Had my first day of duck hunting today and what an experience. Up at 10 after 5 to drive to the valley, out on Maud to what we thought was an easy Jim Creek access point but after reading a little more this evening on the forum I am sure we ended up at mud lake. We intended to rally up to Jim Creek and find a good spot. Instead we wallowed like pigs in waste deep sulfur sludge trying to push our borrowed shiny v bottom boat around in the muck. The truck and the trailer were less then a mile away, laughing at us from up on the hill. Good couple of hours in the low clouds with a couple of birds checking us out but getting spooked by our non camo. Nothing close enough to shoot. Sorry to anyone out there whos hunting day was ruined by the rookies.
I just keep reliving my dreams from the night before of swarms of all sorts of waterfowl circling over head and all I have to do is pick which one I want. I'll take 8 of these, 4 of these, 4 of those...
Why is it that I can't wait to hop back in that boat and try again?
Now we now what not to do, it can only get easier from here on out right?
Anyway can anyone determine from my poor description where we were?
Is this normal water level for this time of year?
Is Jim Creek Drainage low water throughout?
Is there a better access point?