John Redmond Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers 200-300 Blue Wing Teal
Water level Current Level: 1054.05   Conservation Pool Level: 1041.0
Hunting conditions  Lots of water.  Due to expansive water, birds are very scattered.  Some loafing on upper marsh below dam.  More scattered up Otter Creek and its tributaries.  Boat ramp on Otter Creek is currently unusable due to high water.   Expect hunting to be better when lake drops back down.  Excellent vegetation and habitat this year on lake and upper marsh below dam.  Expect a phenomenal waterfowl year, if water levels will cooperate.  Lower marsh will not be filled this season, as it needs a dry down and infrastructure project completion.  The large sedimentation basins located below damn are not open to public hunting and are under privately ownership, but should benefit all, as protected loafing areas that are out of the wind.
Expected hunting success Poor, but should be improving with lowering lake levels.
Comments For information on Flint Hills National Wildlife Area and the marshes on the upper end of the lake please contact FHNWR @ 620-392-5553.