Wake County Spread

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Wake County Spread

Postby lvduckhunter » Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:56 pm

Started going through my decoys from the recent move to Wake Forest. Occurred to me that I may not have what I need for this area. I am currently running Greenhead and G&H mallards at 3 dozen and a dozen teal for effect. I have some floater honkers but rarely brought them out. Any suggestions or additions? I have never seen a wood duck and have no idea if I should get decoys.

My big concern is weights also, I have been using tangle free about 4 ft. but don't know if I should go longer or shorter for the lakes in this area. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby THIN MAN » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:00 pm

A good start with those species. Definately use the geese theres a ton of resident birds around here. I would add a dozen or so coots and ring necks and maybe some buffies for hunting inland lakes. On the wood duck subject, some guys use and some guys don't. I have them and used them but i've shot more woodies over all mallard decs. Not saying they don't work just my exp. As far as decoy line I too use the tangle free with depth adjusters on my puddle ducks. I run about 7ft of line and never had a prob since that stuff sinks so well, I feel that much cord helps gives me more options with my spread. Just my .02


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Postby Mr. Taxidermist » Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:12 am

If you're planning on hunting Falls Lake, you are fine on dekes. Ringnecks will lay into the mallard dekes with a vengance. I've never seen where wood duck dekes make a difference. I've always found with woodies, its best to be where they want to go.
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Postby smokinquacknc » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:06 pm

i would for sure add some divers probably ringnecks, if for no other reason just to put some white on the water.
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