Thursday, October 29, 2009
My deer camera is about the only thing having some success...
Being limited to my hunting possibilities by choice is tough enough, but not being able to participate on the days you intend makes for one frustrated Downeast Duck Hunter...
I did manage to get out on October 2nd and 3rd with the Maine Outdoorsman for some freshwater action, but I'm not a freshwater duck hunter. The only chance I've had was Columbus Day weekend, Monday October 12th to be precise. And that day happened because a break in the weather opened up a mid-day opportunity (which usually doesn't result in many ducks)...
So here I sit stewing about the weather again as the National Weather Service has provided me with again such great news:
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
1002 AM EDT THU OCT 29 2009
SYNOPSIS FOR EASTPORT ME TO STONINGTON ME OUT 25 NM
HIGH PRES WILL CROSS THE WATERS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. THE
HIGH WILL MOVE SE OF THE WATERS ON FRI. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL
APPROACH FRI NIGHT AND SAT AND MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS SAT NIGHT.
HIGH PRES WILL RETURN EARLY NEXT WEEK.
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT IN THE
Translation, this stinks...
It has seemed that every potential Saturday has had either a serious small craft advisory or gale warning affixed to it. So for the man who loves his sea ducking, I've got three eiders to my season total (2 drakes and one hen). The split for all other ducks started on Saturday and won't open back up until November 9th so I'm out of luck. It's been a bad October for sea duck hunting, I hope November and a few vacation days makes up for the withdrawals turning me inside out.