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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Potholes Reservoir still cranking out a variety of fish

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(Jordan and Key from Everett limited on perch at the mouth of Frenchman’s Wasteway. Photo courtesy of MarDon Resort.)

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

It’s hard to believe but the already great fishing on Potholes Reservoir will just be getting better.  The perch fishing at the State Park and off the MarDon Dock has been great.  Don’t forget you can go in the Dunes and fish beaver huts and weed piles for Perch, Bluebill, and bass all at the same time.  Beetle Spins, Senkos and Crankbaits will catch all these species with the occasional catfish or walleye.

Goose Island is also a great place to mulit-species fish.  I fished 10 to 22 feet of water Monday and got 6 nice walleye and a bunch of small mouth bass and perch.  Slow Death Rig’s, and Silver Smile Blades do the trick too.  This is also a good place for a # 5 and # 7 shad-raps trolling at 2 miles per hour.

If you want the big trout (2 to 6 lbs) the State Park area seems to be doing better than Medicare Beach.  Also the outflow at the east end of the dam has been putting out trout.  Troll deep 20 to 30 feet as the sun gets higher and keep your drag light.  As the summer heat continues the fishing will only improve.

Upcoming MarDon Events:

August 24: Lake Poker Run and Beach Party

August 30-Sept. 2: Labor Day Weekend

August 31: Annual Yard Sale

Sept. 5-8: Skagen.com Jet Boat Rally

Sept. 13-15: Dock Tourney and Pot Luck

Visit www.mardonresort.com for more information.

 

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