I also look for "ducky" spots year round, but a lot of my scouting has to do with access. I look for places that are easy to launch a canoe and don't require a long paddle or places where we can walk from the car in less than 5 minutes (I go with my dad and my bro and convenience is big for them). Also, I keep track of everything on Google Maps... I mark areas that I need to scout or want to scout further and put notes in them, places where i've hunted I mark with an icon that corresponds to the type of access (car, canoe, hike, etc). I like this because you can access your scouting data from any internet connection, even smartphone and it helps us decide where to go when we're all at work and communicating by email during the week.