I was sick around the 1st of the year and over the weekend, but finally managed to get out yesterday. Very cold AM on the mighty Rio, with nothing flying. Packed up about 8:00 and drove down to the big lake, paddled around for a few hours in my duckboat and got the limit, great start to the new year. In my version of heaven it's all mallard and pintail drakes, so it was cool hunt. My dog was not happy because she had the stay in the truck at spot #2, the duckboat is just too small. Next time I might take the bigger boat and set up a blind.