With the opener, there should be some birds about, the hard part is how to hide there. The floating cattail mat is hard to move around on and you end up trampling all your cover if you are not really careful. If you don't have a dog you have to restrict shooting to birds over open water, you will never find them if they drop on the cattail mat. A cool place to hunt, but also messy(they mean MUD when they call it mud creek) and difficult. A great place to get a duck species you have never shot before. I've gotten ringers, pintails, greyducks, and a spoonie there, as well as the more normal stuff. Enjoy
What? There's open water? Its not cold enough.