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Rhett's Island

Postby BIG PAPPY » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:25 pm

Can anyone give me some info on Rhett's Island? Been Wanting to hunt there for early tell and need some advice on the best place to go and how to do it. it would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby leeledger » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:11 pm

I think Dep can answer that question, but he may be tied up for a couple of days.
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby BIG PAPPY » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:33 pm

okay thanks
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby Remman » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:40 pm

shot me a pm i live close by, can help you with info

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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby Woodiewacker » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:45 pm

Welcome to the boards.... :welcome:

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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby Dep6 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:07 am

Last year there were more boats in Rhett's than I have ever seen, the group I was hunting with pulled over before dark the day before and I got there right before dark. We had people within 200 yards of us all night long I waved boats off and still had at least 5 boats within 200 yards of us and we didn't fire a shot and only saw one teal. I only know of 2 boats that did any good out of at least 35-40 that were in the impoundment. And that ain't trying to blow smoke up no one's tail!!
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby Remman » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:28 pm

preach it!!! what dep says is the truth lots of boats and not many birds! :huh:
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby PLP » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:49 pm

I can tell you this..in my 1 trip there last year..Know the tides..or there will be a mud flat THAT YOU CAN NOT CROSS between the water and the ramp..My friend lost his hip boots in it..That's another reason guys spend the night out there..But really..unless you want to hang out all night with the guys..it doesn't matter..people will still be on top of you,and skybust..

make sure you do a pre-run to learn how to get the boat over the dykes,and how to get around once you are in....bring ropes and a come along just incase..lighter boats are better..on the way out we went out the ramp we came in on..It was a steeper angle,and my boat went under water..motor shut off etc..It was a nightmare.Use the flatter ramps if you can..manuever slowly once in..plenty of stuff to hit...lots of gators..lots of guys don't get out the boat...Lots of other shooters out there..They don't respect a 3 million candlepower spotlight either...LOTS of skybusting..I did not pull the trigger..Chances of me going back are not good...Just giving you the honest truth..Take it for what its worth..If you have nowhere else to go,then it would be my #1 choice..lol..Good luck!Did I mention the skybusters? :lol3:
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby po'boy_outfitter » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:27 pm

hey man rhetts is good im from darien and email me and i can help you out i run a twelve footer with a 3000lb winch and im over the hump in about 2 minutes and te tides aint crap git a running start and youll get there every time .......dep were abouts are you from
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby Dep6 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:46 am

i'm from Middle Ga and have done my time there, I have done the mud slide before, Hate the Champney crossing to be sure. Definitely a learning curve to that place!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby duckgodliaison » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:48 pm

Careful ramping over that mud.........I know by experience there are stumps just under the surface.........wouldnt be pretty. I know last year Rhett's didnt produce very well.........
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby Woodiewacker » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:23 pm

Rhetts wasnt worth the work most days last season...Not enough grass to hide in from the few birds that were there....Looks better this year....
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby duckgodliaison » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:53 am

Sounds like theres too much grass this year!
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby po'boy_outfitter » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:37 pm

hey fellas im going over there friday ill fill yall in im going to try to take some pics of the grass and the pullovers and any other crap you guys want just pm me and tell me i might not head to the other ponds but ill try depending on the water level
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby Remman » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:28 pm

bring a dog if you hunt pond 1!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby SkyPeeler » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:00 pm

Why do you say bring a dog? Alot of water or grass? :fingerhead:
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby Remman » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:11 pm

way to much grass to find a downed bird, :thumbsup:
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby Woodiewacker » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:14 pm

Yup went with Rem a few weeks ago...LOTS of grass but that may change as they flood it...doubt it tho...bring a dog....and a mud motor...or yall are going to be pushing through grass a looooooong ways.....
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby po'boy_outfitter » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:18 pm

well boys and girls rhetts is looking worse by the day the grass just looks to be getting taller and taller the ponds are flooded but there is no open water in pond one like last year and 2 and 3 aint doing to good either
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby Woodiewacker » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:53 pm

Thanks for the update.....I guess Ill hunt Champney butler and the river til late season and the crowds die down and then MAYBE try Rhetts....
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby The BB » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:50 pm

Found the stumps under the mud this morning at the ramp ! :mad:
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby Woodiewacker » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:59 pm

ahh thats never any good....do any serious damage???
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby Remman » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:14 am

It looked a lil hairy there for a sec, he has plenty of experience. Well done sir, congrats to Grant!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby stumpknocker » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:47 pm

for those of you that have been on rhetts lately. Is there gonna be somewhere to hunt or is it gonna be too much hassle.
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Re: Rhett's Island

Postby Dep6 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:00 pm

Lots of hassle I suspect there sir!!
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