May 17, 2013 at 4:38 PM
Perch and bass fishing picks up at Potholes Reservoir
Here is a report from Mike Meseberg with MarDon Resort in the Potholes Reservoir of Eastern Washington:
Improved perch fishing has been reported all over Potholes Reservoir. This past week many fishermen have limited on perch up to 12 inches at the MarDon Marina. Othello Resident, Levi Rodello, reported a 13 inch jumbo perch from the MarDon Dock, this was the largest Perch we had heard of all week.
Sand dune bass fishermen, while having good bass action, are commenting on clouds of bluegill and crappie throughout the dune area.
Serious walleye anglers are catching good numbers of walleye, many of which are miniature under the 12 inch legal minimum. Walleye fishermen trolling, using spinners and night-crawlers behind bottom cruisers are reporting a number of perch under 6 inches being caught. At this time 80% of the walleye caught are small males. Many Lind Coulee and Crab Creek fishermen trolling are reporting walleye limits.
Surprisingly, trout fishermen trolling at the mouth of Frenchman’s Wasteway are beginning to have good trout action near the surface with spinners and night-crawlers. This week trout action has been occurring with Needlefish and Rapala Shad Rap’s.
After the amazing March and April bank fishing for rainbows we can only expect some quality trolling as the May weather warms the lake.
Crappie action continues to be challenging. On May 15th one of the many secret holes in the seep lakes produced 10 crappie over 12 inches…….this report was anonymous so you can draw your own conclusions.
Upcoming MarDon Events:
This weekend is our MarDon Bass Open Tournament. Weigh-in’s times: Saturday from 3:30 and 4 p.m.; Sunday from 2:30 and 3 p.m.
This is a Fish Habitat Fundraiser and will also offer a great raffle with lots of fishing tackle and equipment. The raffle will take place on Sunday after the weigh-in’s are over. For more information please call (509) 346-2651.
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.
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