Only been out a couple of times myself, but a nicely mixed bag, mallards, gadwalls, pintail, green wing teal, shoveler/spoonbill...and the new pup is really loving it too! She has had one real nice retrieve that sailed across the lake about 150yds and into some thick tuleys. She got real close on her own marking it and then took my blind retrieve commands well to find it from there!
Doing very well, until everything flooded and the big birds switched to farmers fields for feeding.
For a couple days I had the spot where all the local ringnecks wanted to go to die, it was magic. I had to hold out for singles and pairs so I wouldn't go over my limit nothing like having the birds that have spotted you trying to take off and crashing into birds still trying to land.
Opening day is Friday for the 2nd stretch. I'll be headed out tomarow all day to do some last minute scouting on some new locals I've been seeing lots and lots of ducks up this way this year should be great.
If you're like me and use a plastic tote to store your gear in then you might want to read further. When plastic totes are manufactured they are typically shipped with the lid on. This makes the inside of the tote smell like the plastic it's made of. To remove the plastic smell from the tote I use baking soda. I open the baking soda up and leave the box in the tote with the lid on for about a month to remove the plastic smell. I tried just leaving the lid off but I was still able to smell...