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mnhooksetter

any ducks around talcolt---anyone catching any eyes

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mnhooksetter

just wondering if there are any ducks around the talcolt area and if anyone has been catching any eyes in this area

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123fish

They are catching some nice walleyes at the Jackson dam.

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idratherbefishing

I think the duck opener should be good. there are quite a few ducks around. My younger brothers went out for the youth hunt and saw alot of ducks but they only shot holes in the sky!

I think the shallow bite for walleyes will be taking off on area lakes if it hasn't already. Start casting shorelines with raps or a jig and twister and you should find some eyes. Those spots on the des moines river that are accessible should be good too like 123fish stated.

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PerchPounder

hoping for a good opener in the iona area. im thinking that there will be enough water with the rains we have had in the last month. any reports from the area?

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123fish

If you are going to hunt the area I think you are there were by far the most ducks and quite a few honkers at that location compared to any place else in that general vicinity other than possibly the big area a few miles north of there that I didn't look at last Saturday.

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PerchPounder

Thanks for the info. I got a phone call today and a report of the usual spot full of mallards and woodies. I cant wait for saturday morning to get here. I'll be getting the boat out tomorrow night and convert it back into duck mode. I don't bother hunting those other more northerly spots until a few weeks into the season when the crowd tends to thin out a little.

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    • Wanderer
      That’s pretty awesome! I’ve been keeping an eye out around the house but haven’t seen enough activity to coax me out in the temps we’ve been having.  We mainly have fox around the house, and only one good yote.  We had a young wolf do a lap around the house in the spring but haven’t seen him around since.  I know I couldn’t shoot him but I’d sit out just to see him if he started showing up again. Mainly turkey tracks as of late.  
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