Here is a report from Mike Meseberg with MarDon Resort in the Potholes Reservoir of Eastern Washington:
The 34th Potholes Open Bass Fishing Tournament, organized by the Moses Lake Bass Club, was very tough fishing this year. Surface water temperatures were as low as 44 degrees and up to 54 degrees in some places. The water temp’s combined with high winds made catching bass very challenging.
The big fish of the tournament weighed in at 7.38lbs and was a largemouth bass.
The winners of the tournament this year were the Boyd’s from Eugene Oregon with a 2 day combined total weight of 30.63lbs.
Walleye action on Potholes Reservoir continues to be slow with some limits reported in the Lind Coulee Area, the Crab Creek Boat Launch and the Moses Lake Spillway. With the finish of the full moon the walleye bite will only improve. After the full moon and the walleye spawn marble eye action will be on fire!
Above average trout continue to show from many seep lakes below O’Sullivan Dam. As of April 25, 2013 the underwater swim beach at Mardon Resort continues to look like an aquarium with spawning rainbow trout.
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
August 24: Lake Poker Run and Beach Party
For additional details, call MarDon Resort at 800-416-2736 or visit the MarDon Resort website.
(Photo courtesy of MarDon Resort. Pictured is Jeff Frederick of Moses Lake who caught the biggest fish in the Potholes Open Bass Fishing Competition. This largemouth bass weighed in at 7.83 pounds.)