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I played hooky from work yesterday to do some chores and go fishing. I needed to get paint to finish my summer honey-do project, paining the house. It turned out the ocean was flat so I decided to bring the kayak and try to catch some lingcod and rockfish around the near shore rocks.
Here in Kansas we just had a tragic accident in which 3 duck hunters perished on John Redmond Reservoir in high wind conditions. Since there were no survivors there is no way of knowing what truly happened, but it made me think about how dangerous it can be to be aboard a boat in the winter.
Tomorrow kicks off Early Teal Season here in Michigan. I am so excited I probably won't sleep tonight!
Speck guys and gals, this is a thread dedicated to everything about specks. Pictures of them, calling techniques, favorite decoys, theorys on new migration routes and growing populations, gadgets that help success, dog pics, Tule geese info.

The low water might pose some challenges this year of we don't get a super soaker.... Wisconsin teal season last year....

Im tired of spending nearly a paycheck to eat at the fishetarian in Bodega Bay. But the cod fish and chips there is stupid good along with everything else. Does anybody have a decent recipe that mimics this kind of fry?
Lots of great pictures last year

Look forward to all the new dog pictures to come in 2021!

After following threads here, it is obvious that our experiences vary greatly. What is your typical hunt? If you care to share with others, how do y'all do it?
What’s the best way to go about this? Is it better to go to Home Depot or Wal-Mart for everything? Or should there be an online order from a waterfowl company involved? Not hunting saltwater, just a lake. No dog, so no worries about tangling in drop lines. Water may be anywhere from 30’ to <1’ deep.
Hi everyone. It's been quite some time since I've been on the forums. Like all of you folks, 2020 was not a great year. In spite of covid, I've was able to get out and hunt quite a bit with both shotgun and camera.