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worthless coots

Postby KwackSmacker08 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:53 am

i hunt the tn river on nickajack and was wonderin if anyone knew any tricks about how to get the ducks to come to u instead of goin to the coots
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Postby mallard_maniac » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:54 pm

im from louisana and hunted on toledo bend lake. we had our fair share of coots on that lake. not a whole lot you can do. they just like live birds over decoys.
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Postby wratliffky » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:49 am

try long lines or gang rigs, we use this method on ky lake and barkley. not only do diver lock on but the puddlers do as well. :thumbsup:
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Postby cuppedup50 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:11 pm

just shoot ALL the coots..........problem solved. haha
cut em.
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Postby duckdestroyer89 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:59 pm

yea not to be a smart aleck but use coots on long lines. My uncle and I hunt Guntersville all the time in AL and if we are on open water theri are coot decoys in our spread. And being that coots arent overly detailed they dont have to be in great shape, so if you can find some on craigslist or someone you know make float and for the most part their good
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Postby KwackSmacker08 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:42 pm

ive heard of people actually spray painting 1 liter coke bottles black and puttin white lids on them i hear a guy uses 100 of those and no other decoys and wears em out! im not the kinda person who has to have the best of everything and have the best looking decoys but im still a little weary about it anyone else heard of such a thing?
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Postby duckdestroyer89 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:42 pm

havent heard of it but i imagine early season that would work. Also when using coot decoys if you throw them with indvidual anchors dont put them to close together as this is the way they do when they are scared or dont like something in turn flaring ducks. Lots of times eagles or hawks will herd together in piles and then pull one out so you dont want to imitate that although its pretty cool to see
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Postby firemedic » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:32 am

The coke bottle thing is a good tactic. They are so light that they move with the slightest wind. You can also take old beat up dekes and cut some asphalt sealer with mineral spirits or terpentine and make them into coot dekes.
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