Botiz630 wrote:Is there any water at all? Even a few inches is enough to float a kayak or a pirogue. It would probably be easier than some contraption for deploying and retrieving from shore.
IowaWaterfowler10 wrote:I know Avery makes either a 12-16 foot pole with a hook on the end so you can grab your decoys and pull them back in. A google search for decoy retriever should yield you good results.
MissedAgain wrote:Hybrid Prototype...weighs about 45-50 pounds.
Otherwise I would use the throw the decoy out and use a fish pole to retrieve (use tanglefree or some other single strand line so the hooks don't get caught...) I have a few areas I have hunted like that and even had red fish hit the zara spook I used for bird & decoy retrieval.
Specklebelly wrote:I am already looking forward to teal season in September and have a new spot. It is one of those, sink to your waist type muddy places in late summer. I want to devise some way of throwing a half dozen or so decoys out from the bank and then be able to bring them back without ever getting into the water. Any ideas?
I have thought about attaching some fishing line to a small gang rig and reeling it in after the hunt.
Any ideas of how I could get the decoys out and back in without walking in thick mud?
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