So since opening day of the second split the specklebellies have been really weary. We would watch them pass over us and go right into the next feild over to rice stubble. They wouldn’t look at our open water field so we tried a different setup putting them in groups of 3-4 and put a few callers close to blind with no success. The birds wouldn’t even react to the call. Feeling frustrated after watching them for long enough I decided to figure out a way to kill them.
I cut some wax myrtle trees and lined them up along the levee of the feild that they were going into and took 4 floater decoys to the spot. Friday morning as the specks got up to head our way I new it was on. We sat there brushed up to the max and waited. When they would pass over us all we had to do was cluck and they were locked and loaded feet down. We had our 6 specks within an hour of shooting time with bonus mallards. With scouting we figured out the pattern that they were coming to that feild to drink after resting all night. We planned to give it another shot Saturday morning. The first 30 min was slow and then they started coming. After another hour we had our 8 specks. Same thing as Friday morning, cluck cluck and they came right in, soft calling was the key. Worried of burning them out we gave it a rest for a day but I had to go back and the third time was the charm! Limit again with some jewelry. I think getting away from the big blind and putting in the work to this little blind was well worth the time and effort.
Brady Duhon – Maurice, Louisiana