A few pics of our 2010/2011 season! Back at it in the morning!
Awesome four days thus far. Feels like it did back in the day!!! Good luck to all!
This is 2010 and not 1995 isn't it?
Three man limit Saturday, Sunday and today. Lost two this morning, came out with 16 birds in hand. Big ducks starting to show up and work the spread!!
Good luck to all
Good Kaplan opener! Three man limit of 13 teal and 5 spoony da bills!!
Geese are still around but have relocated to other fields.
Any reports on Gueydan?
Just got back from putting the decoy spread out. The birds or still there, huge flocks of ducks and geese. Pintail galore, snows, blues and specks landed and flying everywhere.
Wont sleep tonight!! Good luck to all in the morning and be safe.
Went to the lease this morning and all I can say is WOW!!! I personally have not seen this many ducks and geese down in these numbers this early since the 90's. I'm not sure if and when the LDWF will fly a survey but I'm very interested to see their findings.
Good luck to all, I may jinks us but it's good to dream that this season may remind us of the good old day's.
Spoke to my hunting partner this morning and got some GOOD news! Ducks and specks are stacked up south west of Kaplan. Snows and blues are showing up also. Come on November 13th, it's still early but weather shows another front on are around opening day! I don't think I'll have a good nights sleep until then. Anyone have reports?
I made a trip to the lease yesterday afternoon southwest of Kaplan and I was impressed with what I saw. Specklebelly's are thick and saw plenty of teal, spoonbill, greys, pool doo and even a few mallards. Our rice fields havent been flooded yet but flooded rice stubble across the road was covered up with ducks. I'm impressed thus far, can't wait for opening day! Anyone else seeing birds in the Kaplan area? Hey pool doo I was doing the moon walk down our levee, the specks were telephone post high over our blind!!
We were not disapointed this morning. Two man limit before the sun broke the tree line. The teal were like mosquitos on our lease in Forked Island with a grey thrown in for good measures.
Good luck to all,
Slow morning in Forked Island. Four hunters four teal, not many shots heard and not many birds seen. Hope things improve, can't get much worse. Good luck to all.
My wife threw my March issue away, it had an article on a commercial fishermen and river shrimp. I need the name and number of the commercial fishermen in or around Patterson that sells river shrimp. Later, ducknut!
13 green wings and 1 spoony south of gueydan this morning. No wind, hot, foggy and skeeters. Not good duck weather but a decent hunt with these conditions on any day besides opening morning would have been empty skys with birds rafted on open water, Ill take limits of teal anyday (Sa' Ce' Bon!)
Went to the lease south of Gueydan Thursday to bufallo the teal cut. Saw one drove of around 30 and a few smaller flocks. Also saw a few mottles, alot of love bugs and a whole lot of heat. Anyone else seeing any numbers of teal in this or other areas? The full moon should have brought some birds down with more ariving daily!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck to all and stay safe, bring your family hunting and fishing unless your wife is realy agrivating and you need to get away! LOL am I glad I have a good one. Later,ducknut!
Relaxing week at the Bend! Enjoyed some R&R and time with the family. We were able to get on a decent bream and catfish bite in 15'to 20' depth. Water was high and somewhat stained but we had no problem finding good water. Main area fished all week was North but close to Pendleton Bridge. Good time had by the wife and kids, didnt try the bass bite due to this. Iwould rather watch them enjoy catching bream and cats any day! Good luck to all! (The big cat went 9lbs) Later, ducknut!!
Fished Vermilion Bay today with no luck. We weren't able to fish hard due to the kids complaining all morning. But it was well worth the complaints just having them with us. Also had the pleasure of meeting up with an inconsiderate tug boat throwing a two foot + wake and swamping us. Two croakers made it to the boat. Probably thirty or forty boats in the area we were fishing and no one was catching. No tide movement equals no fish. Well still a great day on the water.
Well the west zone 06/07 season has come to an end once again. Another handfull of memories to reflect on in the years to come. My best memory to date and the one I will hold dearest until my time here is up happend this year. I introduced my three year old to his first duck/goose hunt, (boy did that bring back the memories of me and my dad). His first fishing and crabbing trip was over the summer and now that duck season is over he is already asking daily to go fishing and crabbing. This summer its time to start bringing the little girl, man isn't this what its all about. As per my hunting partner Saturday and Sunday were both scratches, unbelivable with the weather and hunt that I had Tuesday. Well after calculating numbers the season total is 30 hunts 212 ducks 12 geese one blind. God bless, and remember to take a kid hunting and fishing. Later, ducknut!
Well I made my last hunt of the season in the rain this afternoon. What a way to end the season; two greenheads, two mottles, 1 greenwing, and 1 ring neck (aka yankee bluebill) in the rain. Total count as of today 207 ducks 10 geese out of one blind. My hunting partner will close out the season this week and I will post our final count. Well good luck to all on closing out the season we are very thankful for a great season this year hope the birds treat everyone right until Sunday. Plenty of new birds with this front, all birds worked great! Later, ducknut! A few pics.
Hunted in the rain this afternoon and I was glad I decided to make the hunt. Three greenheads (ok it was three squealers), two bluewing teal, one drake shovler, that sounds better than one spoonbill. The spoony was in full plumage and looking hansom. Great flight in the rain this evening south of Gueydan. Did anyone else hunt the rain this afternoon? Good luck to all! Later, ducknut!
Well three week vacation is over and so is the first split for me. Final count for the first split out of one blind 106 ducks, 6 geese south of Gueydan. I saw a good number of large droves flying south this morning ahead of the front headed down. From what I saw this morning the first split should close out with a bang, go figure! Good luck to all and may many ducks drink canal water. Later, ducknut!!