The flood up starts early at the club I'm in this year. Our pond is the first to flood so we put our decoys out Sunday. Nice driving out to the blind in your truck and just dumping the decoys out. I might have to rig some sort of lift bed so I can tilt the bed and let the decoys trickle out as I motor around. Luckily the dirt was cracked so we just slid the weights into a crack so we don't have to stomp them into the mud to keep them from moving around. Some water in the bottom of the blinds. Hopefully the caretaker will pump it out but if not I have a drill pump that should make quick work of it. Left a couple of bug bombs on the seats and put the covers back on. Pounded in a stake with a little reflective tape to mark the beginning of the "Yellow Brick Road" which is the graveled, slightly underwater, pathway out to the blind. The blind is a good hundred yards out into the pond. It will be open water 360 degrees around the blind with a bank of tules about 100 yards to the South and some more about 75 yards to the NW. There is a sweet looking stand up blind tucked back in the tules to the North but it's only going to shoot well in a NW wind since there's no way for the birds to decoy in a Southy. The grass has been mowed down to about 2 inches high and there's lots of seed pods on the low stuff. Should translate into duck food. Seems pretty early but water starts flowing this weekend.