In a few days I will be heading out to a spot in the marsh / flats on where there is a waterway / slough that is about as wide as a road & makes a big U before tailing off 90 degrees to the right at the top of the U. Where the corner of the tail off is, is the widest & deepest section of water & it then slowly runs off into ankle high marsh with grass in 100-200 yds. With the addition of all the rain there is a fair amount of water in the grass that the ducks seem to be spread out in & feeding on.
Would you set the decs in the wide deep water & sit down in the far end where they are feeding in hopes that the decs & motion brings them around & they fly over & land in the short grass to feed & the swim back. Or try & spread decs out in the short stuff, or split the difference & spread slowly along the entire stretch?
I don't think there will be many new birds around by this weekend so we are talking about the birds that are there now feeding & loaffing with out much pressure & a lot of area.