I have taken Toms both with and without decoys. Until last year, I had used hens with or without a jake decoy. Last year I bought a Primos B-Mobile strutting Tom and used a real tail fan.
I called in this Tom off the roost at 6:15 AM opening morning. He strutted in past both hens and went straight to the Tom decoy. He brushed up against it 3 times and I had to wait for him to clear the decoy to take the shot. I also helped my buddy get a Tom but he shot it on the way in so we didn't get to see the show. Looking forward to Act II this season.
Note: Disregard the date stamp on the photo, operator error on the camera. It needs BIGGER PRINT!
MI opening day for late season was 05/07/07.