The season is progressing nicely and there are several threads out there discussing decoy spreads, concealment, blind placement, types of watercraft, and the like. I thought it might be good to consolidate it all into one thread and get a discussion going on what type of waterfowling tactics folks are trying this year, both new stuff people are trying, and the tried and true old-school stuff. This can mean anything from trying new gear, boats, calling methods, attractants and decoys, high-water strategies, etc.
I have had success coping with the high water by constructing a blind that has adjustable panels made from pvc, burlap, avery grass, and natural materials. When I went to the blind after last week's monsoon and resulting flooding, I would have had to sit/crouch in a very uncomfortable position to remain concealed. However, my adjustable blind allowed for the added THREE feet of water and I was concealed while standing tall and comfortably scanning for birds. I initially made the blind adjustable to accomodate myself at 6'1'' tall, and my 9yo boy at 4' tall. Being able to compensate for the water fluctuation was just an added bonus. I've also had success putting swan decoys on a jerk string and using my mojo more sparingly. I have also made myself more versatile in that I have a dozen deeks on a texas rig and a mobile blind which allows me to pick up from my usual spot (if it's slow) and move to where the birds want to be.
Lets hear how others are scheming, plotting, and planning for the demise of our feathered friends.