Layout boat hunting spread advice

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Layout boat hunting spread advice

Postby ky lake mud pie » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:58 pm

I am new to layout boat hunting. I hunt Kentucky lake and Barkley Lake. Been shooting the hell out of bluebills from islands and the bank with no problem getting them to decoy, but it seems like the buffies and GE's always stay away from shore and land so i picked up a layout boat. My question is how should i set up the spread and where is the boat placement in relation to the spread i will primarily be targeting GE's, Buffs, and Cans. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I also have the mojo foating bluebill. Would that help at all putting out. Hope yall can help i just have no experience and haven't seen hardly anyone layout boat hunt on either lake.
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Layout boat hunting spread advice

Postby m.teeter » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:38 pm

If there's no one else layout hunting on the lakes you should be in business. Full limits I'd imagine.
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Re: Layout boat hunting spread advice

Postby ky lake mud pie » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:43 pm

yea i've met two guys that do it and said they have great success. Most everyone around here is either 1.thinks there two good to shoot divers and only hunt green heads or 2. Hunt from the shore. I love diver hunting have been introducing a ton of people too it. I love the first time i take a typical puddle duck hunter diver hunting and those blue bills just fly on a line like little fighter jets straight into the decoys. No games about it! haha. Divers are my favorite ducks i find them to be beautiful birds in general. OK well does anyone have advice for layout boat spreads and boat placement! I need help! :huh:
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Re: Layout boat hunting spread advice

Postby ohioboy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:33 pm

You have a tender boat of some sort?
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Re: Layout boat hunting spread advice

Postby ky lake mud pie » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:01 am

yes i have a tender boat
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Re: Layout boat hunting spread advice

Postby ohioboy » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:21 pm

m.teeter wrote:If there's no one else layout hunting on the lakes you should be in business. Full limits I'd imagine.


I agree with this.

As far as spreads, play with it and see what works. People have very strong opinions as to how you should put out decoys. I put them different everyday. Long lines will limit your flexibility.
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Re: Layout boat hunting spread advice

Postby Tealer » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:14 pm

I wish it was easier to take picture of a spread from a layout.
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Re: Layout boat hunting spread advice

Postby ky lake mud pie » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:35 pm

if the ducks are flying the main lake mostly is that where i should set up a spread the lake is huge so they seem to just fly everywhere
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Re: Layout boat hunting spread advice

Postby ohioboy » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:44 pm

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=203933. This has a lot of the info to questions you have.
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