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#6609520 - 12/31/16 11:22 AM Treebass, Sallysue, Deckhand, and other Central Texas Hunters
Hopedale Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 5942
Loc: Central Texas
Does this look about right?

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#6609553 - 12/31/16 11:47 AM Re: Treebass, Sallysue, Deckhand, and other Central Texas Hunters [Re: Hopedale]
sallysue Offline
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Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 2671
Loc: Belton Tx
yes they sure aint here good

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#6609593 - 12/31/16 12:39 PM Re: Treebass, Sallysue, Deckhand, and other Central Texas Hunters [Re: Hopedale]
Kilo11 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/16
Posts: 92
I keep seeing how bad the ducks hunting is in Central Texas, but I've hunted in the area 11 times this month (same hole) and gotten limits all but once...and that one time was because we got 11 and then started letting ducks go so that we could see if anything cool came in.

A month ago, it was almost nothing but Wigeon. Now it's Greys and GWT.

Now, I'll admit that I may just be in the right spot, but for a hole to be hunted every 3rd day and still be a consistent limit-producer (up to 3-man) means that there are plenty of ducks in the area. If they were just local ducks using that hole, it would have been shot out the first week.

I also see hundreds of ducks on private lakes/ponds driving in and out too. I'm talking covered up.

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#6609659 - 12/31/16 01:53 PM Re: Treebass, Sallysue, Deckhand, and other Central Texas Hunters [Re: Hopedale]
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Registered: 02/21/06
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Loc: Belton Tx
Go ride around in East Bell and you won't see maybe 10 or so in all the ponds

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#6610095 - 12/31/16 07:13 PM Re: Treebass, Sallysue, Deckhand, and other Central Texas Hunters [Re: Kilo11]
Hopedale Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 5942
Loc: Central Texas
Originally Posted By: Kilo11
I keep seeing how bad the ducks hunting is in Central Texas, but I've hunted in the area 11 times this month (same hole) and gotten limits all but once...and that one time was because we got 11 and then started letting ducks go so that we could see if anything cool came in.

A month ago, it was almost nothing but Wigeon. Now it's Greys and GWT.

Now, I'll admit that I may just be in the right spot, but for a hole to be hunted every 3rd day and still be a consistent limit-producer (up to 3-man) means that there are plenty of ducks in the area. If they were just local ducks using that hole, it would have been shot out the first week.

I also see hundreds of ducks on private lakes/ponds driving in and out too. I'm talking covered up.

confused2


Glad you're on them. I've only seen a few birds here and there, and that's been on different days.

I've driven to Lake Whitney and back and only saw one group on a private tank.

What's frustrating is there are folks that don't post on the forum that hunt different areas and they've said the same thing. The birds just aren't here.
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#6610103 - 12/31/16 07:19 PM Re: Treebass, Sallysue, Deckhand, and other Central Texas Hunters [Re: Hopedale]
Kilo11 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/16
Posts: 92
Originally Posted By: Hopedale
Originally Posted By: Kilo11
I keep seeing how bad the ducks hunting is in Central Texas, but I've hunted in the area 11 times this month (same hole) and gotten limits all but once...and that one time was because we got 11 and then started letting ducks go so that we could see if anything cool came in.

A month ago, it was almost nothing but Wigeon. Now it's Greys and GWT.

Now, I'll admit that I may just be in the right spot, but for a hole to be hunted every 3rd day and still be a consistent limit-producer (up to 3-man) means that there are plenty of ducks in the area. If they were just local ducks using that hole, it would have been shot out the first week.

I also see hundreds of ducks on private lakes/ponds driving in and out too. I'm talking covered up.

confused2


Glad you're on them. I've only seen a few birds here and there, and that's been on different days.

I've driven to Lake Whitney and back and only saw one group on a private tank.

What's frustrating is there are folks that don't post on the forum that hunt different areas and they've said the same thing. The birds just aren't here.




The honey hole I've been wearing out is east of I-35, west of I-45. Maybe they're just real concentrated in that corridor and I may just be lucky enough to be in the right spot. I'm sure it's been frustrating for some folks, no doubt.

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#6610130 - 12/31/16 07:43 PM Re: Treebass, Sallysue, Deckhand, and other Central Texas Hunters [Re: Hopedale]
bull279 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 718
Loc: Central Texas
All my indicator ponds in easter McLennan county had ducks on them the day before yesterday and today. Some ponds that normally don't have ducks even had them.
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#6610747 - 01/01/17 10:42 AM Re: Treebass, Sallysue, Deckhand, and other Central Texas Hunters [Re: bull279]
Hopedale Offline
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Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 5942
Loc: Central Texas
Originally Posted By: bull279
All my indicator ponds in easter McLennan county had ducks on them the day before yesterday and today. Some ponds that normally don't have ducks even had them.


That's encouraging.
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#6610816 - 01/01/17 11:48 AM Re: Treebass, Sallysue, Deckhand, and other Central Texas Hunters [Re: Hopedale]
Greekangler Offline
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Registered: 09/05/04
Posts: 1594
Loc: North Tejas
Bonham area- unless you have good water has been mediocre all year. Severe drought since summer.

We have been wacking them pretty good in Van Zandt Co. all about water in N Tx. Too much isn't good in certain areas- not enough in others.
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#6612901 - 01/02/17 05:51 PM Re: Treebass, Sallysue, Deckhand, and other Central Texas Hunters [Re: Hopedale]
Hopedale Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 5942
Loc: Central Texas
Well riding around a little yesterday I found a few birds, but not located where you can hunt them.

Hope this front pushes some down and freezes up some water north of us.
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#6613520 - 01/02/17 09:54 PM Re: Treebass, Sallysue, Deckhand, and other Central Texas Hunters [Re: Hopedale]
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Registered: 06/26/06
Posts: 22258
Loc: Central Texas
Nothing on my tank, nothing at all. Crazy year for sure
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#6616044 - 01/04/17 11:34 AM Re: Treebass, Sallysue, Deckhand, and other Central Texas Hunters [Re: Hopedale]
Kilo11 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/16
Posts: 92
Still got limits this morning on the honey hole, but only saw a dozen or so birds on each of the ponds/lakes that are usually covered up.

The birds this morning acted like fresh birds, worked and decoyed very well. We didn't see nearly as much traffic as usual, but they decoyed within face-shooting range so it was a high-percentage hunt.


Edited by Kilo11 (01/04/17 12:50 PM)

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