John Redmond Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers  500 mixed puddle ducks, 800 mixed divers, 130 dark geese.  Fairly Poor, most birds have moved to Wolf Creek, but are still in area.  
Water level Current Level: 1041.77 Conservation Pool Level: 1041.0
Hunting conditions

Southeast Zone-  Opens Nov. 11, 2017 through December 31, 2017      and        January 6, 2018 through January 28, 2018

95% locked up in ice.   Ice is thinning down some, but still pretty contiguous.    Ice is thicker up against shore line where wind has broken and stacked layers of ice.  Warm days and freezing nights in next 5-6 days will not help situation very quickly.

   DU Marsh is open, and consist of standing flooded Milo and Corn, 85% of full water level, but 100% iced up.   Lower marsh will not be filled this season, as it needs a dry down and infrastructure project completion.  Upper Marsh below dam is open to hunting, but 100% iced up.    The large sedimentation basins located below damn are not open to public hunting and are under private ownership, but should benefit all, as protected loafing areas that are out of the wind.

Expected hunting success On reservoir- Poor.   Lots of birds in Area, but most roosting and loafing has moved to Wolf Creek. 
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.