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Been hunting the toledo area around cirlce drive. LOTS of duck in the area. Cant seem to get any big ducks down low enough to get though. Any body have any suggestions on how i can get them low enough to shoot at?
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   parkduck
stop telling everybody there are lots of ducks where you hunt. Maybe less pressure will let the ducks work.
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The pressure obviously isnt affecting them. i couldnt begin to tell u how many boats were there hunting and they were still flyin. just wondering how to get more in my spot. not tryin to brodcast anything.
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If your hunting on big water put out as many decoys as you can possible get your hands on. I'm talking like 100+ if possible and multiple motion decoys to make it come alive I know it's a lot of Picken up , but can be well worth it. The odds are though if they have no interest what so ever you just are not hunting where they want to be. Duck hunting is like real estate it's all about location , location, location doesn't matter what u do If you are not where they wanna be.
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So would you say put them out in big groups or group them up by any sort of category? Also would u place them in the deeper water going out from the island(were i hunt) or try and put them in the shallower water on the island?
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ITs hard to say with out knowing the layout of the location, but I guess what I would do would be to try and set up with a crossing wind if possible . I would put the decoys in a J shape with the bottom hook on the J In the slightly shallower water closer to the island and the tail going out slightly deeper water. I normally make up the shape of the J with smaller groups making up the tale and one big group representing rafting or feeding ducks as the hook part. If you are using mojos depending on how many your put out on my spread i normally put 2 or 3 close to the water in the middle of the big group. I use ripple or shaker decoys along with some feeders where i want the birds to land along where the tail meets the hook. It wouldn't hurt to add some random decoys pairs around the island real shallow or sleepers on the bank to act as confidence decoy looking like resting of feeding birds. I would also recommend using some coots or divers mixed in as well as they are normally present on big water I rely heavy on coots most lakes I hunt. Sorry about rambling on im defiantly on the over kill side when it comes to setting up always match your spread to where you hunt big or small.
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Everyone that has replied have good points. I hunt the lake too, and when you tell one person fifty others here it. (kinda like word of mouth advertising) Also the lake is known for the Cans and other divers so those types of deeks would bring some realism to your spread. We are useing up to four mojos and at least five dozen deeks. Maybe more depending on situation. I mostly use GHG mallard deeks with a about a dozen coots and a dozen Can deeks. We have limited 5 hunts in a row and dont see anything changing. But no matter what everyone else is doing, if they are not in killing range do not shoot at them. Thats why the ducks fly so high up there, they get very educated, very fast. Good luck and be safe.
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