DC: 6am,I was there, where were you?
Walked all over the south end with a full pack of decoys on my back for an hour, looking for the water......There isn't any !!
Went up to the east side, through the first gate. Someone with motion wing & dec's already set up in the first water hole inside the road.
Drove to the end to where the trees are, and headed straight west and then a little north. Broke ice 40% of the way,not bad,but ice just the same.
If you stay close to the trees, it is wet at first ,then dry; which is a better way in & out. (Found out on my way out) Found a water area with a stream going south out of it. Set my 4 spring in the stream, 10 mallards in the south part of the water, and 6 widgen over to the right. Backed off to the south 40 yards, into some 36" weeds. (that was "the cover" in the area) Well, it is now 8:45, half the day shot to hell. Had two flocks come over but out of range. At 10:15 I happened to look up, and there they were. A flock of black birds right on top of me at 50 yards & closing. Jumped up, shot the 1st bird, swong got the 2nd, was going for a tripple, but noticed the 2nd bird was not hit hard, so had to finished it with my last shot. I still did not get to try my "hevi", since I put in BB's thinking of high birds. Boy they mess a duck up at 40 yards. This will be my last trip to Washoe.....Fallon for me, deeper water, less ice if any?? Sage