We set up a great sandbar spread: 18 floating decoys, about two dozen sleeper shells, and a dozen and a half fullbodies at the water's edge. When we were done, it looked like one big, happy extended goose family hanging out and loafing on the bar. We had decided, actually, my partner had, (I am throwing him under the bus here), not to bring layout blinds. Instead we built a blind out of brushwood and sat in low chairs. I thought we looked a little exposed, but there was enough driftwood piled behind us to break up our outlines so I figured it if we sat still it would be good enough and besides, geese would be looking at the decoys on the bar, not at us up on the bank.