Sam Rayburn, Toledo Bend and B. A. Steinhagen Lakes are located at the southern end of the central flyway. It is the final stopping point for many of the most desired duck species. Mallards, Widgeons, Woodies and Gadwalls all make their winter homes on the many sloughs and flooded timber holes adjacent to the lakes. These lakes are also a well-used stop over point for Teal, Redheads and Pintails making their way to the coastal marches located approximately 2 hours to the south.
The Angelina River offers great hunting above its’ convergence with the Neches River. This area, locally known as “The Forks” has thousands of acres of winding sloughs and large grassy flats that hold an abundance of waterfowl. In addition to the large flats, high water conditions can provide flooded timber hunts that rival those of eastern Arkansas.
We hunt flooded willows, timber and shallow pockets with scattered buck brush for Mallards, Widgeon, Gadwall, Wood Ducks, Pintail and Teal. Late season also brings Bluebill, Ringneck and Canvasback hunting on the main lake. Hunts are from daylight until 10:00 a.m. or until legal limits are reached.
On our duck hunts, we will go where the birds are. We will not depend on a fixed blind for our hunting success. If no brush is available where the ducks want to be, we will hunt from the boat in a pop-up style boat blind.
I recommend #2 or #3 Non-Toxic shells for ducks, and #4 Non-Toxic shells for Teal.
I can accommodate up to 3 hunters. Arrangements can be made with other professional guides for larger groups.