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We took a boat ride yesterday to the duck lease to see if there was any damage to the marsh and or loss of vegetation in the ponds with the recent high tide event. Everything looks good. While riding around we saw multiple groups of 30 or so blue winged teal get up out of the marsh. Quite a few bunches of under 5. There was a substantial increase in teal compared to the teal season which is good for the upcoming duck season.

Did not see any grey ducks yet, hopefully they will be arriving soon.

October 15 at 9:54am

Date Hunted 9/29/2018:

Finally had a little breeze in the morning to help make it a little more comfortable hunt. Put out the same decoy spread and mojos as the first two weekends. The action was slow as we shot 4 teal early and then only shot 2 more as the morning went on. Oddly enough we saw quite a few big flocks that were kind of high and wanted no part of the spread or duck call. I have to amend my earlier report; if the flock of teal is above 15 it is hard to get them to turn. Under that there is good chance to get them to come in. 6 teal for the day.

Date hunted 9/30/2018:

Smaller flocks of teal today 3's and 4's made it easier to turn them. We shot 10 today finally getting to double digits.

Overall other than the hot weather it was an average teal season for us. A video of the action I could get on camera will be coming during the week.

September 30 at 9:21pm

Date hunted 9/22/2018:

Saturday was a repeat of the conditions the prior weekend. Hot, no wind and loads of mosquitoes working on us for the first 45 minutes of the hunt as we sit waiting for teal to show up. As I stated last week you really have to want it pretty bad. We had 1 dozen G&H poule d'eaus decoys out with 4 teal mixed in and a mojo in the middle on the right side. Fifteen teal decoys on the left with a mojo similar to the set up last week if you saw my video. We shot 6 teal for the day.

Date hunted 9/23/2018:

Same exact set up as the day before as I left out the decoys out overnight. Lot more action for us today we shot 9 teal with some bad shooting by both of us. We saw more flocks of teal today and they worked well listening to the duck call. Should have limited out but not to be. Most of the teal wanted to be with the poule d'eaus decoys not the teal, so get some for your spread.

A couple things have me scratching me head. The Sunday hunts have been a lot better than Saturday hunts which is the opposite of the big duck season. Next is we have two other boats out on the lease guys in the club hunting not more than 1,000 yards from us and one boat shot 1 duck yesterday the other nothing and today nothing by either boat. Teal being what they are zig and zag all over the marsh prairie and the spot I have is shooting the ducks. Strange how it works sometimes.

September 23 at 6:18pm

Video of opening weekend of teal season 2018. We had average action this weekend with some tough conditions, clear mornings and very little wind and very warm. You had to really want it to do it this weekend. Some of the action we did not get on video but we did get some video along with a good time with friends in the marsh.

September 16 at 10:13pm

We took a boat ride today in Plaquemines parish east bank and we saw 6 teal. One bunch was all we saw. The teal were mixed in with some tree ducks.

September 09 at 9:13pm

This past weekend a friend and I took a boat ride and we passed through Marques Canal on our way to Chef Pass. As we idled navigating the canal there were many people on the bank fishing enjoying the Labor day weekend. There were people of all races and sex there with some kids all doing what they like to do. It was very good to see. Before we passed everyone a Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries truck pulled up and a officer got out and started asking to see their fishing licenses.

My first thought was how disappointing it is the law requires a license to fish in a circumstance as above. Why should there be a deter-ant for people to fish off the bank? It seems we should do all we can to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors, at least fishing anyway. We have the abundant fishing resources in our state and valid residents should have the opportunity to enjoy it.

I am all for enforcement of size and limits of fish taken. And, I suppose the same argument could be made other types of hunting where licenses are required but it seems to me bank fisherman should get a free pass on required licenses.

September 04 at 8:07pm
A comment titled: Re: 2nd Weekend Teal Season Report in response to a report titled: 2nd Weekend Teal Season Report

Gadwall - A couple of years ago I got a good deal on the Mojo dove spinners and they worked great. Trust me, the teal don't know the difference.

Last year I made my homemade mojos that don't have a decoy on it, just 2 spinning wings and the teal almost land on it. I don't know why the flutter works but it does. Put 2 or 3 out in the spread for the teal.

September 28 at 1:44pm
A comment titled: Re: 2nd Weekend Teal Season Report in response to a report titled: 2nd Weekend Teal Season Report

The weekend prior to teal season and two other occasions during the teal season I went through the duck lease to see if there were any teal there. All three times I did not see a teal. It is my opinion that just because you don't see any does not indicate you wont shoot any. The teal we have been shooting are cruising around the marsh prairie and if you use the mojos and can do the teal call they will come most of the time. Right now teal love the mojos. If you see my videos I call a lot, three quick hits like a teal does while my buddy hits the whistle.

I suggest using at least two mojos and don't face then the same way. If you look at the side of a mojo you see very little. Strait on you see the flutter from a long distance the ducks see that brings them in. By turning one of them you cover more possible angles ducks could see the flutter.

If you never see them then calling obviously will not help, but if you do see them give the above a try for better results.

Good luck!

September 27 at 10:08pm
A comment titled: Re: A New Duck Season Officially Begins in response to a report titled: A New Duck Season Officially Begins

I was happy with the results from the weekend shooting 6 and 11 out of my boat. I will be out there this weekend despite the mosquitoes and the heat.

September 19 at 10:20pm
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