J Hook Decoy Spread for Ducks

J Hook Decoy Spread for Ducks

The J Hook Decoy spread for ducks is one of the most effective and time tested decoy spreads ever put together.  Implementing this J Hook Decoy Spread for ducks allows you to “FUNNEL” ducks into your shooting zone for close shooting opportunities. Now let’s take a look how this decoy spread can help improve your chances of duck hunting success.


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J Hook Decoy Spread for Ducks

J Hook Decoy Spread for Ducks
J Hook Decoy Spread for Ducks



 J Hook Decoy Spread for Ducks Benefits:

  • Funnels ducks for close range shooting
  • Use natural covering to as concealment
  • Works on large bodies of water
  • Utilize several dozen decoys


Funnels Ducks for Close Range Shooting

With the J Hook Decoy Spread for Ducks you will place a long string of duck decoys about 20-30 yards out in the water that run parallel with the shoreline.  The remaining few decoys are setup lining out from the shore with a gap in between the two groups.  The gap leaves a spot for ducks to fly through without having to fly over decoys.  Any ducks that fly through the opening will be well within effective shotgun distance.


The benefit of having the gap in between the decoys is that sometimes ducks do not always like to fly over other ducks.  By placing your decoys with this gap you get the benefit of funneling ducks while also providing the fly through escape paths.  Hopefully the combination of these benefits will allow you to bag more ducks when hunting lakes.



Utilize Several Dozen Decoys

To effectively setup one of this J Hook Decoy Spread for Ducks you will need to have a few dozen decoys.  In this example we have about 2 dozen decoys placed in the water to create the main line of decoys.  For those who have the benefit of owning more decoys you can extend the length of this decoy line.


Additionally, you could widen this decoy group with a larger decoy spread. In either situation, the more decoys you are able to add to the spread can help add to the visibility of your decoy spread to approaching ducks.   One exciting way to hunt for ducks is using duck decoy spreads for rivers.  This example duck decoy spread for rivers will show you in an easy way how to place your duck decoys so that you can funnel the ducks into close shooting distance as the ducks fly down the river.


Works on Various Sized Bodies of Water

One of the largest benefits of the J Hook Decoy Spread for Ducks is that it works well with pretty much any size of water that you will be hunting.  Really, this duck decoy spread could be used on ponds, lakes, rivers or even oceans.


As you setup this spread it is important to pay attention to the direction that the wind is blowing so that you can place yourself towards the upwind side of the decoys so that approaching ducks will head your direction and come into your shooting distance.


For days without much wind this may not be the best spread because it closes off the landing zone from other directions so you may want to select a different setup on those days.


Use Natural Covering for Concealment

Another benefit of the J Hook Decoy Spread for Ducks is that the hunter will be able to use the natural vegetation of the shoreline to help stay concealed from the sight of approaching ducks.


As you may be aware, one of the most critical components to successfully shooting ducks is ensuring that you are out of the sight of the ducks so that they do not get scared and flare away from your decoy spread before they are within effective shotgun range.


Depending on how much vegetation there is on the shoreline you could place layout blinds on the shore and cover them up with tall grass.  You could also setup a permanent blind on the shore and have season long hunting opportunities as long as you have long term access to this land.


However, one of my most favorite ways for this style of hunting is to simply sit in the tall grass or under a tree to keep concealed.  This way I do not need to carry a layout blind or take the time and expense to build a permanent shore blind.


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