The water that we hunt up here (Green Bay) mainly has huge rolling waves. Unlike lake Erie or Saginaw Bay where you deal with chop. The rolling waves can make you sick if you don't have a cast iron gut. Riding in a layout is like lying in a soft water bed. If you close your eyes long enough you'll be sleeping like a baby in no time. The layout that I have rides real nice in the water. But if the wind changes directions it can get real nasty fast.
Shooting out of a layout boat is really no diffrent that field hunting on your back. The birds come in like a rocket ship 2-3 feet off the water
and just bomb in. If they swing past that makes for some extreme wing shooting. Nothing like trying to shoot a Can, redhead or blue bill that is travelling at 50+mph. Yep, I miss a lot. Not afraid to admit that! :laughing:
I have killed almost every type of waterfowl out of a layout. Even geese. If there are mallards or black ducks that we see, we'll just attach one mallard block at the end of each main line.
The layout is designed mainly for harvesting pesky divers. But can also be deadly in a marsh or flooded field.