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June 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Fishing action picks up in Potholes Reservoir region

Rhonda With Trout

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

As June looms we have many signs of the best overall upcoming fishery in two decades on Potholes Reservoir.

The most noticeable is the vast improvement of the yellow perch fishery. Limits of perch have been common at the MarDon Dock. Additionally, the Lind Coulee arm, the Crab Creek channel and throughout the sand dunes schools of perch have been witnessed by many experienced fisherman as well as bluegill and crappie in new and improved numbers.

Trolling for rainbow trout has been consistently producing fish in the 2-4 lb range with jumbo rainbow to 6 pounds.

Trollers have been having good rainbow action using Rapala Shad Raps, Double Whammy’s, Canadian Wonders and Rooster Tails.

Limited reports are coming in from the seep lakes about the Pillar Widgeon Chain producing some extremely large rainbows. Also bluegill, bass and perch have been reported from the Hutchinson Shiner lakes.

Upcoming MarDon Events:

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, and pictured is Rhonda Davis netted this trout along with other big rainbows trolling a needlefish off of Medicare Beach.)

 

 

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