Lake hunting from the shore

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Lake hunting from the shore

Postby robquacker » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:52 am

I'm a new duck hunter in Texas and hunt primarily from the shore. Any thoughts on whether a cove, point or straight shore line is best? I was on a cove this morning because that was the closest cover to the water in the area I had seen ducks flying this past weekend. There weren't many ducks out today and very few of those even came close to where I was. I had 12 decoys out and didn't do much calling since I'm not very good yet. Appreciate any tips.
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Re: Lake hunting from the shore

Postby BBK » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:23 pm

Watch the ducks and see where they are going. Usually on windy days they go to a calm bay, on normal days they sit out on points. When they are really pressured they go to the straight banks and sit off the shore.
Why do I shoot 3.5" for geese? Because they don't make a 4" yet!
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Re: Lake hunting from the shore

Postby Black Smoke » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:57 am

Hell if you have a boat with a very well camoflaged blind/boat in general you can set up anywhere. I set up right next to a concrete seawall this past weekend and we did damn good.
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