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Question.... I have hunted the coastal zone all my life. Tried the southern zone many times but I always have problems setting decoys. When the tide comes in on the marsh creeks, if I use individual weights inevitably some decoys will break free and float away; If I use a long line and heavier weight, the first decoy usually ends up partially submerged and looking stupid. Any tricks?
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Marsh Mud decoy weight and line
Use a longer line on weights??Don't keep it strait down with Tide coming up. Bigger weight???
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It's always somewhat of a pain, but if you use individual lines you have to anchor like you would a boat with at least 2-3 times the depth at high tide. Of course floating grass will still carry some away, heavy tide current may still pull a smaller profile (teal) decoy under and if you're not careful you'll end up with tangled together deke strings.
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Longer line and heavier weight.
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Move um out of the current. Either in an eddy or tight up against the bank. It sure doesn't look too natural to have um swinging back and forth in a strong current.
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