Hey All here's a quick summary of my my trip out to Umatilla. I ended up getting to the check station parking lot around 4:45am and was the 4th car in the lot (which had me feeling pretty optimist that my #20 draw might get me well into the top 10). By the time the station opened and the line up occurred the parking lot had plenty more vehicles and hunters. I was the last reservation draw and best I could tell I was probably 12-13th. Looking at what was left I saw both C3 and I1 had a two bird average on Saturday (given I have ZERO experience hunting a river bank nor the means to retrieve a bird if it went deep, I decided to only hunt the slough). I ended up selecting I1 due to its position next to a smaller side slough and across from B4 and B3. I also think I wasn't clear that C3 was in the water which may have been better. I set up 32 decoys, a wind duck and a couple geese to the left of the blind assuming the bird would up the slough toward the river (I was wrong). 99% of the birds came from behind at least 100 yards up, splitting B4 and B5 in a straight line. My calls were about as useful as a slide whistle or whoopee cushion in getting birds to react. Birds DID circle B4 and they dropped a few, the others dove into the smaller slough to my left always out of range. Anyone interested in wasting steel at 75-80 yard would have had a busy day. When I walked back in around 3pm I saw at least 30 birds sitting there, most likely mocking me and my decoys I had two birds come within range. One I missed and the other I snuck up on me and was gone before I could draw on him. I learned a ton and will absolutely put in for next year. A couple things I would do different. 1) Hunt a Saturday or with a better draw on Sunday. 2) Realize there's no coffee at 4am in Boardman...plan accordingly. 3) Try the river to increase my chances. If I had the weekend free I would have tried that on Saturday afternoon. 3) Bring another hunter with me. 4) Get a new gun before next year (the front sight on my gun popped off and was lost in the bushes...I would love to blame that for zero birds).