how big is your boat? that area is a well known for waterfowling. there will be competition. Id suggest driving every nook and cranny , looking for places to launch your boat from...that way you know all your oprions the night before you hunt, and can go with any weather pattern that's coming. youd be better off finding a nice farm with a creek all to your own...but that is harder and harder to do. opening day is one of your best chances...scout often, don't motor into all the spots, try to scout from afar...and be prepared to get up very early to get the spot you want. I think the VT side of the lake has blind stake rules...I have seen where people put a stake in the water and claim it as their own... have a back up plan.. don't call like crazy unless you are real good....the best way to hunt for a newbie is to watch a lot, pick a spot HIDE VERY GOOD, and don't mess it up... that means not a lot of misplaced decoys! and no hacking away on the yazoo duck commander dohickie ha ha
early season you wont need to call teal, they will just bomb you.
just know things change...watch the weather!! especially up on the Canadian border... the lake gets a lot of duck traffic.
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