Duck season final trip

Well as I write this report, our waterfowl season has ended. It was an excellent year for ducks in the Mississippi River Delta. We got limits yesterday in relatively short order. The bag consisted of Gadwall, Bluewing and Greenwing Teal. It was a bluebird day with very light winds, but the birds responded well and my guests shot very well which equals quick limits. We also encountered and harvested alot of nutria rats on the way in. We will be rat hunting until turkey season.

Captain Jeff

Duck and nutria report

Yesterday was a nasty day for humans at the Mississippi River Delta. It rained the entire day and was cold and windy so not the best for us, but the ducks loved us. The birds did not decoy as we wanted, but came close enough to receive a pattern of steel shot! My guests took home Gadwall and 2 Greenwing teal. We saw other species, but not close enough for shots. On the ride home, we saw alot of nutria rats and hartvested a mess of them too! Good shooting yesterday and will be back at it this weekend.

Captain Jeff

Duck hunting report

The duck action has been steady over the last couple of weeks. We have plenty of ducks on the lease in the Mississippi River Delta and they are working well. We have had to move around a bit and use differnt decoy spreads to keep giving them differnt looks. The birds are working well into the diffent spreads and blind locations. We are still taking Gadwall, Widgeon, Bluewing and Greenwing Teal and a few Pintail. With the weekly cold fronts, the action should continue to be outstanding.

Captain Jeff

Duck Hunting in Venice, Louisiana

The duck hunting is excellent so far this season in the Mississippi River Delta out of Venice, LA. The birds are down in good numbers and the hunting areas have an over abundance of grasses and other duck feed. The hunting should only get better as the weather turns cold and sends more supply down the flyway our way. My guests have harvested Gadwall, Pintail, Widgeon, Mottled and BW Teal. The fishing has been outstanding as well. The Delta is loaded with redfish right now. These fish are cruising along any rock jetty. Live cocahoes, dead shrimp and various artificials are all producing fat Venice reds. The trout are a bit more challenging, but will soon fall into the fall/winter time pattern. The river is low and the water is turning a nice green color. The migration is on for both waterfowl and fish. Don’t be left out of the hot winter action! Good luck.

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat