Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Happy New Year: Black Duck Style
I opted to bring in the new year forgoing the ice fishing pursuit as a monstrous blizzard dumped plenty of snow on what little ice had formed over a short spell, but rather trying my hand at a duck that has been fairly mum on the scene for me this year.
The tide was approaching which meant the ducks would be arriving to browse amongst the exposed seaweed and rocks. With just two black duck decoys, my hopes was to arouse the interest of just one of the duck world elite. And that happened... way too fast...
Within minutes of setting up, two committed blacks arrived and I chose my limit carefully and sniped the drake from about 20 yards. I raced against the breezy NW wind and waded out in the shallow water to acquire the product of my efforts.
This is still a lot of day left, but an approaching cold front and gale force winds may leave this black duck as the last for my vacation but the first for 2013. Have a great and wonderful new year full of ducks down and tight lines.
The Downeast Duck Hunter