick off summer with free hot dogs and soft drinks! Try your hand at fishing, and enter the catfish tournament for prizes.
Abilene Outdoor Adventures
Abilene, TX - Grover Nelson Park
Youth and adults can celebrate Free Fishing Day and learn about outdoor recreation activities.
24th Annual Mark Howell Memorial Fishing Rodeo
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Lake Arrowhead State Park invites you to join us for the 24th Annual Mark Howell Memorial Fishing Rodeo, Kid Fish and Adult Rough Fish contest!
Angler Education Instructor Workshop
Pearland, TX - Bass Pro Shops
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Cane Pole Fishing!
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Celebrate free fishing day by making your own cane fishing pole!
Annual LBJ Fishing Day
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate Free Fishing Day with us by fishing on the Pedernales River.
Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Want to take the kids fishing but don't know exactly how? Come see us!
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn to tie a fisherman's knot and play Backyard Bass just in time for Statewide Fishing Day!
CCA Texas - S.T.A.R. Tournament 2018
May 26th through September 3rd, 2018 https://www.bayflatslodge.com/cca-donations
BFL's GRASS ROOTS WADE FISHING WITH LURES SPECIAL
We're getting back to the basics by offering a special deal to all of the wading and artificial enthusiasts out there. When you book 3 wading with artificial bait trips in 2018, you will receive your 4th wading with artificial bait trip in 2018 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 OUR RECENT GUESTS HAD TO SAY
Great people! Our guide was great! We had a blast! - Bill R. 5/30/18
Some of the best pork chops I've ever had! Keep up the good work! - Tony C. 5/27/18
Capt. Billy Freudensprung is a great asset to Bay Flats Lodge. His knowledge and expertise were outstanding, and I would request him as my guide on my next trip! - Matt S. 5/27/18
FIVE-DAY WEATHER FORECAST
Thursday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Partly cloudy skies. High 89F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
Friday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High near 90F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. Near record high temperatures. High around 90F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Partly cloudy skies. Near record high temperatures. High 92F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Mainly sunny. High 92F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Generally moderate onshore flow expected through Thursday due to surface high-pressure over the Gulf of Mexico and surface low-pressure over West Texas. Generally weak to moderate onshore flow will persist Friday through Monday. An upper level high-pressure system will maintain dry conditions through the period.
Coastal Water Temperature:
Port Aransas 83.0 degrees
Seadrift 86.0 degrees
Matagorda Bay 84.9 degrees
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Building Conservation Trust - CCA’s National Habitat Program
Ducks Unlimited - Texas
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