Fish Point Report 10-03-2018

Managers Update 10/3/18

The conditions in our cropped zones are excellent.

Zones 1-3        Corn cover is excellent (8-9 feet tall); buckwheat, barley and millet plots produced above average yields.

Zones 9-32      Corn cover is excellent (8-9 feet tall); buckwheat, barley and moist soil plots produced excellent duck food.

Zone 45-56      Corn cover is excellent (8-9 feet tall); buckwheat, barley and moist soil plots produced excellent duck food

Zones 58-69    Corn cover is excellent (8-9 feet tall); buckwheat, barley and millet plots produced above average yields.

Marshes

Zone 4-7 and 39-44 currently have 24 to 36 inches of water.  Zone 8 is being flooded slowly to allow waterfowl to utilize the abundant moist soil plants that have been growing throughout the summer. Water level should be 4-6 inches by opening day.

The W. Refuge is 2 inches from the desired flooding depth.  Desired flooding depth will be reached by opening day.

The E. Refuge is currently at it desired flooding depth.

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