Cache River

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by jjarvis0007, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. jjarvis0007

    jjarvis0007 Well-Known Member

    Was thinkin about goin this Saturday but i'm not sure if there is gonna be any water. I heard it is down out of the banks again, but maybe the rain will bring it back up. I have never been before but we are going with some guys that have been. Heard it is the best it has been in 10 years there now. Any other good news on the Cache?? Thanks
     
  2. Hambone

    Hambone Well-Known Member

    I don't know where you heard it but the Cache River has been terrible. Bayou Meto is awesome right now!!! I would be heading there if I did not have a place to go.
     

  3. jjarvis0007

    jjarvis0007 Well-Known Member

    A group of guys that hang out at the boat shop have been taking a bunch of birds there. A few more people that we have put motors on for have been limiting out everyday during open season.
     
  4. hogfan x

    hogfan x Well-Known Member

    Water is falling like a rock. The ducks I am seeing are hitting fields that they can hold the water in and most important, they are private.
     
  5. farmdub

    farmdub Well-Known Member

    Sounds to me the place to be is the Ol meto or nobody wants to shoot and tell
     
  6. jjarvis0007

    jjarvis0007 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum farmdub! The Ol Metro looks like where its gonna happen. With all the other 1000 people! :smack:
     
  7. green29

    green29 Well-Known Member

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    Cache is falling, and there are very few ducks. Very little water is on the refuge, I have been deer hunting it.
     
  8. 4hunting

    4hunting Well-Known Member

    Best in 10 years?????? Think someone is pulling an early April fools joke on you!

    Was a little water a week & a half ago to 2 weeks ago, not even enough then to flood out very much, but it is a foot below flood stage & falling fast! Water is gone & what few ducks that were there have went south with the fall, most likely to the Metro! What few are left are either on the Fed's rest area's or on private land that still has water.

    Here is a link that shows current readings & future water level predictions with current rainfall figured in!


    http://ahps.srh.noaa.gov/hydrograph...&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1&toggles=10,7,8,2,9,15,6
     
  9. jjarvis0007

    jjarvis0007 Well-Known Member

    Have seen the pics and the ducks so I know they WERE there at one time. Oh well!
     
  10. sunny b

    sunny b Well-Known Member

    cache is running out FAST, i know the last time we were there it fell out 3" in one day. the Metro has been hot but slowing fast, the ducks are rafted up and the hunters are too. only everywhere unlike the ducks. i know people who have hammered them but from what i hear it is slowing down fast. i ain't going in there on the weekend fo' sho'.... all the school guys go back this week so all us "workin'" men can get back to the good huntin' now! everywhere should be getting better.
     
  11. Manybeards

    Manybeards Premium Member<br>2009 Turkey Contest Winner<br>20

    One word of advice "The only way you will ever know is to go check it out yourself" Then after season when someone tells you they smoked them everyday you don't have to sit there with your head down wishing you had went.
     
  12. VALES

    VALES Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine has been hunting private land around the cache and last week they killed over a hundred ducks. He has been hunting ducks for 45 or so years and he said that was the most ducks he has seen in twenty years but he didn't figure they would stay there long once the river went down. Good luck to all cause i figure them ducks are on their way to Mexico by now. Best bet is to be out every day you can now.
     
  13. quax

    quax Well-Known Member

    Nope, i heard they stayed and are swarmin around clarendon.....
     
  14. ArkArcher

    ArkArcher Moderator<br>Bowhunting<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting Co Staff Member

    You're not alone....I've heard the same thing. Know some guys that went last week all week I think and they limited out every day on the cache.
     
  15. sunny b

    sunny b Well-Known Member

    i got good buddies that hunt the cache above I-40. all private now but they say the ducks #'s have been unreal all season. they kill on average 40-65 ducks 90% mallards everyday. they're worst hunt this year was still around 20. seriously. some days in timber and some in fields. they tell me there is an over abundance of water on their place but it is PRIVATE. most of these great reports we hear are just like this one. in places that mot folks can't go. they have asked me to hunt with them but i'd feel imposing knowing they paid $50k and i was hunting for nothing......I hate feeling like i owe somebody.
     
  16. jjarvis0007

    jjarvis0007 Well-Known Member

    It doesnt bother me one way or another. I have many places to go. I was just gonna pay a visit. Just wanted some info to see if it is worth the gas.
     
  17. Dogs & Ducks

    Dogs & Ducks Well-Known Member

    I "HEAR", there is a place on the Cache, next to a sanctuary, that is covered with ducks. There isn't much water there so available space to hunt is short. Now remember, you cannot be on refuge ground until 5:00 am, so they are lining up on the hwy. @ 8:00 pm the night before to get a spot. :smack: Good luck with that!!!! :hopeless:
     
  18. hogfan x

    hogfan x Well-Known Member

    Better bring some water with ya. Maybe some plastic would work :biggrin:
     
  19. jjarvis0007

    jjarvis0007 Well-Known Member

    :thumb: Looks like next week there will be enough water. :thumb:
     
  20. Dogs & Ducks

    Dogs & Ducks Well-Known Member

    hogfanx, I'M not going in there but might pay to see the show!!! :stooges: