mjcraig15 wrote:More is NOT always better with dekes. If it looks unnatural to the ducks they are not going to come to it. I have shot many a greenhead over small spreads.
MOduckMOfun wrote:mjcraig15 wrote:More is NOT always better with dekes. If it looks unnatural to the ducks they are not going to come to it. I have shot many a greenhead over small spreads.
I second this. I primarily use a small spread. When everyone around you is using an entire marsh spread and you are using a small spread but you can get some movement on the water, it makes you stand out in a good way. My view is to stick to a low number or high quality decoys, and try to add as much movement to the spread as possible through either kicking mud up occasionally, jerk strings, or anything. I agree with mjcraig on the mojo as well. They're good for a while on public areas, but I've had many a bird flare later in the day because of a mojo.
soldier_twiggy wrote:I need to start pulling my mojo earlier. But every time I think of doing it I start to think "the birds that are a half mile out won't know I'm here without that mojo waiving to them. "
soldier_twiggy wrote:My typical puddle-pack is a hodge-podge of species (even some that don't "make sense"). We're talking about 12-18 mallards, 12-18 pintails, 4 woodies, 4 cansvasbacks and (when I remember them) a couple Canada's for confidence. I know woodies are gone early and cans typically aren't playing in small water with puddlers, but variety in shapes and sizes have proven to really work out in the marsh.
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