help with decoy spread

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help with decoy spread

Postby duckindude » Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:13 pm

hey anybody got ideas for open water hunting decoy spreads.
we tried for the first time today and got 3, we would like some help on spreds for being your own island :thumbsup:
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Postby duckindude » Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:17 pm

please i need help
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Postby kyfowler » Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:26 pm

Describe you hunting area in more detail, do you mean open bay/sea or big lake.
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Postby keegan511 » Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:35 pm

Did you make a runway that funnels with your decoys? That is if your hunting divers? What are you hunting?
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Postby joef250 » Fri Oct 21, 2005 6:19 pm

Start about 15 yards away on both sides make a v pattern. place one on each side working to apoint on both sides alternate hens then jakes if your hunting mallards. If your hunting a blind fron shor or an island make the v shap directly in front of you. good luck....
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Postby Ducksbeus » Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:30 pm

Open water means ALOT of decoys...In your area, I would expect a few goose decoys wouldnt hurt a bit. Practice your ringing hail and maybe some goose chuckles as well. Are your birds flarin off ya??? If they are, you need a lower profile or perhaps face paint and the such. Watch your birds... theyll tell EVERYTHING ya need ta know :yes: :yes: :yes:



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Postby duckindude » Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:51 pm

thanx, we hunt an area that is a big open bay, we used our war eagle to act like our own island, a few isalnds near by but not enough water to float our boat, theres a lot of ducks, they flare pff but only when we drop the blind down to shoot which is normal, would like more tips thaanx :thumbsup:
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Postby duckindude » Sat Oct 22, 2005 6:58 am

comer on guys, need help
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Decoy help

Postby Texas-ex » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:07 pm

I use to hunt a lot on large open bays in South Texas, and a large J coming from down wind and then curling into the blind worked really well. We also used a single feeder decoy sitting right in the middle of the hook all by itself. We often had ducks trying to land right on top of it. If that spread didn't work, we would just use 2 long lines of decoys leading away from the blind with a large pile of dekes right in front of us. The open landing zone was directly in front.

Hope this helps,

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Postby duckindude » Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:03 pm

thanx any more tips r welcome and we need em
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Postby 98ramtough » Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:54 pm

Open water mean lots of decoys, and the biggest ones you can afford. We usually run around 100 decoys for puddlers on the big river with a mix of supermag, mags, standards and hotbuys. Get a LOUD call and blast them when you see them from far away, if they turn then quiet down immediately.....

As far as the formations, from a boat you can set the decoys on two or three sides of the boat, leave room for the birds to land between your different spreads. The main thing is having enough for them to see from far away and getting on them LOUD on the call from a distance to get them coming at you.

Hope that helps...

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