How big is the creek? I hunt on creeks quite a bit actually especially during the week when I hunt by self taking my big rig out on the river is alot of work by yourself.
I hunt on a small trout stream no deeper than 4ft in the deepest holes and no wider than 25ft at most places. In this situation I use no more than 8 decoys. If it has trees along the bank, find the opening in the trees that the birds use. If it runs through a pasture or field find the spot that the decoys can be visble to birds at a distance and can find you some cover.
I also hunt a larger tributary stream that is about 75 yards wide and deeper than the before metioned trout stream. In this type of setup I prefer to look for a good opening and a turn in the creek. As many creeks have turns or bends this gives you the ability to see greater distances for birds and off times a washout or eddy. This where I look to put some decoys, they will appear to be resting naturally like live ducks I try to keep my decoys out of the current if I can. How many times do you ducks in current going nowhere? I will use as high as three dozen blocks but have really started to go with larger oversize decoys that are very realistic. Eighteen super mags stand out better than three dozen smaller blocks. Also dont be afraid to mix sizes as this gives a very natural look as well.
But hey that is just my two cents......
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