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Sea duck report?

Postby mainewaterfowler » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:02 pm

Heading out sea ducking this weekend while the regular duck season is on hold. Any one been out yet or seen many birds?
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7 Wood ducks
4 Mallards
3 Ringnecks
3 Black ducks
2 Geese
1 Pintail
1 Surf scoter
1 eider
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby flylineguide » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:58 am

You should go scout on the water its the most effective way.
Puddlers,Divers,Seaducks. Thank goodness I live in Maine. Stripers,bluefish,tuna. Inland trout,salmon,and rivertripping.
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby jperkins » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:50 am

I was out at Seguin last week and saw some pretty decent rafts of ducks. I've never been sea duck hunting so my " decent" may have no real bearing. The pile off Pond Island was roughly 300 birds. Along with many other smaller groups scattered here and there.
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby jperkins » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:20 am

Ps. I always thought that a blind that looks like a rock would be killer out there. They probably already exist. Anyone got pics?! Are blinds necessary?
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby flylineguide » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:19 pm

The blue pages where spots are named :mad:
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby 733SubDucker » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:54 pm

I knew you were gonna get flamed for that one JPerkins! :hammer: :tongue: :rolleyes:
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby RedDog » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:03 pm

I'm not sure why this happens every year. I guess this time it's because:
jperkins wrote:I've never been sea duck hunting so...

Race you lurkers there!
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby jperkins » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:07 pm

Sorry... I have NFC what you're talking about.
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby 682x » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:00 pm

Boats on and ready to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ID 10 T
Arnold Trail Trap , Skeet, and 5-Stand.
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby tgs » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:05 pm

Listing hunting areas on an open forum just doesn't go over well. If somebody wants to hunt a spot then they should scout it, not surf the hunting forums for free info. If you do feel compelled to answer the "where should I hunt" or "has anybody seen any birds" questions, send the person a p.m.

I'm sure the places you listed are all common/public areas but no need to broadcast it on an open forum. Just my two cents and no, I don't hunt any of them. Just think of it as someone posting where you hunt ducks, deer, fishing, it's all the same.

Have a great season.

To the original poster, If the weather permits, you can usually find birds just about anywhere along the coast, just be safe and smart, the ocean is a lot different than the marsh. Good luck.
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby jperkins » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:49 pm

Ahh yes, I see. And although I disagree, I appreciate that one may not want that posted publicly. Thank you for the kind explanation.

@mainewaterfowler- Forget my original post- those were abbreviations for Pondaharleau and Seguineeweaver Island. If you head to the coast you may see waves, rocks, and things that look like ducks.
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby decoycarver » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:27 pm

My Favorite Duck Hunting spots and this I will SHARE--" Where the Birds ARE "-( they are called Migratory for a reason !!! )--and you can Google this on Google Map--look for -( The -X-)-that's where you will see my blind, Boat and Decoy spread,all set up and the coffee's on -- Have a seat load up and relax--there will be others showing up so get a good shooting seat !!--mines the recliner .. :moon: full moon is for migrating !!
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby papageno » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:17 pm

I've never been eider hunting from a ledge either. Do they all fly into 10' breakers and swim into the calm lees? Harder than finding them is figuring out how to definitely survive a hunt :eek: . I'll take a guide (for the first time and, hopefully, not last time in my life) or stick to the marsh.
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby cjg » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:29 am

It's like anything, use some common sense, watch the weather. Any duck hunter who hasn't hunted the ocean at least once needs to try it. We saw 500-600 birds last Saturday and I thought it was a really light day compared to what you will see later in the year. We did see a small flock of Brant that weren't in season that was pretty cool, first time I've seen Brant. We ended up with a few Eider.
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby mainewaterfowler » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:30 pm

Was just curious what kind of numbers are around this time of year, I have my own hunting spots... I usually stick to puddle ducks around this time of the year and go after the sea ducks later in December-January, but because of the way they closed the South and Coastal zones at the same time figured what the heck... We saw some birds but not as many as i had hoped to see. We got a couple, an eider and a surf scoter. Didnt see any "long tailed" ducks at all. I dont know about you all, but I'm pumped for the season to open back up!! Best of luck to everyone out there, and stay safe!
2013 Season
9 GW Teal
7 Wood ducks
4 Mallards
3 Ringnecks
3 Black ducks
2 Geese
1 Pintail
1 Surf scoter
1 eider
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby Bunker » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:42 pm

Glassed my work week hide away today only thing that was home that I could see were 3 big beautiful Mallards. All with nice plummage and double curls only made me wonder what was out of sight in amoungst the reeds. The 4th can't get here fast enough!


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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby Hutch25 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:57 pm

I am getting reports that the numbers in the Deer Isle area have crashed- literally 2 birds in the entire Reach last weekend. ( A friend ran the length in his boat- didn't set up anywhere) My personal spots have NO birds. I am actually considering a big change and hunting the southern areas near Casco Bay.... or, maybe try as far outside as I can get. Also, I will give it 2 more weeks before I decide if this year is a washout.

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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby Cpetit33 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:59 am

Saw a lot of birds today out off kennebunkport
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby mainewaterfowler » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:53 pm

Yeah i cant wait for the 4th. Ill have to do some scouting and try to find where the birds are at for the second opener. Got a good report from a friend so we shall see what the second season brings for us.
2013 Season
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7 Wood ducks
4 Mallards
3 Ringnecks
3 Black ducks
2 Geese
1 Pintail
1 Surf scoter
1 eider
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby jperkins » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:34 am

Big groups of mallards, eiders and scoters in the downeast area.
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Re: Sea duck report?

Postby papageno » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:40 am

A party south of Casco shot eiders, scoters and squaws this morning. they reported seeing lots of squaws.
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