Destination Reports

Bay Flats Lodge - Trip Report

Dylan Rose November 17, 2023
I've just returned from my first site visit to Bay Flats Lodge. I'm pleased to say that all of the rumors and reports about this gem on the Southern Texas coast are true. I found a warm and friendly staff, a beautiful setting, great food, and some willing redfish that jumped on our flies at extremely close ranges. Bay Flats has all of the ingredients to create some lasting memories and fantastic experiences. 
Bay Flats also offers a diverse and expansive menu of hunting experiences as well, making the location the ideal fit for cast and blast enthusiasts. As Bay Flats enters their 26th year of operation, their founder and fly fishing enthusiast Chris Martin has now employed a stable of dedicated fly-fishing guides to focus on their vast and dynamic shallow water redfish fishery on fly. This area hosts an incredible population of fish from 5 - 15lbs with larger specimens certainly possible. I found some fantastic fishing at very close ranges. Often fish were hooked with a sweep of the rod at only 10 feet from the skiff! It's a lesson in close quarters combat and an absolute thrill to watch them flare and eat your offering with determination, nearly at your feet. 
There's still a chance to join Jessi Cole's women's group headed to Bay Flats later this month. Here are the details: 
November 30 - December 4, 2023

If you are a solo female angler looking to join a women's group for some fun on the Texas coast chasing redfish on the fly, don't miss this chance to join Jessi Cole from Mossy Oak Outdoors and Fly South Outfitters at Bay Flats Lodge this Fall.

1 spot remaining (women only) 

Group size: 5 anglers + Jessi Cole (Fly South Outfitters)


  • November 30: Arrive Bay Flats Lodge
  • December 1-3: Three full days of fishing
  • December 4: Depart Bay Flats Lodge

Rate: $2,306 per person based on double occupancy for a 4 night/3 day package

Included: Accommodations, meals and beverages, guided fishing, all fishing tackle, waders and boots, Texas hotel tax, equipment and flies

Not Included: Airfare, transfers,alcohol, staff and fishing guide gratuities, fishing license

Bay Flats Lodge, Texas

Sight cast to schools of tailing redfish in ankle-deep, gin-clear water