As I have said many, many times I have too many hobbies. I guess that is better than just watching TV. But with the cold weather forecasted I set aside a long weekend to hunt with my dad down in North Alabama and SE Tennessee. We have hunted Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro, AL for about 3 years now and while you might see a thousand birds we have yet to bring home enough birds to make it worth it. The water gets pounded by hunters and the ducks get super wary. So getting birds to decoy is near impossible. We hunted Friday afternoon and all day Saturday and didn’t take a single bird. We got up and headed to Nickajack Sunday morning. Nickajack is the lake just above Guntersville, but is in Tennessee just outside Chattanooga. We were the only hunters and saw lots of birds working closely to the decoys. Had I brought some mallard decoys I think we could have limited out on mallards. But in the end we got a banded canada goose, a lesser scaup, a greater scaup, and a drake mallard. I think we will hunt more of Nickajack and less of Guntersville.