First two splits of 2020 Arkansas duck season have been the worst Iâve seen in 10 years of hunting in southeast Arkansas near Lake Village. Thankfully, geese have been plentiful and many limits of speckled belly geese have been got. Arkansas Game and Fish recently released an update on duck numbers in Arkansas so far this season Duck numbers are down 50%, including mallards. Everyone Iâve talked to from Stuttgart to Eudora have all said the same thing, âwhere are the ducks?â Bring on the Polar Vortex cold fronts to push those ducks down!
Easy limits on Specs in southeast Arkansas past few days at my lease near Lake Village. Arkansas went back to a limit of 2 per hunter on Speckled Belly geese this season, but added more days to the early goose season, which opened here on Saturday.My group of 3 had our 6 bird limit before 7 am each day. Thousands of Specs and Snows here on our rice and soy bean farm already!
Made a quick trip out of Bayou Lacombe this morning before storm surge moves in to try to catch some specs and reds. Caught couple of nice reds early, then wind starting blowing in from SE. No trout this morning? Shout out to the Mandevillian who brought me out here this summer and showed me these grass beds on Northshore that have been holding Reds for a while now.
Shot a mess of doves on Labor Day morning at my camp in Arkansas. Wrapped in bacon and grilled just right, made a fine supper. Also, saw several flights of teal, one group of 20 that buzzed right overhead!
Hopped on the Bluewave at 6 am today with Captain Jared with Miller Time Charters with poor expectations from not so promising weather report for chasing trout. Started out chasing reds on the inside with forecasted 15-20 mph west winds. After wife caught nice keeper red right away at first stop, things were shaping up for a nice day catching reds. Surprisingly, we were greeted with flat seas and calm wind, and after a few more cast, Captain made the call to head on out and chase some trout! After a short ride on glass like conditions with clouds and light rain, it didnât take long to start rolling the trout over side of boat on double rigged Matrix Shad in whatever color you threw out there! And to top it all off, on the way in we stopped and caught 3 awesome slot Drum that put up an awesome fight! Thank you Captain Jared for putting us an awesome 4th of July firework show!!
Wifey and I ran my half dozen crab traps we threw out a few days ago in Lake Pontchartrain today and got a couple dozen nice crabs to boil tonight before we head down to fish with Captain Travis Miller in the morning. Looking forward to our 4th of July fishing trip! Hope the weather holds out. Happy 4th of July to everyone.
Wife and I headed out to Trestles in Slidell this morning to break the Coronavirus isolation routine. Got right on some Reds early, had one 30â Red break my wifeâs line right at boat, then another one right after that. She eventually boated a nice 17â drum and an 18â Red, all on V&G Terror Tail by Deadly Dudley in Blue Chartreuse. Water was calm and a little dirty with some algae bloom starting to show up at Trestles. Mississippi River water from Bonet Carrie Spillway quickly muddying up Lake Pontchartrain.ð Later in the morning the wind picked up and tide starting moving and I got one nice 17â trout in cooler and missed several nice ones that got off before I could net them. Once wind started pushing up some white caps after lunch we headed in. Beautiful day on the Lake today!