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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 24, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Potholes Reservoir fishing options are plenty although walleye bite has been dicey

Here is the latest Potholes Reservoir fishing report from Nick Barr and Mike Meseberg at MarDon Resort:

The MarDon Resort fishing dock has finally come alive with fish catching action. Crappie, Bluegill, Perch and catfish are showing up daily. Some very nice Trout and Bass are also being reported.

The Walleye fishing continues to be tough for most boat anglers. I believe this is due to the vast amount of forage in the system this year. Levi & Mike Meseberg went bass fishing last night for only two hours, yet landed 12 Largemouth with some in the 4lb. catergory. The fish are especially fat and healthy this time of year.

The summer keeps the water temperatures along the 80F mark and the reservoir water level slowly dropping, with a current water level of 1,031.7 ft. I can’t wait for our winter walleye at the MarDon Dock. Medicare Beach has been showing some quality bank fishing for Rainbow Trout.

The mouth of Frenchman’s Wasteway where it enters Potholes Reservoir is always a good place for fishing. Six year old Ryan Fisher caught a 6lb. Catfish according to a proud Grandmother’s Report. Soda Lake has also been producing monster sized catfish and consistent Walleye fishing.

The 2012 POKER RUN & BEACH PARTY at MarDon Resort is this weekend! Come on out this Saturday August 25th from 11am to Midnight! Win some cash, play some games, enjoy some BBQ, and live music! This event is a fundraiser for the Central Washington Fish Advisory Committee, which provides habitat enhancement for the Potholes Area. For more information call MarDon Resort at (509) 346-2651.

Attention all MOTORHEADS! September 8th and 9th is Skagen Jet Boats weekend at MarDon Resort. The Skagen family are pioneers in the jet boats industry and their annual retreat draws over 100 high-horsepower jet boats and live music. Get ready for a chest rattling, fun weekend!

The weekend of the 15th & 16th of September the Annual MarDon Resort Dock Fishing Tournament is taking place, make sure to be ready! Also that weekend, MarDon will be hosting the Old Farts & Family Bass Tournament to raise funds for the CWFAC.

Upcoming events:

Sept. 7-9: Skagen.com Jet Boat Rally

Sept. 14-16: Dock Tourney & Pie Social

For details, call MarDon Resort at 800-416-2736 or visit the MarDon Resort website.

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