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Out of Area: , by Andrew Harris: Texas Redfish: 4 stars

I just got back from a last-minute trip to Bay Flats Lodge in Seadrift, Texas.  I got them all set up with, my software package for fishing and hunting lodges.  The lodge owner, Captain Chris Martin, treated me to a day of fishing and I had a blast.  Bay Flats Lodge is located about half-way down the Texas coast, about a 3 hour drive south from Houston.  They have over a dozen guides that specialize in redfish and sea trout.  The fishery down there is incredible.  There are endless shallow flats that are teeming with redfish, sea trout, and many other species.  I spent a day wading and started off on an ankle-deep sand flat and would have sworn I was casting to tailing bonefish.  They were actually tailing redfish, and I started hooking them as soon as I put on a shrimp pattern.  The tailing fish were mostly small ones 16" or so, but there were a few mixed in that were much larger.  I landed one about 21" and broke off a really big one.  Later in the day I saw a lot of fish crashing bait on the surface, so I switched over to a small saltwater popper.  I had a ton of action with that thing.  The skipjack, which look and act like baby tarpon, would hit it before I even had time to strip it.  I landed a few of those, broke off another big redfish, and landed a sea trout on the popper.  I almost always had targets to cast to and made blind casts the rest of the time.  The wading was pretty easy.  There are a lot of sand flats and a lot more weedy flats.  You could wade for days on end out there.  The guides say that the fishery is productive throughout the entire calendar year.

I wholeheartedly recommend this fishery and Bay Flats Lodge.  The accommodations are very nice and the lodge has great food, a great management team, and excellent guides.  I can't wait to go back.

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bigger redfish
They use pretty sweet boats down here
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