Duck hunting report 11/10/2018

Tough weather conditions for the big duck opener this morning as we faced 30 mph winds blowing into our face as we arrived at the launch. The Mississippi River was raging to say the least. It was just too rough to face in the dark and we decided to wait till daylight to see what we were facing and where we were going. I am glad that we exercised caution because a boat capsized downriver at 5:30 AM and one of the passengers is still missing. The Mississippi River is nothing to play around with. We were able to make it across just after daylight and pulled up into a brushed blind just right for the strong northerly winds. We set out a small spread of decoys and pulled into the cover of the boat blind. We had thousands of ducks screaming through the pond and birds landing 5 feet from the blind – incredible! Great shooting and we were limited out in a very short amount of time. Our bag included Gadwall, Pintail, Mottled, Bluewing Teal and Greenwing Teal. The season is off to a bang up start. More reinforcing weather is predicted for the upcoming week and the hot action should continue. Good luck out there this week and please, please remember to wear your PFD.

Captain Jeff

Duck Hunting Report – 11/1/2018

Great morning for the kids! This past weekend was the opener for youth hunters in the Mississippi River Delta. The winds were light, the ponds full of groceries and the ducks are down. My guest on Saturday was treated to a pond full of un pressured ducks. It did not take long for a limit to hit the water. The bag consisted of Bluewing Teal with one Greenwing Teal. We saw alot of other species too including gadwall, pintail, mottled and shoveler. Good times and can’t wait to do it again. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

Duck hunting Report – 11/12/2017

Back in action again this morning. The conditions were very similar at the mouth of the Mississippi River Delta. Brisk winds and cool temperatures. Perfect duck hunting weather! We hit a small pothole with a perfectly set up blind for the conditions. As daylight broke, the birds started to pour into the pond. My guests shooting was top notch and limits were achieved quickly. The bag consisted of Pintail, Gadwall, Bluewing Teal and Greenwing Teal. We saw big flights of migrating ducks up high in the sky all morning. It is on is Southeast Louisiana! Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

Duck hunting report – 11/11/2017

Near perfect conditions for the opening day of Louisiana’s Coastal Zone. Brisk winds 15-20 knots out of the Northeast and cool temperatures in the lowers 50’s had the birds migrating South. My property was loaded up with ducks and my guests limited out in mere moments. We bagged Mottled, Gadwall, Bluewing Teal and Greenwing Teal. The brisk winds and the pressure on the larger bodies of water had the birds diving into the small pothole we set up in. Looking forward to a banner year! Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

Duck hunting report – 1/20/2017

Foggy this morning in the Mississippi River Delta. We were able to cross the Mississippi River without issue and get into a big pond close to the river batture. We got the decoys out and slid into the boat blind and ready for shooting time. Not much flying as the fog was thick and thunder rumbled in the distance. It was slow for the first hour, but then the fog thinned and it was on. Gadwall would see the pond/decoy spread and fall out of the sky to get into the set. Big mistake as my guests were really on with their shooting. The bag co9nsisted of mostly gadwall with a couple of Greenwing and Bluewing teal in the mix. It took us a couple of hours to get limits, but a really enjoyable hunt. We got he decoys up and bagged for travel and the skies opened up with heavy rain and strong winds. We found a safe place to ride it out and sat in the rain for 30 minutes before we could run back to the boat launch. Glad we got finished with the duck limits before the rain! The good hunting continues and the area is still holding a lot of ducks. Good luck out there this weekend!

Captain Jeff

Duck hunt report – 1/13/2017

Excellent hunt this morning in the Mississippi River Delta. We set up in a big pond close to the Mississippi River. The wind was light at first which made the birds a little hesitant to commit. Once the wind picked up out of the East, it was on! Gadwall, Bluewing and Greenwing teal made the bag. My guests were really good shots today which made the trip quick and easy. Only one more week left in the season. It has been a good one so far. Good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff

Duck Hunting Report – 1/8/2017

Wow, the front moved ducks down to my property in the Mississippi River Delta in mass. My guests were treated to cold and windy weather. Stiff winds out of the Northeast and temperatures in the upper 20’s is real duck hunting weather. We set up in a large pond in the middle of the property and blinded up in the middle of the pond. The ducks started to work into the pond in singles and pairs. We shot well and the numbers started to climb up on the bird strap. After sunrise, the birds started to cup in in larger groups and we limited out shortly thereafter. Gadwall, Green wing and Blue wing Teal made up the bag, but mostly Gadwall. Plenty of ducks around still. The weather is supposed to warm this week, but hopefully the birds stick around. Good luck out there.

Captain Jeff

Duck Hunt Report – 12/21/2016

Wow, the hunt was over quick this morning in the Mississippi River Delta. Cool temperatures and a brisk breeze out of the Northeast combined for excellent conditions for my guests. We tried a new pond that has not been hunted this season and it paid off! The birds worked perfectly and cupped into the decoy spread just like it was planned. My guests shot well and we got in and got out in short order. The bag consisted of Pintail, Gadwall, Bluewing Teal and Greenwing Teal. The excellent hunting continues and we will be back in the blinds later this week. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

Duck hunt 11/19/2016

Windy this morning in the Mississippi River Delta. The wind was whipping out of the Northwest at 30 mph and had the ducks moving. We set up in a small pond with the wind at our backs. The ducks responded well and my guests were really good shots. We limited early with the bag consisting of Pintail, Gadwall, Mottled, Greenwing and Bluewing Teal. There are a lot of ducks down and they are working well. Good luck this week!

Captain Jeff

Duck Hunt Report – 11/13/2016

Near perfect conditions again today. Brisk winds out the Northeast and cool temperatures greeted my guests as we entered the lease before dawn. We set up in the same pond as yesterdays bonanza. As shooting time came around, it was clear that the birds had been significantly pressured by opening day shooters. The birds were flaring from the pond and we quickly realized that we needed to shoot early and often. We started to knock down birds and ended up just short of limits as my guests needed to get back for the Saints game. The bag contained Pintail, Bluewing Teal, Gadwall and Mottled ducks. The ponds on my property look great, lots of grass equals lots of duck food. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff