Two of us hit a small public lake in W. Central Iowa yesterday for a combination hunt of ducks and pheasants. This turned out to be one of the best duck hunts I've experienced in a couple of years. We got to the boat in the water and immediately started seeing ducks. We hurried to our spot, threw out the decoys, and started shooting. Ended up with a mixed bag of 7 ducks consisting of 3 shovelers, 2 GWT, 1 bluebill, 1 mallard. Could have had more, but we missed quite a few early. There were a lot of ducks flying around this lake until about 7:15, with a second smaller flight around 8:00. We also ended up bagging 2 pheasants later in the day. This sure beats working!