I wouldn't waste any time with layout boats. I know you want to try the big lake stuff here but it doesn't seem to work well. I tried it once from an MLB I had. I think you're going to find that, especially this year, these birds are going to be so beat up and skybusted that the extra 100' you can legally use one won't buy you much extra gunning. They will see and avoid the layout boat out here, even though on the big lake they don't care. There is a heavy growth of celery and other weeds on the pool this year also, they will find plenty to eat out in the middle. Pool 9 is gonna suck with crowds this year big time, worse than ever, so I would skip the layouts and stay mobile.
But hey, I am wrong all the time and maybe you can work it out way better than I could!!
That's about all I'm gonna comment on this pool, it's crowded enough. Thanks to recker for stirring the pot! He quit hunting this place and loves to stir up the crowds for the rest of us I think!