Thanks for all the information! I appreciate it a lot.
I've been doing all my duck hunting in the Bangor area and October sure is one short month! Every other year I take a trip to some friends in Stuggart Ark to duck hunt. There is no comparison, but it sure is cheaper hunting close to home. I have been enjoying this year so much due to my blind.
I just have a 20 foot square stern old town with a 5 HP on the back. Easy for a man to handle, and extremely sturdy to work with. Instead of buying a "Universal" duck blind for about $600, I made my own exactly as I wanted for popping out that cost me a whopping $95 instead. It's actually allowed me to limit out every day I went in the first 3 weeks of October. If I add the legs on it, I can use it on dry land perfectly too for goose. (Not tested yet however....)
Not a good boat for the ocean however. Maybe on a perfectly calm day, and close in to shore, but not many of those in the winter either.
As for my areas in this area I have so many I love:
1. I hit the north end of Pushaw. Unfortunately, launching areas tend to suck. Everyone's posted their land as private... There is a boath launch on the east side near the middle. You MUST have a boat and you MUST have decoys. And you must be able to put up with less than considerate hunters too....
2. The stream that comes out of the Sebastacook Lake. Lots of wood ducks there.
3. Carlton Pond/Bog - Real good, but only early on. Lots of hunters there unfortunately too. Birds come out at first light and head to feeding grounds and fly right overhead!
4. Fields pond has a lot of Teal and Woody's. Blacks came in around end of October. Didn't see a single green head this year though.
5. Last year I got quite a few on the Penobscot at Frankfurt in Marsh Bay during high tide.
If there is a way to post a picture, I'll send out a pic of the blind if anyone is interested in making one of them.
I'm heading out friday morning, I'll let you know how it goes!
Just the drakes everyone... Take Um...