They are out there in good numbers but I think they have already been banged at pretty good. The big flocks are not decoying like they were for me last year. We still did fairly well and we were back at the dock by 9:00. Poon
Agree about the heavy shooting. My buddy said there were 7 boats in the area he hunts. That's crazy. We hunted there on many of saturdays and only saw one or two boats. On Thursday morning there were 7 other boats in eyesight! got to get up early to save your spot.
I don't know how poon does it, but as far as decoys go, we use crab buoys painted black, and then some goose sized v-boards painted like scoters. and don't forget the black trashbags to flag 'em in with!!!
Hey SeaDuck. Congrats on your little girl! I always shoot out of my mako, and I have a rig of maybe 60-70 decoys that I made out of crab pot bouys cut in half for the bodys, then cut out a silouette head and keel and attach under the bouy body. Then paint them how ever you would like and they are on stringers. It was a cheap and easy way of making them, and they look more realistic then milk jugs.
[Q]contender27 originally wrote:
Could someone please explain how to make sea duck(Scoter) decoys the cheapest and easiest way. I heard about using crab pot buoys but don't know where to begin. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Gather up all your old faded decoys and paint them black.