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2nd Annual Seadrift Shrimpfest Fishing Tournament with Bay Flats Lodge
*** Savings Alert: 25% Below Average Rate ***
Beat the Heat Half-Day Fishing Specials
July / August 2017
“SPECIAL” Half-Day AM or PM Guided Fishing Package Rates
(6:00-10:00am or 1:00-5:00pm)
*** 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
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Your Bay Flats Lodge Special Savings Package Includes (per guest)
• Overnight Lodging
• 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
1. Cost of Live Bait not included - Live Bait available at market price upon request.
2. Offer only valid for July and August dates in 2017 listed in this advertisement.
3. Offer valid on new bookings only (not valid on previously-booked trips).
Bay Flats Lodge on San Antonio Bay
July 2, 2017
2nd Annual Seadrift Shrimpfest Fishing Tournament
The second annual Seadrift Shrimpfest Fishing Tournament sponsored by Bay Flats Lodge held June 17 in Seadrift brought in thousands of dollars to help those in need in Calhoun County.
Austen Rivera, the tournament director and Seadrift native, and several others played with the idea to bring a tournament back to Shrimpfest. Those ideas came to fruition last year with Seadrift Chamber of Commerce backing the idea, which has been a success.
“We wanted to bring in dollars for the Shrimpfest, plus give back some to the community,” Rivera said. Last year the tournament raised a little over $4,000, which was given back to local entities. “Last year we gave $1,000 back to the Seadrift Volunteer Fire Department. We gave $1,500 to Seadrift School and we gave $1,500 back to The Harbor,” Rivera said.
This year’s tournament brought in roughly $2,000 more than last year, which gives them an opportunity to reach out to more people. “This year with the $6,000, we are looking to give back to a few more. We might break it down to six $1,000 donations. We are definitely going to keep it in Calhoun County,” Rivera said.
According to Rivera, the reason for success came from the boost in advertising, sponsorship and good fishing weather. “We had a good turn out last year. We did a little bit more advertising this year. We had word of mouth and social media, and we had a few more sponsors this year. The sponsors helped us spread the word, and we had good weather,” Rivera stated.
With the growing success, Rivera and company want the tournament and Shrimpfest to continue its growth. “We are looking to grow each year. Each year, we add a little bit more. First year, we didn’t have a stage. It was kind of just a small tent. This year, we got a bigger tent and put a nice stage up,” Rivera said. “We had a few more sponsors jump on because we had a successful first year. So each year, we are looking to build on it, and then we hope to raise more money to give back,” he added.
The main reason Rivera and the people behind the tournament are so adamant about it is to simply give back to the community and to help children. “It means a lot. I think it is my generation’s duty to give back to the community. I am in my mid-30’s so I am at a point to where I am ready to give back,” Rivera said. “The people and group that helped me, we all had the same goal,” he added. The tournament payout to the winning fishing teams tallied over $15,000. The different tournament divisions were big stringer, which were the combined weight of three red fish and three trout. There was also a big red fish pot and a big trout pot. The spot pot went to the team that caught a red fish with the most spots. Included in the divisions was also a big other pot.
The winner of the biggest stringer also won a white Tony Lama, which is Seadrift tradition. To pull off a successful tournament of this size, Rivera could not thank their title sponsor, Bay Flats Lodge and the rest of their sponsors enough for supporting the tournament. “I would like to really thank Bay Flats Lodge,” Rivera said. “They jumped on board with us the first year as soon as they got word that we were putting on a tournament,” Rivera stated. “Without them and our other sponsors, we most definitely could not have put this on,” he added.
Capt. Chris Martin
The lodge welcomed Mike S. and his team in the commercial drywall industry for a two-day event. We also say hello to returning guests Tom F. guests and Scott T. party. Everyone have a safe weekend, and remember to wear that kill switch.
Capt. Stephen Boriskie
Mike D. and customers joined me Wednesday for the first of two days of fishing the San Antonio Bay area, and it was a fantastic day with minimal storm interruptions or wind changes, coupled with an agreeable tide moving juuuust right! Near perfect! Well, perfect is a GOOD word for it, and we took advantage of the conditions and the solid bite. The guys had their limits of trout around mid-morning, but that is really understating what occurred. It was nice for me to watch as they listened to my subtle suggestions and then made it happen. Rods were bowing up with a rhythm like a string symphony and the splash and crash of speckled trout busting the surface of the saltwater seemed more like a water ballet. Truly a sight to see, and I was lucky to have front row seats. We wrapped it up with another full day on Thursday, with full limits for everyone by 8:00AM (even a 25” Speck). While things change daily around here as the fish are on the move, I’m confident my guys will enjoy another round of coastal magic with these beautiful specks and redfish, too. Come see us and decide for yourself. I can say with confidence that you won't be disappointed!
LABOR DAY WEEKEND FISHING SPECIAL
Fishing Rates ONLY for Sept. 1-3, 2017:
• Full-Day $475 - 3 Anglers per Boat, Add $55 for 4th Angler
• Full-Day $420 - 2 Anglers per Boat
• Half-Day $400 - 1 to 3 Anglers per Boat, Add $55 for 4th Angler
Lodging Rates ONLY for Sept. 1-3, 2017:
• Lodging & Meals - $160.00 per Person / per Night
($75.00 Children 12 years-old & under / per Night)
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Three-Day Weather Forecast
Sunday 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 89F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Mainly clear. Low 78F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday 20 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
A mostly clear sky. Low 78F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 20 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 89F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday Night 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Mostly clear. Low 78F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
A persistent weak to moderate onshore flow is expected Sunday through Wednesday over the Middle Texas Coastal Waters. Low chances of showers and thunderstorms return Wednesday.
Coastal Water Temperature:
Rockport 87.1 degrees
Seadrift 87.1 degrees
Port Aransas 87.1 degrees
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