Assuming you have the basics, you will need at least a stout fishing rod with a floating retriever, or a 12' aluminum boat, or a dog that will get your birds. If you have none of these then you better hunt where the wind will blow them in. Do not try to wade in the water unless you know where your at. Expect pass shooting @ Dunbarton or Alviso walk in. Get your ID card first. If you have a registered boat, you can try shoreline , Eden landing, and Alviso on certain days. There are other options as well but unless your willing to put in the time, no one is going to let you know. Save the surf scoters, coots,buffleheads, goldeneyes,ruddies,and spoonies for the junior
hunters. Its better to walk out empty handed than with easy birds. The more seasoned baymen won't share much with you if they see you shooting at them or walking out with them.
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