Guys and girls, I'll start by introducing myself since I've never formally done so. If you don't want to read this blah blah, I'll bold my question to scroll down too. Fairly new to the site, not totally new to ffishing. Grew up flying around the north Lake Tahoe area. Been catching trout on a fly in the Truckee, Lil' Truckee, Sagehen, Pyramid Lk, etc since I was young(er). After some military time, moved to Corvallis for some fishing and college (in that order). Like most I assume, I fell in love with the Metolius. Had some great days on the Crooked and Fall. Fished the Alsea and Siletz a lot, though those years were my first real exposure to steelhead. Been learning how to do that with the fly ever since (I prefer catching/fishing the swing, but I'll admit to some bobbers in my vest). Somehow got a BS degree. Moved to SW Montana a few days later for some fishing and work (still in that order). Been living in the gorge (WA side) since January of last year. Definitely been doing some exploring up here, and have found some great fishing. My heart is definitely with 3-5 wt rods, big brownies and freestone and/or spring creeks, but I've always been an optimist and I love where I live! Obviously there isn't a lot of that type of fishing around SW WA, but in the last couple of years I have found some productive beaver ponds, an awesome place north of where I live and upriver from a sizable pond and a bunch of steel water well suited for the fly guy. Caught some of my first shad below the dam this year. Chased smallies this spring. Floated the Yak one time and dug that. Haven't gone NE yet, though I'm planning an upper Col., Sanpoil, Kettle trip whenever I get the time to plan and execute a trip NE. In short, I'm taking advantage of every opportunity I have close to home, but am willing to travel to get into some big bows and brownies! Most of my fishing buddies are neanderthals who prefer gear fishin' (luv ya fellas!), so you'll usually find me fishing alone or with my lady and little boy (he's the yellow retrieving type). I'll thank you now for info I've pinched and info I'll undoubtedly get in the future. I'm more than willing to provide info on any of the regions or bodies of water I mentioned before, and I'll try to keep up with supplying data I'm familiar with as I see it being discussed on the forum. Finally, unless you're following the rules and/or releasing wild fish, slack lines ladies and gentlemen! Now on to my question... Has anyone hunted ducks outta their pontoon boat? Not so much can you... but any tips and tricks you might have. I've had a Scadden boat for 3-4 years, and although it has its goods and bads (see other thread), I love its ability to take me places! Recently, I found a quiet, outta the way spot that I've verified I can shoot ducks at. I'm imagining me on my toon with a dozen or so deeks surrounding me like their momma. In the past, I made alterations to my boat to quiet down some of the noisy stuff and swivel in my seat. Any ideas for making it look like a clump of grass vs. a smurfy helo pad? I was thinking camo netting or a ghillie tarp, but I wonder if that would get to be a pain when moving from place to place? I'm not opposed to something permanent, but I can't imagine paint will work on that surface (PVC?). I have a lot to learn about duck hunting in general! I'd like to continue the research knowing how I'll most likely be hunting. There's a lot of info out there for hunting outta canoes, but I figure this group'd be the best to consult on how to do it this way. Thanks in advance for any convo!