January 18, 2013
With the lack of any wind, extreme low tides and blue bird conditions, morning duck hunting parties struggled to get under flights of birds. Captain Harold was able to put CJ, Dan and Bill from Philly on a 17 bird shoot. Other parties shot anywhere from 3 birds to 8 or 9 average for their efforts. The good news! Well, the afternoon duck hunting action did pick up a bit, especially for the groups had slower hunts in the morning. Captain Jason put Keith and Paul on full limits of pintails & redheads with lab Ammo. According to Paul “Ammo made an awesome retrieve that was 100 plus yards long.”
Two parties attempted to fish in the afternoon only to find a few keeper trout per boat. Gulp bounced across the bottom or under a popping cork worked best.
Extreme Low Tides
Current water conditions are extreme low water levels especially in the back lakes of Matagorda Island. Thank goodness for the airboats we use to transfer our hunters to and from the blinds.
Duck Hunting & Fishing Weekend Forecast
Unless we get some east wind over the next 12 hours don’t look for any water levels to rise, which is going to make duck hunting a bit tougher. Fishing should rebound with warming air temperatures. I would look for trout and reds stacked over deeper mud in some of the larger back country lakes.
If you have any questions about the hunting or fishing feel free to email BayFlatsLodge@gmail.com
My husband and son truly enjoyed their duck hunt with Nick. He was a great guide. They got their limit that day 🙂 and were extremely pleased. A very professional staff and cordial welcome. Made them feel right at home! I can assure you, we will be back soon for a fishing trip in the Spring!