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Marion Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl Numbers  
Mallard Migration Rating Current Rating= 2 The rank is subjective and is from (0= No Mallards, 1=Very few Mallards, 5=Moderate numbers, 10= Peak numbers).
Water level Lake level is currently 1350.00 (Conservation pool is 1350.50)
Hunting conditions Poor. 100% of the reservoir is covered with ice at this time. Lake levels are just below conservation pool and the North end of the reservoir, French Creek cove, all of the smaller coves and the shorelines have flooded vegetation.
Expected hunting success Poor.
Comments Bald eagle have been a common sight this winter at the reservoir and are often seen on the ice near waterfowl or perched in trees near the shoreline. Remember the Reservoir now has ZEBRA MUSSELS. Make sure to Clean, Drain and Dry your equipment. Clean all visible vegetation and mud from decoys, bags, waders, etc. Drain water from decoy bags and boats. Allow equipment to Dry for a five day period before using it at another area, OR wash with high-pressure hot water. Many of the roads around the reservoir can get very greasy after rain, or melting snow, please use good judgement about which roads you try to travel on. Ice has been freezing and thawing and may not be safe to venture out on!!!