Buras Duck Hunt – 12-29-2020

The duck action has slowed down in the Mississippi River Delta. We hit the marsh this morning to great conditions, cool and breezy. We quickly discovered that the water is super low and the tide was still falling. Only one of my blinds was huntable as the rest were dry holes. We were able to get into the pond and we set up a big spread of teal, gadwall and pintail decoys. Sunrise came to relatively empty skies. Nothing moving at all and very few hunters around to stir them up. Soon enough a pair of gadwall decided we looked good and dropped in for a visit and never left. The teal then started buzzing around and a few large flocks of 25-30 banked close to us, but we did not get a shot off. Another group approached and we got 1 Green Wing Teal. Then the action slowed to nothing and the decoys started to lay on their sides as the water was still falling out hard. We decided to get out while we still could and call it a day. While we did not get limits, it was the best hunt until the next. We have some weather expected toward the end of the week and it may bring some new birds in to the area. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

High Winds make for a Rough Adventure

The high winds this morning made an outside run a rough adventure. My guest opted for the inside tour and were rewarded at our first stop at an inner lake. The spot produced a good number of quality trout 14-17″. We were fishing live cocahoes carolina rigged on the bottom in 12 feet of water. The tide was falling for a change and the steady action continued until the water stopped moving mid morning. We then headed toward the outside to catch the incoming tide and found a few fish along the Oak River cuts. The wind died down and we decided to try outside. Ventured way out into Breton Sound and found good water, but no tidal movement. Stopped at the bull red spot and got 2 breakoffs. Hit several rigs and wellheads on the way back in and registered a goose egg. Good water, but no movement. Headed back inside to find the tide rising nicely in the marsh – very strange. We hit an inner bayou and found trout, reds and drum waiting. The trout and reds wanted artificial cocahoes in smoke and alvacado colors. The trout were 13-16″ with a few throwbacks and the reds were 18-22″. The reds and drum also wanted live cocahoes under corks. A nice way to end the day! The forecast looks good for the rest of the weekend although it will be hot. Get out there early!

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat