Greetings from Capt. Dave & BAYMEN!
In my duck blind today, I had new duck hunter Bob Sacco. Bob fished for striped bass with me this summer on the bay and it was a pleasure to have him back for a duck hunt.
At first light, a thick, foggy mist on the water that was just beautiful. Temps in the high 40’s and not a breath of wind. Fall colors glowing along the water.
Really good flights today for pre-waterfowl migration. A flock of geese, a pair of black ducks, a solo mallard, and about twenty wood ducks in several different flocks. Birds decoyed very well over our simple spread that consisted of a pair of mallard, a pair of black duck, a pair of wood duck, and a pair of Canada geese, with a big hole in the middle for the birds to land. Bob ended the morning with a beautiful pair of wood ducks, his first ever birds as a duck hunter.
It was a lovely paddle out and back. I love these fall mornings with just a little crisp air and the glow of autumn all around me. It is a spiritual experience for me to be in a part of God’s creation floating like a leaf on the water in the pre-dawn darkness, setting the decoys, and waiting for the flights at first light.
Happy Autumn and happy hunting.
Capt. Dave, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com 30 Years of Guiding The Finest Clients On Earth.