There have been Broadbill around and Brant so I started with the idea that buffies would be spared. After 2 hours with nothing to show I let loose on 'em. Sadly only hens came to stool so down they went.
Then things really picked up as a fligt of Bills started and I dropped a drake. Making 5 ducks at that point. Things were great, the dog had retrieved everything... one cripple was diving to escape 3X and had her out over 100yds. She stuck with it and got the bird, real proud of her.
Then for the first time ever... a drake CANVASBACK sets its wings and feet down! I have NEVER had one stool...Seen them in the park ponds etc...never on the bay. So I shot it, he hits the water. He's flopping around and regains himself...I shoot him again. He's still. Now I have a limit, and i'm gonna grab him and tow my lines back to the beach, so I set out in the boat. 10 feet from the Can his head pops up! ***! Before I can grab the gun he TAKES OFF! NOOOOO!
So then I took it out on the next buffy to come by and as Blue dropped that one on the deck a pair of brant presented themselves perfectly for the one shot two dead routine.
Had to get the dog some work today so the gloves came off and the buffies were going down.