November 14, 2012 at 8:30pm
Yeah, we hunted yesterday on my lease adjacent to the WMA and the water was high. High water and the storm will make the birds hold in different areas than normal tides a d a year without a storm. I always split some gizzards to see what they are eating and we are seeing a lot less wigeon grass ( the main food source last year) and a lot more seed from three square(corner) grass and other grass seed along with algae. I ran around a bit Monday searching for my friends missing boat (time them secure before you launch your pirogues ), and the birds were holding in very shallow broken marsh. They were in small groups but in a given area there were a good number of birds. So yeah, the places that were hot last year may be devoid of food and ducks now but there are ducks out there. My hint would be look at satellite maps and look for trenasses that come off of the Ponds you would normally consider and the pirogue into the potholes at the back of the secondary trenasses. Or just run around in circles in your surface drive and chase them onto the leads, I don't mind! Seriously though, watch for seed floating on the water and feathers in the water and hunt where you find these way back in.