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Adding motion to decoys in salt water

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  1. yupitsnuge

    yupitsnuge New Member

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    Besides for a jerk string which doesn’t work so well when in a kayak is there anything that lasts in salt water to add some motion to decoys? We’ve tried mostly mojos. They lost about 1-2 outings and they’re dead. The mojo ripplers seemed to do ok for a season but not much longer. Any other suggestions? We’re hunting saltwater tidal marsh.
     
  2. reddogge

    reddogge Elite Refuge Member

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    Maybe that one they covered on here with the 4 arms. It held 5 decoys and gave them lots of motion. I imagine it was operated by a jerk string.
     
  3. Dirtybird420

    Dirtybird420 Elite Refuge Member

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    Quiver but types. Anything where there connectors exposed is a no go which you’ve figured out. I went with a floating mojo spinner. It’s small n low so it adds something but we don’t really hunt puddles. If we do. Jerk cord.
     
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  5. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Figure a way to make a jerk rig work or suffer frustration and buying replacements every year. It's that simple.
     
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    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    This ^.
    As you know, salt water and electrics don't mix well.

    You might try tying a baited fishhook to the front anchor point of a decoy, a really heavy anchor to the stern anchor point, and hope a medium-sized fish provides the movement....
     
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  7. Kola16

    Kola16 Senior Refuge Member

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    I've used jerk strings from a kayak. What's the problem you are having? In WA we can't even use electic decoys so jerk strings are the bees knees!
     
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  8. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Yep Ive been using jerk strings from my aquapod for years. Another thing most don't think of is that longer decoy lines allow for more movement. I was running 8 foot lines in 3 feet of water today. Lots of movement and white decoys flashing.
     
  9. yupitsnuge

    yupitsnuge New Member

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    How are you guys preventing your floating yak from pulling into decoys? We can’t anchor the yaks so only the far end of the jerk string has an anchor which is in 15’ water.
     
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    Kola16 Senior Refuge Member

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    How do you keep your kayak from going anywhere? How do you keep it from getting taken away by the tide or the wind? I always just hide in grass sticking out of the water. If I wasnt hiding in grass, I would just use my kayak anchor system to anchor the back of my kayak. Super quick to deploy and pick up. And cheap. 7cc967d1b8b1352babaacadbfd3c8e30.jpg
     

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