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April 12, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Potholes Reservoir region fishing action heating up

Zach Cooper

Here is a report from Annie Meseberg with MarDon Resort in the Potholes Reservoir of Eastern Washington:

The rainbow trout activity on Potholes Reservoir and the Seep Lakes below O’Sullivan Dam has been amazing at times this April.  Bank fishers using Powerbait, Pautsker’s Eggs, Coon Shrimp and the old fundamental, Night-Crawler with marshmallow have been the best luck for a great catch.

Canal, Heart, and The Windmill Lakes continue to provide good trout action.  The Pillar Widgeon Lake’s  below Soda Lake Dam have produced rainbow to 7.5lbs.  Blythe Lake has produced rainbow to 6lbs this month so far for bank fishers using Powerbait.  The only Seep Lake not open is Warden Lake, which opens April 27, 2013.  Hutchinson and Shiner Lakes located on the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge remain slow for Perch, Crappie, and Largemouth Bass.

TROUT RELEASE on MarDon Dock is this Saturday, April 13! Free Dock Fishing from 9am to dusk.  This is a great event for kids to come and catch some fish.  Stop at the MarDon Store for some advice on tackle or some snacks for the day.

Upcoming MarDon Events:

April 13: Trout Release on the MarDon Dock, Free Dock Fishing Day

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

May 24-27: Memorial Day Weekend

June 8-9: WA State Free Fishing Weekend

June 15-16: 2013 WA Bowfishing Championship

July 5: Golf Cart Parade & Fireworks at Dusk

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

(Photo courtesy of MarDon Resort. Pictured is Zack Cooper of Moses Lake who caught a nice bass off the rock piles on Potholes Reservoir.  This fish was released.)

 

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