petrotk40 wrote:That looks awesome!
I was just wondering since he told me he was headed up there at the same time. How was the hunt?
We weren't able to hunt the areas we originally thought we'd be able to...lake needed to be a few more feet above normal to flood them and allow us to float in them with the boat.
Ended up hunting the main lake. We were on the wrong side of the lake the first day but shot some teal and mallard. Heard/saw a ton of specks up high, and I think we saw a large migration on the opposite side of the lake. The next day we found out we could drive in, so we set up from the shore on the other side. Fog didn't lift until about 10:00, but there were quite a few birds flying around for about 30 minutes. If our shooting was better we could've downed some more birds, but it just completely shut off about 30 min after sunrise. We beat a group of boat hunters by about 30 min, they idled around about 100yds away and spotlighted us for a little bit, which causes me to think we were in a good location. Just at the wrong time.
The air is MUCH drier up there than it is here. Upper 20s feels like upper 30s/mid 40s in OK. On the coldest morning I got away with just wearing light winter clothing.
Anyway, we didn't do as good as we were hoping but it's always good to be able to get into some birds before the season starts down here.