Some of the pics are great ! Thanks for sharing. I dont carry a camera with me to many times, so sorry, no pics to share.
One of my favorite duck places is a small 12 foot wide windy little stream. Late season, when everything else is frozen, this little stream is always open in spots. Mallards and blacks love it, and so do I. 8 or 9 decoys, and a mojo is all you need. Lots of natural cover, so all you have to do is crouch down, and kill the birds as they swing in for their landing. Beautiful !
But in all honesty, the best spot is wherever you find the X. As long as the landowner says, yeah, go ahead.
"Are you a good witch, or a bad witch ?" Glinda, the good witch of the North.