Targeting Redhead on the bay

Discussion in 'Diver Hunters Forum' started by FowlLanguage, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    I pretty much always hunt tidal waters. I rig about half of my decoys with 25' foot of line, body wrapping the line and storing them in slotted bags. The other half of the decoys, usually the hens, I rig with long line clips and 4 foot of heavy mono. I clip singles in front of body-wrapped singles. Since the hen is in front of the drake, she'll continue to be in front of the drake even after the tide switches. I doubt it makes a difference, but I over-think everything. Just ignore me. :)
     
  2. FowlLanguage

    FowlLanguage New Member

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    I never heard of clipping a decoy onto another one. I like it. But you only do that on moving water right.
     
  3. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    I only rig like that when I hunt moving water. Otherwise, it's long lines anchored at both ends and singles.
     
  4. FowlLanguage

    FowlLanguage New Member

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    Being relatively new to the diver hunting is there a call that can be used to get the ducks attention or do we just use a mallard call to attach them our way?
     
  5. markd

    markd Elite Refuge Member

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    Couple honks on a goose call.

    They are typically pretty susceptible to spinners. Get a floating mojo bluebill, at times it's hard not to shoot the spinner they work so close to it.
     
  6. Rubberhead

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    Oh yeah. A loud mallard hen call and make it sound like a mallard hen. Cans and redheads both really like a mallard hen call.
     
  7. FowlLanguage

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    To you markd i did I did buy a floating bluebill that I can't wait to try out
    And I can differently do a hen mallard call after hunting mallards for fourth years. Thanks Rubberhead
     
  8. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    Around here most guys honk with their mouth, divers will usually eat it up.
     
  9. seaduckhunt

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    Nice photos !
     
  10. FowlLanguage

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    Not that good honking by mouth but pretty good on a call I can set a dozen of goose decoys and try that. Thanks for the tip
     

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