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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

April 19, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Spring fishing blooming in Potholes Reservoir region

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

As our water level continues to rise, the submerged swim area at MarDon Resort has become amazing trout fishing.  Rainbow from 17 inches to 25 inches have been reported in the last 7 days by bank fishers.  The clean water covering the sand swim beach at MarDon has been amazing to see, with schools of rainbow, visible from the shoreline.

Trout action in the seep lakes below O’Sullivan Dam continues to produce good trout for bank fishers.

Using Powerbait, Pautskeze’s Salmon Eggs, night-crawlers and marshmallows continues to be the best ammunition for bank fishers.

Improved Bird Viewing Area:

The bird research Northwest Study Group living at MarDon Resort, until their study ends in late July, is gathering data in the North Potholes Reserve.  The Double-Crested Cormorant, Black Crown Night Heron, Great Blue Heron, and the Great Egret (the White Colored Egret) have all been witnessed this week in the North Potholes Reserve Area.  Also, vast numbers of many species of waterfowl have been witnessed.  A new improved road, plus a viewing blind, with viewing windows and a bench is now available for birding enthusiasts at the finish of the Job Corps Dike Road.

34th Potholes Open Bass Fishing Tournament

This Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21 MarDon Resort will host the 39th Annual Potholes Open Bass Fishing Tournament.  Everyone is welcome to attend the weigh in’s Saturday and Sunday and enjoy seeing some quality large and smallmouth bass.

Please call MarDon Resort for weigh in times (509) 346-2651.  Also, the Potholes Bass Club, based in Moses Lake, not only puts on a great bass tournament but they also provide a great raffle.  This raffle is used to support club activities.

Upcoming MarDon Events:

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 Nat Beck of Kent, caught this Jumbo Rainbow Trout off the shores of MarDon Resort.  Beck was using Pautzke salmon eggs.)




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