I like to decoy more when I hunt. Like most, I started out pond and creek jumping in Eastern Iowa as well. Can be a good time and don't need any equipment but nothing better than mallards cupped up and committed!Does anyone do much pond hopping or stream hunting down south central way? my dad and i had a lot of good luck with jumping ponds last fall and we were thinking of walking a few wooded streams, mostly mallards and woodies is what we've seen but i'm not complaining, anyone wanna weigh in on these not so standard methods??