|Waterfowl Numbers|| |
Mallard 20, Goldeneye 50
Canada Geese 1600, Snow Geese 3500, White Fronted Geese 50
Numbers and conditions can change daily.
|Ice||75% Ice is starting to break up. Use caution!!|
|Water level||Lake level is at 1348.52 (Conservation pool is 1350.50)|
|Hunting conditions|| |
There was very little natural food production along the shoreline this year in the way of moist soil vegetation like barnyard grass and yellow nut sedge. Crops on the area have been negatively affected by the drought. Water levels are dropping leaving behind exposed mud between the water and shoreline.
|Expected hunting success||Poor.|
The boat ramp at Broken Bridge on the North Cottonwood river has been repaired.
The refuge at Marion Wildlife area, located on the south west part of the reservoir along French creek, extends out from the shoreline 100 yards into the water. What this means is that approximately 110 acres of water along the shoreline of the refuge are included in the restricted access area, and are off limits to hunting. Accessing the refuge by boat or hunting near the refuge shoreline is not permitted.
Remember Marion Reservoir 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.