Thought I'd post since this forum has been too quiet. Well, teal season mostly sucked although it was good to get out. No mishaps, excepting I had to extricate my friend's rig that was trapped in one of our floating mud bricks- you either have to hit them a top speed and grab on so you don't get flung and hope you fly over but most times you get stuck and even a reverse (I don't have one and I had to fab up another push pole) Is useless. Water level is good, the big lake has come up 1' since then and the five teal are probably in coastal Colombia. We need plenty of cold fronts, so all of you up north send them on down. Consider this a standing order. Last two seasons the surveys have glowed about the big hatches and good numbers but frankly we have been passed over or short-stopped or you name it. Too quiet. I'll be getting a new diver call (Haydels) for my arsenal, though the ringers that winter here are not too vocal, just like our Osceola turkeys, but a man must have toys and gadgetry and now and then pray. Federal blue box steel shotshells are gathering dust- yeah, I know they are a bit dirty but does not seem to matter in my pump or double, but they are more than adequate for ringer-killing. A bit sad, my daughter sure enjoyed the last batch of teal I cooked up, so there is a standing order for teal and/or ringer.