Marion Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl Numbers Waterfowl numbers are low at this time, approximately 50 duck where using the reservoir on 10/28. 50 to 100 Canada geese are currently using the reservoir and surrounding ponds.
Mallard Migration Rating Current Rating=0 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 1349.16 (Conservation pool is 1350.50)
Hunting conditions Fair. 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 vegetation.
Expected hunting success Poor.
Comments 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.