2019 Hunting Trips Reports


1/19/19 Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt

Four hunters mostly enjoyed the scenery on 1/26/19 at a stock tank (pond) Southeast of Austin. Randy Rowley bagged a gadwall. We saw one other duck.

1/25/19 Guided Inland Duck Hunt

Four hunters had a slow day with Allen Ethridge on a stock tank (pond) near Donie.  The hunters bagged two gadwalls, a mallard, and a hooded merganser. There was a group of mallards that circled the tank about a dozen times, but only one of them committed. There were not nearly as many birds in the area as there were on 12/8/18, when the hunters killed 39 ducks. The hunters were probably hurt by the full moon, bluebird sky, lack of wind, and a strong wind a week before blew most of the birds further south.  Since the hunt was not very good, Allen only charged them half price.

1/19/19 Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt

Five hunters had a good time at a stock tank (pond) Southeast of Austin. Randy Rowley led the way with two gadwalls. Chris Campbell and Ken Miller also bagged a gadwall (each). Burl Fulenwider hit one, but it dove and got away.

1/3/19 – 1/6/19 Blast and Cast (Self-guided/chartered Coastal Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip)

Seven participants had a good time near Port O’Connor and Port Aransas.  On Thursday Wayne Weilnau’s group duck hunted but was skunked. They saw four flocks in the distance and a trio and a single a little closer. They only heard a few shots.

On Friday Wayne’s group caught a six keeper sheepshead and one undersized speckled trout.   Randy Rowley’s group headed to Wilson’s Cut between Port Aransas and Corpus Christi for ducks and were skunked. They saw three groups in the distance and a group of six few by about 80 yards away.

On Saturday Wayne’s group fished all day, catching sheepshead, trout, redfish, a flounder, and a ladyfish. Randy Rowley’s group fished in the morning, catching sheepshead and a trout. They hunted again in the afternoon and were skunked again. They only saw a few ducks in the distance and a single during legal shooting time. A flock of about 15 ducks came by after legal shooting time.

On Sunday the groups again caught sheepshead and Jim McGee caught a 29″ redfish and Daryl Shipper caught a 27″ redfish. Jim led the way with around eight fish that were keepers.

This Blast and Cast was the exact opposite of the Blast and Cast on the same weekend in 2018, where we only shot ducks and didn’t catch a fish.

Thanks to Wayne for opening his home for this event.

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