Oversized vs. Regular Goldeneye Decoys

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Oversized vs. Regular Goldeneye Decoys

Postby MattKenzer » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:53 pm

We have three dozen carrylite goldeneye decoys (regular size).....We have just purchased six of the GHG Oversized Goldeneye Decoys to help those outside birds pick up the rig...however, I think they look great but I am surprised at how big they really are....

My questions is this...from your experience, do the larger decoys haul-in more birds or atleast help?
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Postby THIN MAN » Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:51 pm

On big water YES! Ducks and geese have really poor depth perception they won't know the diffrence.

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Postby MattKenzer » Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:59 am

Thanks for the input Thin Man.
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Pattern

Postby big37dog » Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:47 am

What sorts of patterns do you use when setting your GE decoys.

I'll be setting mine for the first time. I will have a few puddlers, occasional goose, some mergansers around.

I will be shooting open water once in land begins to freeze up.
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Postby MattKenzer » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:13 am

Hi big37dog;

I normally set my Goldeneyes on sinking droplines hooked up with swordfish swivels (3 foot sinking line down to main line) which allows the dog to swim through the rig.... I will normally set two dozen decoys in a V-Shape.... one dozen per side allowing the birds to drop into the middle....

I will set three puddle ducks (normally magnum blacks) near shore on a seperate line away from the divers when hunting from the islands.

I hope this helps...
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Thx

Postby big37dog » Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:25 pm

Thats a great help. I have 3 dozen GE decoys ordered.
I have hunted the eiders for a while but this is my first attempt at the GE with decoys.

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Postby Jim Broadbridge » Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:46 pm

I'm with THIN MAN, in open water the large size helps draw them in from a farther distance, a flag is a great tool as well in open water.
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