Lake Terrell Report

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Lake Terrell Report

Postby Otto » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:59 pm

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Postby newduckhunter » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:11 pm

where is lk. terrell? how deep is it? thanx :help:
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Postby Otto » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:30 pm

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Postby newduckhunter » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:33 pm

do you know of any places to go in snohomish? :help: i am only 15 and can't get out to scout? :help:
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Postby Otto » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:42 pm

How about Big Ditch? just north of Stanwood a couple of miles. Its a decent walk-in spot that is intertidal, so freeze up is not much of an issue and maybe a good choice for the birds right now. I cant give you a report as I have not been down there in 2-3 weeks.

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Postby Otto » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:43 pm

Also, let me know if you need a mentor for the youth hunt next year.
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Postby newduckhunter » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:50 pm

i will keep that mentor thing in mind. is that big ditch place also a pheasant releas site called smith farms? if not pm me the way to it because i live by arlington and stanwood.
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Postby Otto » Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:34 pm

No it is not a pheasant release site.

Where Pioneer Hwy goes over the RR tracks, take the dirt road that goes west all the way to the end.
There is a small wooden sign at the begining of the road saying WDFW Big Ditch or something like that.

Look forward to hearing a report if you make it down there.
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Postby Hevi/shot » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:51 pm

Thanks for the report Otto. I'll try to hit up that WWA work party.
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Postby Otto » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:44 pm

Hevi-shot,

I checked the ice this morning and it is not as thick as I previously reported. More like 1-2" thick.

Hope you can make the clean-up party, I'll make sure to put out reminders but typically is the second Saturday afte the season ends
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Postby Hevi/shot » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:40 pm

Otto,

Sounds good... Good luck with the ice. Hopefully it will warm up just a little.
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Postby athomeruddy » Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:29 am

thicker than when we hit it brad? zack and i were up there one morning, and it was too thick. went to the spot we met last week and popped my limit of 5 greens 1 gad and 1 spoon...not many birds in the area. 1.5 hours to break ice to get to our blind, another 1.5 to break a hole! tahnks for the report
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Postby Otto » Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:38 pm

yes it is a lot thicker than when we were there, the entire lake is covered with ice and though it warms up a bit during the day it's still nowhere near aenough to melt. With the temps going into the 20's every night it just getting thicker and thicker.

You got a limit at that spot we walked around that night and watched birds work? was that today or the day you and Zack were up here?

I hunted this afternoon on some private corn/potato fields I have access to. First time there and we had birds everywhere, it was tough though, with the sun shinning so bright and the limited cover available, we were able to scratch out 6 birds in a hour and a half of hunting. I did learn a bit and will put the hurt on them next time.

Sunday we are going to try and break ice on another lake trying to retrieve one of the dead swans, hopefully my boat will be up for the task.
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Postby hunt-chessies » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:00 pm

boy i loved reading this thread. I learned how to hunt ducks up there and that lake was one of my regular spots along with welts property, the skagit, and a few ponds on whidbey island. I can remember breaking alot of ice on that lake to get into some of my favorite islands. i can remember sleeping on some of those islands to get opening day spots too!!
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Postby athomeruddy » Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:02 am

no sir, not where we watched those birds...although i was thinking that for friday if your game...

The first spot we met, 28 ducks in the back of the little ranger...pulled em outa there.
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Postby Otto » Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:21 am

Yea Ruddy, I got you message yesterday while thigh deep, busting ice pushing a boat, we did get our target bird.

Sounds good for Friday, but I am not a 100% sure of my schedule yet, if I will be taking Friday off or not. Will let you know.
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Postby Otto » Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:50 pm

FYI, as of today Wednesday the 21st. the majority of the lake is thawed.

Ruddy a diver hunt maybe in order if the birds come back, I'll keep my eyes peeled for that certain species in that certain spot :smile:
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Postby athomeruddy » Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:44 pm

sweet, i will shoot u a call in a little bit. justin and i will be up north tomorrow. would be sweet to get to gun with u again.
hope those biatches come back
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Postby Otto » Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:52 pm

Ruddy,
I am working tomorrow, but I will be at the lake around 0800 I can direct you to a few areas that have had birds working today. Went out with another guy this afternoon for 1 1/2 hrs. got a couple of mallards and 4 ringers.
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