Goose decoy rigging (floaters)

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Goose decoy rigging (floaters)

Postby Echospartan » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:08 pm

What is the best way to rig goose floaters? I was rhinking of texas rigging them, has any one ever tried that. I was thiking 54" and 6 oz weights.
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Re: Goose decoy rigging (floaters)

Postby tornadochaser » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:10 am

I use 8 oz weights on my canada floaters...i've found they stay put better in current or high wind.

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Re: Goose decoy rigging (floaters)

Postby Honk-n-quack » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:43 pm

8 oz strap weights around the neck with 10 feet of nylon cord
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Re: Goose decoy rigging (floaters)

Postby wjarrell » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:10 pm

8 oz keel grabber weights with about 12 feet of cord
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Re: Goose decoy rigging (floaters)

Postby Honk-n-quack » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:11 pm

Imho 54" is too long for Texas rigs, it would get kinda messy
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Re: Goose decoy rigging (floaters)

Postby Mike657 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:01 am

Keel Grabbers all the way. Texas rigs are useless to me, since I mostly hunt 12-16 feet of water.
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Re: Goose decoy rigging (floaters)

Postby Cajun1085 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:12 am

I use 16oz weights on the Potomac River. That way I don't have to worry about them when the water comes up. I use 400lbs mono and wrap it around the keel. 50-60 inches.
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Re: Goose decoy rigging (floaters)

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:44 pm

Honk-n-quack wrote:Imho 54" is too long for Texas rigs, it would get kinda messy

54in is fine for Texas rigs. I run 48in texas rigs on my decoys and they could still use some length.
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Re: Goose decoy rigging (floaters)

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:02 am

I use 54" 6oz rigs. I don't hunt moving water like rivers so 6oz works for me.
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Re: Goose decoy rigging (floaters)

Postby nitram » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:32 pm

8 Oz Duck Eggs & 3.5 ft. of Rig 'em Right Magnum Decoy line on Bigfoot Floaters.
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Re: Goose decoy rigging (floaters)

Postby Webfootslayer » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:18 am

I run em on on long lines w 36" drops so the dogs can swim through the spread. I also use a 2lb coffe can with a couple rr spikes poked through the bottom filled w concrete and eyebolt to secure the deks in the river current. the wieght holds bout 16 deks.
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