Layout Boat open water duck hunting question?
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As the season changes so does our inland spread. Later in the year we reduce it down to only a handful of BB's and Buffs with some Mallards and Geese to one side.
Our lake michigan spread is a bit different generally BBs and Buffs throughout the season. I simply vary the number of long lines I put out based on the quantity of birds in the area. This has for the last few years consistently pulled fish ducks, BBs, Eyes, and Buffs.
There's no single right answer; a great number of combinations of spreads, types of decoys, quantity, and placement can make or break your hunts. I feel strongly after this last season that less decoys is more harvested birds, but again, that applies to where I hunted...