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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

September 28, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Fall fishing still going strong in Potholes Reservoir region

Joe & Rob

(Photo courtesy of MarDon Resort)

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

Shorter days and cooler nights are upon us in Central Eastern Washington.  With noticeable cooler water temperatures the walleye bite is back in full swing on the reservoir.  Many fishers are anchoring off the face of the sand dunes in 4 to 20 feet of water and catching limits of perch (25 each) from 8 inches to 12 inches in length.  Many perch fishers are also catching keeper walleye on perch tactics, just off the face of the dunes.  The Goose Island area on the north-eastern side has been also been producing some nice walleye action.

Bass anglers continue to report good catch and release bass action.  Many reports of smallmouth bass 4 pound’s and larger are coming from the rock piles near Goose Island.

The MarDon Fishing Dock continues to provide good perch, crappie, bluegill, bass, and trout action.  Plus we are seeing a few bull-head, channel catfish and fewer walleye off the dock.  In mid-November we expect the walleye to improve off the dock.

Duck and Goose Hunting Season is almost here.  For a non-guided duck hunt or a guided duck or goose hunt with Meseberg Adventures call (509) 346-2651 or visit ducktaxi.com for more information.

The Royal Hunt Club offers fee access hunting to 25,000 acres of private land to hunt pheasants, ducks, and geese (no guiding allowed on this land).  For information please call (509) 346-2651.

The Sand Hill Cranes have returned to Potholes Recreation Area and the Royal Slope.  These migratory birds may be seen in the Columbia National Wildlife Area roosting and in many fields on the Royal Slope.

Visit www.mardonresort.com for more information.

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