Sorry for the confusion.. Waterfowl.
Yes, plenty of folks hunting public land and doing well. Unless you're in central Texas where there are no dang ducks.
And yes, if you can go mid week vs the weekend it will be less crowded.
The best thing you can do is get on TPWD's web site and look at their interactive map of WMAs to hunt. Also, check out the Army corp managed properties on hunting rules and regs. Army corp has different rules for each body of water they manage.