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.