This passed weekend, I had goldeneye, canvasback, scaup, and buffleheads land in my setup. My setup was a little smaller, and I was hunting off of the dike. I sat up my buffleheads in a straight line. Right in the center of the line, I stuck some coot decoys in a group. Then I mixed 6 redhead decoys and had them stagger with the line of buffleheads. At the end of the line, I sat my 6 canvasback drake decoys. Everything that landed went right in the middle where I had put my group of coots because of the wind direction. In a normal setting, they would fly down the line and land at the end with the canvasbacks. I normally don't change much because this has worked so well for me. We ended the day with a scaup, 3 buffies, 4 canvasbacks, and a goldeneye. That was just out of our diver spread. My divers and coot are all repaints and lack a lot of detail. But they work. So no need to spend a ton of time painting them.
A BAD DAY AT THE MARSH BEATS A GOOD DAY AT WORK.