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  • Redheads Rule!

    Yesterday turned out to be a fine day gunning for the big trophy redheads of the Mississippi Sound. My client was Randy Partolia of Hattiesburg, MS, and although there wasn't many ducks on the move Randy made the most of his opportunities. The highlight of the hunt was around 10:30 when we were standing around stretching our legs when we spotted a large flock of redheads coming in from behind us from Grand Bay, AL.

    The big flock quickly picked up on our large set up of 100 plus decoys, made a wide bank into the wind and straight into the decoys without any hesitation at all. Well as one might expect this was a golden moment, and Randy was able to pick out his birds as they filled the air over the decoys. Heck, I was able to get in on the action too.

    That one priceless moment made Randy's hunt a success, and he bagged a fine greater scaup too. He also passed up on a number of hen buffleheads and lesser scaups. Overall, the weather down here in south Mississippi has been far from optimum for diving duck gunning, but we've been sticking with it and taking some fine birds.

    Decent weather one day, and then summer like conditions for a week or so. Crazy conditions! As for coastal fishing, a bit of heavy rainfall may send the speckled trout down the rivers a bit, and black drum and sheephead are still biting around bridge pilings and various other underwater structure. With nearly 4 weeks left in our duck season there should still be some cold and windy days to bag some of the Magnolia State's waterfowl.

    Make sure to take some time to enjoy our magnificent outdoors, always respect what we have, and keep it safe out there.

    Great hunting and fishing to all,

    Capt. Robert L. Brodie of TEAM BRODIE CHARTERS