Decoy spreads

Dirk Van Schmaldlerson

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Lets assume the hide is perfect your on a highly pressured lake in a cove. What's your go to spread when hunting pressured ducks? spinners? Water movement? I need help lol
Assuming that your hide is "perfect" is the first problem. The hide is much more important than the decoy spread in 99% of hunting. Having seen what "perfectly hidden" means to some people, it's not very difficult to see why they struggle at times.
 

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You either have to blanket the cove with decoys, or go the other way and hunt with, like, 6.

I always want to be different from what everyone else has...if everyone runs 3-4 dozen mallards, then I want pintails, widgeon, coots, geese, ringnecks, black ducks...something. Or 12 dozen to put a bigger spot on the water...
 

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Small, highly visible spread (magnums if you’ve got them). By small I mean no more than 5 decoys. If you use a spinner, you must have a remote. Once the spinner gets their attention you turn it off. I set the spinner off to the side of the decoys maybe 20 to 30 yards. Even if it’s on a lake, just to be different, I sometimes use a wood duck spinner and two or three wood duck decoys. Never hurts to be “creative”.
 

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