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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 26, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Double your autumn fun at Potholes Reservoir area by fishing and hunting

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

Mr. Mark Peterson led the 2012 FWIN Study on Potholes Reservoir. Lead biologist Mr. Peterson cannot give us a complete understanding of The FWIN until all data is collected, but he indicated that our Walleye look good and we have a new and improved perch population. He also indicated that under an idle environment Perch may spawn twice a year.

Some people that hear about the sampling of these fish unfortunately do get upset, but the fish taken in the study represent less than 1-percent of each species population. The health of the lake can only be scientifically understood by this study.

The Royal Hunt Club still has spots available!

Support Royal Youth Boosters: Support Programs for Kids!

Hunt 25,000 private acres of farmland in Royal City. Open to a limited number of hunters each year, the Royal Hunt Club is a fundraiser by the Royal Slope Youth Boosters, a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to raise money for after-school activites for kids in the Royal City area.

Within 25,000 acres of privately owned farmland, hunters will find a variety of crops grown including corn, wheat and others in which to roam and likely never see another hunter on the same ground.

In addition to native wildlife including pheasant, duck and goose, the Royal Hunt Club raises generously sized pheasants and releases them throughout hunting season.

Sign up: $300 for the season, $120 for a three-day pass. First come, first served!

Fishing update for the Potholes Reservoir Area

*Many fishers have been enjoying the best Perch Fishing in a very long time. Perch are being caught in water 16 feet deep and deeper in the Lind Coulee and near Goose Island. Reports of most perch being caught are 8 inches or longer, which is a great sized fish for a fish fry.

Bass fishers are continuing to have good smallmouth action on the face of O’Sullivan Dam. The Crab Creek area is producing some largemouth bass action as well.

Walleye anglers using Rapala Shad-Raps are having some luck with the surface water temp hovering around 58 degrees.

The MarDon Fishing Dock has been great for crappie, perch, bluegill and some trout. If you are staying in the resort dock fishing is complimentary or you can stop in the store and purchase a day pass for $4.00 for kids and seniors or $7.00 for adults.

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

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