January 08, 2012 at 11:40am
The weather's been a bummer lately fighting the fog with no wind, warmer temperatures and LOW water in the marshes. If you're holding some birds you can put together a strap after the fog lifts but don't count on the weather making them move around & unfortunately it's a lot of the same birds with no fronts to move in some new faces. Been scraping together a few here and there in the marsh but no big numbers this week. Seems like everyone's seeing the grays do their usual late-season thing: move out to big water to raft up. Need this week's front in a bad way to shuffle the deck and move some birds around. On the calm days, a jerk string rig has been a game-changer for getting birds close. Made a solo hunt today and saw a surprising number of GW teal, taking my 6 in about 20 minutes, didn't even put eyes on a gray duck. They may have flown later but I was out of the marsh by 7:15. Headed to try some fresh marsh near Lake Arthur later this week, good luck out there & Go Tigers!