Scout. Lots of lakes in the area have the ability to hold ducks, it's just a matter of putting in the time and effort to figure out which are "decent". You're already on the right track by going to the FWC website and doing some research, now just make a list of the places you intend to try and head out with a gps and a pair of binoculars.
As far as this area goes though, you're going to be severely limited this year in terms of where you can hunt. Most of the lakes around here are almost completely dry due to sink holes, drought, and FWC projects.
Being new to the area, you also need to familiarize yourself with all of the rules and regulations specific to Leon county lakes such as HP restrictions, etc.