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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby quackhunter99 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:19 pm

Because its so early in the year... Pintails aren't close to migrating south yet. And the geographic location, they are a rare bird during the season anyways
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby marshnole11 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:48 pm

some of these birds head south sooner than you think. did he see pintails?? unlikely yes but not impossible. could be a winged bird who was paired up and the mate stayed with it. You see a good bit of winged ducks in the STA's. just ask the guys gator hunting in there.
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby marblebelly » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:47 am

Yea, Why not? After all the refuge I hunt...(here in North California) ha ha! :tongue: probably is holding about 40-50 thousand pintails already! Of corse we have a lot more ducks here! Hope they follow me to Florida when I move out there next Spring! EPECIALLY the geese! They are thicker than flies on sh*t here! Looking forward to shooting Blue winged teal! I see BWT out here maybe once or twice a year... and NEVER seeany tree ducks! Good luck this season! :thumbsup:
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby whaknstak » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:33 pm

This was a thread about teal. The little ones with the colored wing patches, usually arriving in mid September.
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby marshnole11 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:05 pm

big groups of Teal have been on the STA's for two weeks now. good thing I have a permit
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby tmclaimerFL » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:51 am

whaknstak wrote:This was a thread about teal. The little ones with the colored wing patches, usually arriving in mid September.

I catch the little delicious feesh with blue on them Image
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby whaknstak » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:22 am

Several of those look short.
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby tmclaimerFL » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:58 am

whaknstak wrote:Several of those look short.

Blasphemy
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby TooheyBirdie14 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:11 am

Just because they aren't bulls doesn't mean they're not legal.. and definitely doesn't mean they're not tasty tasty tasty!!
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby Tealwemeetagain » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:14 am

no size limit on mahi, dont accuse if you dont know your info. just comes off as stupid when your wrong
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby waterdogds » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:04 am

Tealwemeetagain wrote:no size limit on mahi, dont accuse if you dont know your info. just comes off as stupid when your wrong


Whoa Jr :fingerpt: . Inside joke between two friends. Ol whaknstak has a handle on his info and knowledge of the law and regs, I promise you.

Now.....who feels stupid?
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby tmclaimerFL » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:42 am

Tealwemeetagain wrote:no size limit on mahi, dont accuse if you dont know your info. just comes off as stupid when your wrong

And to correct you there is a size limit. Minimum is 20"
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby tknight006 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:11 am

Depends on where you're at...

Regulations (Minimum size length)
Gulf state waters: None
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby tmclaimerFL » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:14 am

tknight006 wrote:Depends on where you're at...

Regulations (Minimum size length)
Gulf state waters: None
Atlantic state waters: 20" at the fork

I was in Palm Beach, so Atlantic. Thanks TK
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby whaknstak » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:28 am

Man Joe, tough crowd :grin:
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby tknight006 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:48 am

I wasn't being an arse with my comment, just in case it was conveyed as such. Heck, I've only caught one mahi in my life, and it was in between throw up sessions.

I can't pretend to even know the regs... I just pulled up the site. Its sad that a Navy guy (myself) gets sea sick anytime he leaves the jetties.... I will however put a hurtin on some redfish.

Limits are for suckers anyway... I shot a huge teal last year, FWC guy said it was a mottled... whats he know... looked like a teal to me..
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby whaknstak » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:55 am

tknight006 wrote:I wasn't being an arse with my comment, just in case it was conveyed as such. Heck, I've only caught one mahi in my life, and it was in between throw up sessions.

I can't pretend to even know the regs... I just pulled up the site. Its sad that a Navy guy (myself) gets sea sick anytime he leaves the jetties.... I will however put a hurtin on some redfish.

Limits are for suckers anyway... I shot a huge teal last year, FWC guy said it was a mottled... whats he know... looked like a teal to me..


Your good tk. I was referring to Michaels inflammatory post. Preciate you setting the record straight
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby tmclaimerFL » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:38 am

tknight006 wrote:I wasn't being an arse with my comment, just in case it was conveyed as such. Heck, I've only caught one mahi in my life, and it was in between throw up sessions.

I can't pretend to even know the regs... I just pulled up the site. Its sad that a Navy guy (myself) gets sea sick anytime he leaves the jetties.... I will however put a hurtin on some redfish.

Limits are for suckers anyway... I shot a huge teal last year, FWC guy said it was a mottled... whats he know... looked like a teal to me..

I'm not butt hurt at all TK. You actually taught me something.
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby Hunter1987 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:44 am

Which STA is everyone referring too? I hunted STA 5 and 3/4 for gators this Friday & Saturday saw lots of coots and mottled ducks but no Teal were sighted. Also, no luck in the early teal STA draw, any suggestions on the STA that offers the best opportunity to get in line for a lottery pick?

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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby tknight006 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:35 am

Hunter1987 wrote:Which STA is everyone referring too? I hunted STA 5 and 3/4 for gators this Friday & Saturday saw lots of coots and mottled ducks but no Teal were sighted. Also, no luck in the early teal STA draw, any suggestions on the STA that offers the best opportunity to get in line for a lottery pick?

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It sounds like all of your duck hunting marbles have been put into a sack labled "STA's". With only 5 days to hunt, I can't imagine even risking not getting picked in the Walk-in line, versus hunting somewhere else. I'm not trashing the STA's, heck, they're a blast... All Im saying is that there are many other opportunities where you are guaranteed the chance of harvesting a duck..

I'd rather be guaranteed a starting role on an average team, then sit on the bench for a good team.

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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby Tealwemeetagain » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:14 pm

hahaha my bad now im the a**hole now. everyone knows all the good fishing is in the gulf anyways
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby Jon32391 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:14 pm

Saw two teal and some black bellied whistlers over the weekend. Then there was the resident mottled flock flying around. Hopefully start to see some more in the next couple weeks. Early season is getting close!
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby Coonrod » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:35 am

Saw a couple more HUGE teal yesterday.
Maybe they were mottleds.
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby whaknstak » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:49 am

Hard to believe you have a vast number of overgrown teal.
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Re: Teal sightings?

Postby tknight006 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:31 am

Jon32391 wrote:Saw two teal and some black bellied whistlers over the weekend. Then there was the resident mottled flock flying around. Hopefully start to see some more in the next couple weeks. Early season is getting close!



Not sure where you are located, but this seems to be the exact same thing I saw.... Curious if we're scouting the same location.
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