Fish Point Report 10-10-2018

Managers Update 10/10/18

Flooding of 1-3, 9-32, 45-49 and 66-68 will continue.  Hunter can expect to float decoys in 35 hunting zones by opening day, water depths from 4-14 inches.  Most zones with water will be best accessed by foot and jet sled.  Boat access in most zones will be optimal by November 3 when we reach full pool.

Waterfowl abundance
Mallard, American Wigeon, Gadwall and Canada Goose numbers increased compared to last week’s count.

Fish Point North Field Conditions 10-10-18

North Field Conditions

Fish Point Zone 9 to 13 Conditions 10-10-18

Zone 9 to 13 Conditions

Fish Point Teens Condition 10-10-18

Teens Condition

Fish Point Field 1,2,3 Conditions - 10-10-18

Field 1,2,3 Conditions

Fish Point South Field Conditions 10-10-18

South Field Conditions

Fish Point South West Field Conditions 10-10-18

South West Field Conditions

 

Hunting conditions
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.

 

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