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June 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Potholes Reservoir region fishing action turning on for perch, walleye and bass

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

Perch fishing on the MarDon Dock continues to provide many families with limit lever perch catching.  It continues to amaze our returning guests at MarDon Resort to see the increased populations of yellow perch, all over the Potholes Reservoir.  Potholes Reservoir is just a couple feet below high pool as of Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

The use of an underwater video camera off the Dock has been extremely entertaining to watch, visually it looks like an aquarium filled with fish.  This evidence verifies the re-established perch populations on Potholes Reservoir, showing 4 different age classes of yellow perch.  Recently we have witnessed the beginning of the crappie and blue-gill migration to the dock as well.

Walleye action continues to improve this past week.  Many of the customers at MarDon Resort are catching near limits but it can be challenging at times.

Small mouth bass along the face of O’Sullivan Dam continues to provide great action.  The baits of choice are top water lures, drop shotting, and yoyo jigging off the bottom with a football head and a yamamoto grub.  Or simply a night-crawler is always a safe bet.

Our WDFW Biologists have asked us at MarDon Resort to ask fishers to keep their limit of smallmouth bass, which is 10 fish with 1 over 14 inches, because Potholes Reservoir is over populated with smallmouth bass.

Upcoming MarDon Events:

2013 Washington Bowfishing Championship held on Potholes Reservoir, June 15 & 16, 2013 For information or to attend this event please contact Brad Allred at Washingtonbowfishing@hotmail.com or visit washingtonbowfising.com.

Wednesday Night Shootout Fishing Event!

Biggest Bass wins 100% of the payout.  $35 buy in, winner takes all.  This is a 4 hour, big fish weekly tournament at Potholes Reservoir and the Blythe ramp.  The action begins Wednesday June 12 at Potholes and sign up’s and livewell checks begins at 4 – 4:45 pm.  Blast off at 5pm and weigh in at 9pm.  Again, this is a weekly event and so this will be held every Wednesday starting June 12.  For more information or questions please contact Mitch (509) 771-2838.

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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