trigger22 wrote:Your best bet is to call Harris net shop in Atlantic and have them build you a decoy net. With a 15x15 I would go with about 50 decoys. They are just as easy to deploy in deep water as they are in shallow because there's no need to get out of the boat. The very first time you put the net out of the boat will be a little difficult but after that won't be hard at all. You will always want to start putting out from the upwind side of your net. Use danforth anchors with a little chain toss out both up wind anchors. Then using the wind and a little motor take out the rest of the decoys and your other two anchors. For the down wind side you can use heavy mushroom anchors. Stretch out the corners and pull it all tight and your ready to go. When you are ready to pick up just start from the down wind side. One thing to remember is once you have them in the boat and have deployed it for the the first time, you have to keep it in the boat. If for some reason you have to take it out of the boat I would advise you to go to the lake and put it out on the water and pickup again before hunting. For attaching the decoys to the net use zip ties and attach both ends of the keel. Also make sure there aren't any rough edges to get caught in the net. One last tip is to make sure you have a long decoy pole to assists with flipping over any tangles as there will be a few. It takes a little getting used to but is well worth it. I wish we still had ours or I would demonstrate for you. As soon as I have enough foam blackhead decoys I will have another one.
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