please allow myself to introduce.........myself. hey everybody, my name's heath. i live in austin, grew up in the small town of taylor. just started hunting with a buddy of mine about 3 years ago. started out tank jumping, but went to east texas to hunt with a cousin and got hooked once he showed us the real way to hunt......out of a boat!! this being said, i went out and got crazy on gear: bought waders, calls, gloves, jackets, bags, coys (that's our own term since everyone else calls em dekes), mojos, benelli sbe, rigged out a 10' jon boat w/ 6hp motor, not big enough, bought 14 footer w/ 20hp mariner, built my own blind for it, camoed it, rigged lights and switches and compartments on it.....still want bigger...... we've had average success hunting since we we're both rookies without an experienced person to show us the ropes. we are essentially 100% self-taught, trial and error, learn from our own mistakes- hunters, which is good AND bad.
we mainly hunt lake granger since we both know the lake like the back of our hands. i used to fish the lake weekly as a kid, but i'm just figuring out the duck hunting holes out there to this very day. i just never paid attention to the ducks on the lake.....ever. we would really like to hunt other places, like stillhouse, belton, the colorado, or others in the area, but have no ideas on where to even start on those lakes. we make an annual trip to east texas and hunt jacksonville, fork, and/or stryker once a year.
we would be more than happy to take anyone out and hunt with/make new friends and show what we've found to be decent. wouldn't mind hunting with a true veteran to pick his brain and learn some different strategies. always willing to give a report on my hunts if anyone wants the info.
i've been reading and soaking all the info possible on this sight for a while now. i absolutely hate the guys who always think that when you ask for a scouting report, you're trying to steal their "super secret spot"!! we DO do some of our own scouting, but it's just impossible to find the time to scout like we would like!! my biggest pet pieve!! get over that crap!! i'm just trying to LEARN!! CAN I GET AN AMEN??? anyway, good to introduce myself and get to know some of you.