It can be a hassle that's for sure. Early goose I dont try very hard. A dozen decoys at most and just a couple clucks and double clucks to get their attention. These birds are used to relaxing and hanging out in the fields/pastures in family flocks. Dont put a 125 decoy spread out and call like its late season, it wont work.
A lot of guys have good luck with a half doz fullbodies in a pasture, or 2-4 floaters in a pond or along a river bank. These birds arent used to seeing flocks of 75-100 birds yet. Yeah they might all fly up at once, but if all 50 get up at once and they already find 75 new birds (decoys) at their favorite location, mom might take them away and go look somewhere else. This time of year they are still in family flocks. You just need a couple decoys to show them its safe to land. You arent trying to bring down big groups of new geese, these already want to go to your location. Just need a couple confidence decoys.
Also, if you do get some birds in.. make sure you shoot for the biggest ones. If you have a family flock of 6-10 birds and you take out mom and dad, it is very easy to call the rest right back around for another go.
Why do I shoot 3.5" for geese? Because they don't make a 4" yet!