To start off with, it was 16 degrees when I left the house in Reno! By the time I got to Hazen, it was a toasty 18 degrees. When I got to Carson Lake at 6am it was a blistering 21 degrees! :getdown: :getdown:
Had to break ice for the first 100 yds before I got to open water. :pissed:
Set my mallards out 3x2x4x2 with 2 widgeon out front for "flash".
Not a duck in sight!! Finally poped a cap at 11:45. It got better. From 12:30 to 1:45 the ducks were dropping into my dec's. Big time, sitting in the water !! By 1pm I had a limit of ducks.
Then I took pictures of incoming for 90 minutes. These new didital camera's really suck!!! 4 sec. to turn on & get ready....Hell, the darn ducks are already flaring !! I will bring my Pentex with zoom lens , next time !!
I have to admit ,that the hevi-shot,really reaches out there !!! 7 ducks in 12 shots....not bad. None under 35yards....one spoonbill at 60yards...Just had to see if those manuals were right. :hammering: :hammering: