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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

September 1, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Potholes Reservoir has many species of fish to catch in late summer

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

It’s the perfect time of year on Potholes Reservoir.

The trout fishing is the best it has been in 10 years. Trolling a # 3 Needlefish or diving plugs like a # 7 Rapala Shad Rap, Baby Hot Lips or D-C 13 are bringing in some of the biggest trout we have seen in years. Rainbow Trout 4lbs and over are not an un-common catch.

This Saturday, Sept. 1st is the Dove Season Opener. A great time to air out the dog and sharpen up on your shooting skills. The Royal Youth Boosters are offering a dove hunting package that helps support The Royal School District kids with after school programs. Please contact the MarDon Office for more information at 1-509-346-2651.

On Sept. 15 we host the Old Farts Bass Fishing Tournament. This year the Old Farts Competition is being run by the Central Washington Fish Advisory Committee as a 501-C3 non-profit organization. Please visit (www.cwfac.org) for more information on this project. This is a great tournament to take a kid fishing. One boater must be at least 40 years or older to quality to fish in this tournament. This one day bass tournament starts at 7am and ends at 3pm. This is an open tournament and all fishers are welcome. $150 entry per boat.

The famous MarDon Marathon Dock Fishing Tournament is happening now until 11am on Sunday, September 16th. On Sunday morning we compile weight on nine different species and determine who wins and pass out checks and trophies. At noon we all gather for a potluck, awards ceremony and a raffle. We provide Willie’s Famous Ribs and Chicken for the meal and the rest is a potluck style. This is a dock fishing only tournament, not a boating tournament.

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

(Photo courtesy of Potholes Reservoir. Pictured is Butch Clark and John Anderson who landed this 10 pound-5 ounce channel Catfish in the Lind Coulee arm of Potholes Reservoir.)

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