Today I was out scouting and did not see a hole lot in the main spots of the wasilia palmer area. Hay flats I had one duck come inn. Maud Lake had a couple of divers out in the middle of the lake and they were just settin around. That is the only two places that I went too, but that is the only two places that I really know to hunt ducks. If anyone has any more to add fell free. If anyone has any suggestions or tips fill me in.
A little about me: Wife and I like to duck hunt together we go out as much as we can, but a 2 year old kinda slows down a little bit. In a few more years I figured I will have one of the best retrivers. HA HA HA. I am the retriver cause the wifey aint going to walk in the cold water. Any way best of luck to everyone and safe hunting.
I went out jumping birds south of Anchorage yesterday and managed a mallard. There were not very many birds out, so it was kind of slow. If I was a better shot I would have come homem with at least one more bird...
How does that work
How does she duck hunt if she doesn't get in the cold water, I didn't know that was possible while duck hunting
Mobandy, that is about it for this part of Cook Inlet. You could go south of town and explore 20 mile and Placer.
The thing about Mud/Gull lakes is that you will almost never see a puddle duck in open water. There are so many little pockets of water in the grass there could be 2,000 ducks in there and you won't see more than 1 or 2 until you get out there and get into the grass.
BTW the names of the lakes out Maud Road / Rippey Trail are: Mud, Gull, Leaf, Swan and Jim.
If you are going to retrieve a bird by walking in Mud Lake how is your pro B-ball career going? The mud is over 6ft deep in most of the lake so I am just wondering how you walk in it. Actually I have never found "bottom" out there in the first section of the lake before the slough entrance. The push pole and the oars have just kept going down down down when ever I try to test it.
I have walked a little in the far southern end before the beaver dam and Gull Lake, but it never felt safe to let go of the boat. Leaf is no problem until the water drops. Same for Swan in the few spots I hunted in. Gull lake is much like Mud with the bottom being deeper than my chest waders are tall.
He wifey is like a puppy in training. You throw a cookie in front of her and she keeps going a little bit further tell you need to throw another cookie. She is a champ she don't whine or whimmper at all. She is tougher then a bunch of guys that I work with in the army.
For walkin out in the lakes I never new the mud to be that deep but then again I ain't ever been out their that much. The water looks low as heck with the grass reaching the top. All I did was walk the edges and all. The grass in the south east corner of mud lake looked to be some what of a promising spot for a guy with no boat from what I'm hearing.
Other then that can someone fill me in on more information on the potter marsh? I thought that was a bird sanchuary were you cain't hunt but if you can and yall don't mind tellin me were do you enter in to their?