Hunted off Faulkners today with my neighbor and two others today.
He just bought a nice used two man layout boat and wanted to give it a go at some scoter. Nice to get out saw Maggie's dad out there. Not a ton of birds ended up with 12 and the weather couldn't have been any better
Maggie's Dad read your report good to see you guys had a nice shoot
We shot 2 white wings and the rest were surf scoter we didn't see any
squaw. That was my first time down in that area and it did look really good
I would say you have to really watch yourself down along that whole area
it's really big water. Do you shoot divers down there or just sea ducks.
I did see a small group of squaw birds in New Haven harbor on the way back home.
I shoot both divers and sea ducks. I don't hunt there a lot like you said its big water and I only have a 16 foot lowe boat with 20 inch sides. I go when the weather is perfect. I shoot other places that are more protected and do as well. I am not seeing many puddlers in the marshes so the opener I might go sea duck hunting. I scouted 3 locations and saw very few birds. Maybe this rain has them spread out? In a year or two I will be buying a 17 duckwater boat for the big water; I still need to do some research on the TDB boats and see the difference between the Duckwater and TDB. I have 2 daycares for my kids so funds are low now. In two years I will be done so that will free up 20,000 a year.
What kind of boat are your running?
20' cc duck boat sounds very nice.
I like the Lund boat but have never seen a cc one.
I would like a 20' cc to pull double duty between hunting and fishing
but would still want aluminum.
I haven't been down that far south. Usually go to Barn Island. In a month or two you can limit out on the blues and if you lucky some redheads.
I hunt with a wilderness system pungo 140 14' kayak, can that handle the trek out to Falkners Island? Also, how far is the paddle? I'd like to give some scoter a go but never have had a good opportunity. Thanks in advance.