Marion Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl Numbers Approximately 100 Mallard, 795 Canada Geese, 25 White-Fronted Geese, 10 Common Merganser, 125 Pintail, and 830 Goldeneye were seen on and around the reservoir.
Mallard Migration Rating Current Rating=6 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 1348.58 (Conservation pool is 1350.50)
Hunting conditions Fair. Lake levels had been near or above conservation pool for most of 2016 with some periods of high water levels late last summer. A two foot winter draw down has recently exposed some shoreline, and mudflats on the north end and in some of the shallow coves. 0% Ice coverage.
Expected hunting success Fair.
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.