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Duck & Goose Hunting

Friday on the bay took a turn for the surreal after early week successes with Gadwall, Teal, Widgeon and Pintail filling the majority of the straps. Wind pushing 30MPH driving out of the east and nearly two feet of water surged from the Gulf into the bays and pummeled the few brave souls willing to brave the conditions. Water levels have kept us on the move through the first split and success has been dependent on weather and water stability (of which we've had little). It looks like the Gaudalupe River is going to flood again with a projected 27' in Bloomington on Wednesday. In Friday's weather, I watched as countless flocks of Pintails moved inland to take advantage of flooding fields. Capt. Jake Huddleston reported what looked like 70,000 ducks (mainly Pintail) on one field inland that had flooded. Goose hunting has met with some solid action on Specklebellies along with a few Snows. Field conditions are terrible but improving as high pressure set in Saturday.

What's Wisconsin got to do with Texas? I talked to Capt. Matt Raley in Prairie du Chien and he said there are over a half million ducks sitting on one pool on the Mississippi and they have had a terrible season. Weather in the 60's and mild have left them with little air traffic and far too many Coots and ducks to compete with. Matt will be joining us during the first week of December. Hopefully by then we'll get some of those birds up North on the move. A buddy of his in South Dakota said they are just now seeing ducks arrive. So, it looks like we can bet all the marbles on a strong second split.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We would like to thank everyone that joined us over the last week and welcome guests from all over the nation for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Thanks for making this a very special place!

Capt. Kris Kelley
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Castaway Lodge, Inc.
109 W. Austin
Seadrift, TX 77983
1-888-618-4868 Office
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Thanks for shooting us some great info about conditions. It hard to get this much data in one post but you sure pulled it off!!!

P.S. you get the green button for this one.
 

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Hey Kris, friday was tough but we still enjoyed it and your logde is amazing not to mention Wendi's cooking!!! We will be booking again for sure and maybe it wont be 30mph winds and non-stop rain next time..... Thanks for the good time
-Steve
 

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Steve,

Thanks for the kind words. Yea, Friday was a little too extreme even for the ducks out on that bay! We enjoyed the visit and look forward to having you back. Talked to Mark, he said the deer hunting was a little wet as well. From drought to flood, only in Texas!

TimeMachine,

Thanks for the green and taking time to read and comment.

Regards to all,

Have a safe and wonderful Tukey Day!
 

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