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Postby rm85 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:24 pm

Is anybody doin good on the delta this year
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Re: delta

Postby spooniechaser » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:50 pm

Pm sent

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Re: delta

Postby bcshasta » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:55 pm

no
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Re: delta

Postby Privileged hunter » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:01 pm

Haven't even started flooding yet.....let you know by thanksgiving
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Re: delta

Postby northvalleyhunter » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:17 am

Talked with some buddies who have been doing really well out there this year. Hunting around the islands near franks. Heard liberty has been decent too. I went out one day and it was lights out and the next day it was slim pickin. Just gotta hit it right.
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Re: delta

Postby wanapasaki » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:18 am

The delta always has birds, you just gotta know how to hunt it
Give a man a duck... Feed him for a day... Teach him to fowl hunt... Feed him for a lifetime...Teach him in your spot... Learn to hunt a different spot....
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Re: delta

Postby spooniechaser » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:56 am

wanapasaki wrote:The delta always has birds, you just gotta know how to hunt it

I totally agree

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Re: delta

Postby slowshooter » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:45 pm

I've never seen so many birds in 1,1000 square miles. It's amazing! :thumbsup:
All this for a bowl of borscht.
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Re: delta

Postby #1wingnut » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:46 am

Slow have you ever even been on the delta? Its an awful long way from San Jose.
Truth is the delta is hurting for water (and ducks) as much as everyone else. most of the private refuges have not started water yet
and none of the creeks are flowing. Between the shity tides and the hyacinth its hard just finding water to hunt. when you do, There is no flight. There are some specs on the big islands and a few sqeakers around. Sandy's started showing up a couple weeks ago. the horrible hatch we had is not just the mallards, the woody's had a hard spring as well.
I would be suprised if the delta was shooting even a .5 average right now. and would be more inclined to say half that.
so if 4 of you go hunt the delta... you'll be lucky to kill a duck between you. My money is on the grasslands .. the feds have all the water and it seems all the pic's I've been seeing are from points south.

Good luck :thumbsup:


edit.
I think I have a pretty good idea how to hunt it. :wink:
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Re: delta

Postby slowshooter » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:02 am

I watched Delta Burke on TV. I'm an authoritay!
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Re: delta

Postby quakquakboom » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:38 am

delta is dead been watching blue skies all season
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Re: delta

Postby rm85 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:54 pm

The delta shpt good yesterday.3mallards an a honk today we shoulda had some mallards but due to fog couldnt see them land instead we gt a spoony
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Re: delta

Postby blackdog58 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:27 pm

Yea, Glands refuges shot maybe a 1.0 with the all day Sunday wind last week.

Ducks in the Glands........not.

News flash. Duck hunting is tough all over right now. Anyone really doing it, knows it.
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Re: delta

Postby Privileged hunter » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:06 am

Delta won't have birds until dec.
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Re: delta

Postby AJCsurf » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:38 am

#1wingnut wrote: My money is on the grasslands .. the feds have all the water and it seems all the pic's I've been seeing are from points south.

Maybe if you are in a club or the only guy to find the X that day but it's pretty tough out there. There are entire fuges coming back with Zeros for the day or not even having a #2 bird being killed.

From November 6th through the 10th, 852 hunters killed 592 ducks in the grasslands for an average of 0.69.

Coot has been the #1 bird on a shoot day at San Luis and twice at Kesterson as the #1 and #2 bird.
Snipe was number two last Saturday at Salt slough, and Ruddy duck was #2 bird at gadwall. Not to mention the most occurring #1 bird and #2 bird has been the Spoony, where it was the #1 bird 37% or the #1 or the #2 bird 55% of the time.

Things are going great in the grasslands! :lol3: I think a lot of people can say its the worst it has ever been in a long time.

While there are mallards getting killed, the days when it was the #1 bird being killed, there were and avg of 16.5 birds killed on that refuge that entire day. When its the #1 or the #2 bird the average number of birds being killed is 13.4. That's the total bird count, not just the mallards so on average it could be that when mallards are the #1 bird, the least amount of them being killed is in the range from 9-15 mallards or as the #1 or #2, 7-12 mallards. It's unreal how bad it is out there. :fingerhead:
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Re: delta

Postby ducslayer » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:37 am

I took the boat out yesterday scouting. It was poor at best in the delta. I saw a lot of dust where the farmers were still working the land and were not flooding the islands yet. saw a few geese and very few ducks.
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Re: delta

Postby #1wingnut » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:40 pm

We've had more dust than fog so far.
Not that I'm a fan of delta fog. It's horrible to hunt in.
But the dust has been killing me. I'd give anything for a week or two of good rain right now. :fingerhead:
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Re: delta

Postby Privileged hunter » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:14 am

With sac and the grasslands water getting low and going stale. The delta islands might be a hot spot with the fresh water when they start flooding. I'm starting my water on dec. 1
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