A week or so ago, my boat was stolen. I decided to try and scout some fields for ducks since water is out of the question unless i find a walk in spot. Trying to avoid walk in because they are usually overhunted and skybusted. I have a few field for goose hunting but have never seen a duck anywhere near them. I have driven around trying to find some fields that have ducks and no luck, which brings me to my question. When scouting for fields to hunt for ducks, is it essential to look close to large bodies of water (horicon, sheboygan, large lakes, etc)? I have only been duck hunting 3 or 4 years and only hunted ducks over water. So this is all new territory for me.
I do live close to Lake Michigan ( in Fredonia, north of Port Washington), so should i just drive country roads up and down the shore a mile or two inland watching fields? Any suggestions would be great, as usual, not looking for spots, more of a plan of attack.