Here is a report from Mike Meseberg, owner of MarDon Resort in the Potholes Reservoir of Eastern Washington:
All boat ramps on Potholes Reservoir are ice free. Early signs of spring are everywhere. Bank fishers are finding some quality trout up to 28 inches. Ice off bank fishing for jumbo rainbow trout is in full swing. Boat and bank Trout fishers are finding luck at Upper Goose Lake.
Don’t forget Upper Goose has not only trout but also many of the same species of fish that are found in Potholes Reservoir. Reports of some nice size trout have been caught on the point at the Blythe Boat launch, between MarDon Resort and the Potholes State Park.
Deep in the sand dunes of Potholes Reservoir a little ice still remains. Also, in the back waters of the Lind Coulee there are reports of ice. Walleye anglers are having very limited early season action using blade baits. Bass are very lethargic due to our cold 38 degree surface temp this time of year.
April 6-7: Washington Bow-fishing Jackpot Tournament
April 20-21: Potholes Open Bass Tournament
May 4-5: Spring Walleye Classic Tournament
May 8-10: TBF District Qualifies
May 18-19: MarDon Open Bass Tournament
For additional details, call MarDon Resort at 800-416-2736 or visit the MarDon Resort website.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Meseberg. Pictured is Ron Oakland and Rob Harbin of Moses Lake with a nice stringer of trout.)