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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

June 8, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Potholes Reservoir region filled with good fishing opportunities

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

Dock fishing at MarDon Resort remains excellent for yellow perch. Oak Harbor Resident, Herb Shultz, was perch fishing at the MarDon Dock and landed a 4lb 8oz smallmouth Bass. We have been seeing some perch to 12 inches off the dock this past week.

Bass fishing on the face of O’Sullivan Dam has been very active for smallmouth using top water lures.  Small mouth fishing has also been active in the Lind Coulee Arm of Potholes Reservoir.

Diving Plugs in a crawdad color or pattern, ½ oz spinner baits in chartreuse or white have been the best lure’s for this type of fishing.  Always fish the rocky points.  (An occasional walleye will attach these baits).

The Frog bite in the Sand Dunes has started.  Bass anglers have been reporting surface water temperatures in the sand dune area in the low to mid 70 degree range.

With warming surface water temperatures the Rainbow Trout bite has improved.  The giant rainbows we watched earlier this spring from the shoreline at the south end of the Lake have reappeared at the mouth of Frenchman’s Wasteway and Medicare Beach.

They have been actively feeding on  yellow  perch and growing up to an inch a month.  Anglers have been catching these jumbo rainbows trolling #3 Needlefish and Rapala Shad Rap’s this past week with improved success.

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 Chris Herrera and Ray Arnhold enjoyed a successful day of trolling in the Crab Creek Area for walleye.)

 
 

 

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