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Decoy spreads - big duck season #2585487 09/15/11 08:44 PM
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what is your go to spread? mallards, pintails, teal, etc? What do you normally throw out? Any particular pattern you like best?


Re: Decoy spreads - big duck season [Re: fowlhooked73] #2585504 09/15/11 08:50 PM
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Always scout the day before if possible. I put out the same species of ducks and the same pattern and try to match what I saw the day before. If im hunting the prairie I use pintail, wigeon, gadwall, GWT, a few BWT and a couple mallard dekes if it is late season.
On the bay I put out BWT, Pintail, Redheads, Ringnecks, Bluebills, wigeon, and I have 6 bufflehead that I throw out every now and then. On open water the ducks like to see a lot of white.


Re: Decoy spreads - big duck season [Re: STXHO] #2585522 09/15/11 08:57 PM
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Just was curious. I typically use mallard, pintail and BWT decoys and maybe a few woodies in for color. Just depends on what is flying


Re: Decoy spreads - big duck season [Re: fowlhooked73] #2585534 09/15/11 09:00 PM
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On the bay I throw out pintail wigeon bwt and ringers. In the Colorado river and when I took a trip to north Texas last year I threw out Gaddys mallards and wigeons and a few teal


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There are no ducks in the Colorado River.


Re: Decoy spreads - big duck season [Re: STXHO] #2585692 09/15/11 10:16 PM
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I shot alot of them out of that river


Re: Decoy spreads - big duck season [Re: Erichugh22] #2585758 09/15/11 10:47 PM
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a couple teal, widgeon and thats about it

and there isn't any more water in the colorado



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Re: Decoy spreads - big duck season [Re: TreeBass] #2585803 09/15/11 11:15 PM
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on the large lakes in the metroplex I will put out 2dz mallard decoys with about 6-10 gwt decoys along with 1/2 dz widgon and 1/2 dz pintails. a couple of mojo's. if the wind is coming from our backs we spread 1 dz mallards on right & 1 dz on left. then fill in the center with other small groups. put mojos on the side that you like best. Now if we are hunting a point with a cross wind we set up in a J pattern facing into the wind . Go ou40 yards diceryly in front of you blind and start your string going with the wind put decoys in a line and make sure you break the line so duck can swing into the center .Goback to the midlle of the line and start filling up the bend of the j hook pattern also leave some room for them to come in or go thru. Put mojos on the inside of the j hook bend.Good luke Mark


Re: Decoy spreads - big duck season [Re: Erichugh22] #2625181 10/01/11 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted By: FallinFeathers
I shot alot of them out of that river

I was just joking. There are a lot of birds in places.


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