Hunting Ducks In Flooded Timber: Part 1

In icy darkness, the guide maneuvered the 16-foot War Eagle aluminum boat through towering timbers of a Mississippi River backwater. Giant cypress trees festooned with Spanish moss rose like hairy skeletons from the inky, frigid swamps. It turned out to be a great day for hunting ducks in flooded timber.

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Hunting Ducks In Flooded Timber: Part 2

In states without coastlines, waterfowlers can still take advantage of fine hunting by hitting the rivers and flooded timbers. Backwaters off the major river systems like the Mississippi and Ohio provide some of the most outstanding duck gunning found anywhere.

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Tips For Catching Schooling Bass

Find the shad and anglers usually find bass. At the right opportunity, bass attack from all directions, herding shad into balls and forcing them to the surface. At the surface, shad run out of room to escape. Then, the bass come in to gorge on anything they can catch. If anglers happen to sit in the right spot at the right time, they can quickly catch several fish, but they must react fast.

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