Large concentrations of waterfowl are present. Sandhill cranes may be observed on the Bluff
Unit. Fishing opportunities are excellent for largemouth
bass, striped bass, and catfish.
Waterfowl concentrations peak with Canada geese
abundant on wheat fields and ducks and coots in the impoundments and bays. Wintering grassland bird species (sparrows,
juncos, and flycatchers) are abundant. Striped
bass are schooling.
Waterfowl can be observed foraging to build energy reserves
before beginning their long migrations north. Crappie begin to move into
the creeks. Wood ducks, purple martins,
and bluebirds are beginning to look for nesting cavities.