Rode it twice this week
December 07, 2012 at 3:02pm
Rode it yesterday and rode it Tuesday. Birds are there, but like others have said in low numbers and aren't staying. That is what is so frustrating. Didn't scout hardly at all last year and tore them up. Scouted a TON this year and have killed a lot less. Aint much for them to eat so numbers are still down and will stay down. They're feeding on mudflats rather than the usual grass beds. Therefore where you hunted them last year is most likely useless.
Sure you all have noticed this too, the water is and has been staying high. Tuesday it was down. When water is low I see a lot more birds, when ponds are 3 feet deep its a pain to pin point them.
I rode Long Bayou and towards Coquin yesterday where you mentioned and saw a handful of birds between there and Lower Grand Bayou. Like always mostly greys, a few mottled, a few teal, few hoodies and some token dogs. Saw maybe a couple hundred birds, but I was out there all day and logged close to 25 miles.... Pretty much rode from American Bay all the way past BASS. This cold should help though. Whole Midwest and Artic was blue on weather channel, looked like a massive front. Will be in the 40's next week.