Diving Duck Hunting

Diving Ducks

Hunt them from November – January

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The Eastern Basin of Lake Ontario is a HOT SPOT for “Bluebill” action!

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Expect to encounter both Lesser & Greater Scaup!

Diving Ducks Bull Whistlers (goldeneye) and other Diving Ducks are best encountered during the months of November and December.  These hearty birds are impervious to cold weather and are challenging ducks to hunt. These birds were taken during the 1st week of December. Diving duck hunters enjoy our gunning from our custom float rigs.  Our boats are the standard by which all others are judged.One of our custom Float Rigs overlooking a rig of Divers!

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The Seaway team has always set the standard in offshore gunning.  Our design and utilization of our boats as well as the rigging of our spreads is legendary in the Seaway region.   Our float location dictates the mix of ducks we shoot.  While some locations are just for Diving Ducks, others can provide a mix of Dabblers and Divers.  We lay out the options for our clients so they may make an educated decision about what they will gun for each day. (The Seaway region is so diverse that many different hunts can be undertaken during the same trip – ask us for details!)

Bluebills & Redheads Our good buddy Todd Wagner (Pa) holds a bull Redhead and Greater Scaup.  While we do not target these birds daily (small limits)-our region is one of the few areas in North America where lesser and greater Scaup (Bluebills) congregate during the fall migration.  When the right opportunity arises, the Seaway team is fully rigged to take advantage of these legendary diving ducks.  Todd and his brother Judd gunned beautiful examples of both lesser and greater drakes with this drake Redhead thrown in the mix as icing on the cake

Todd Wagner (PA) with a Drake Redhead & Bluebill

Our good buddy Todd Wagner (Pa) holds a bull Redhead and Greater Scaup.  While we do not target these birds daily (small limits)-our region is one of the few areas in North America where lesser and greater Scaup (Bluebills) congregate during the fall migration.  When the right opportunity arises, the Seaway team is fully rigged to take advantage of these legendary diving ducks.  Todd and his brother Judd gunned beautiful examples of both lesser and greater drakes with this drake Redhead thrown in the mix as icing on the cake!

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We harvest: Bufflehead, Goldeneye, Lesser Scaup, Greater Scaup, Redheads, Ringnecks, Hooded Mergansers, Common & Red-Breasted Mergansers and the occasional Canvasback.