everyone, this cold blast reminds me of the unfortunate incident where 2 young guys (22 yrs. old) from New Orleans lost their lives (died of hypothermia) in the manchac prairie marsh back in Dec. 1983 when they went duck hunting. the news report mentioned that they froze in their pirogue which had taken on water. please be safe out there and be prepared for the worst. Monday night, the average temps. for the northshore will be 12 deg. and for the southshore 20 deg. there will be other days to hunt. with the marshes freezing, my experience has been that the ducks are not going to be there anyway; until it thaws out.