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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

February 23, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Ice fishing becoming hazardous in Potholes Reservoir region

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(Ron White of the Tri-Cities with a big 28-pound channel catfish caught through the ice In the Lind Coulee arm of Potholes Reservoir. Photo courtesy of MarDon Resort.)

Here is a Potholes Reservoir region fishing report by Marilyn Meseberg at MarDon Resort:

Ice fishing is still becoming unsafe for inexperienced ice fisherman.  There is standing water on the ice cap and since we had warmer days the edges are beginning to melt.

Experienced ice fisherman may still feel comfortable but we do not recommend it from a safety point of view.

The Lind Coulee fisherman that are still braving the conditions are pulling in some nice perch limits with the occasional walleye, burbot and channel catfish.

The boat launch at the Potholes State Park is now open and free of ice.  Blade bait walleye fishing or perch fishing with a Swedish pimple tipped with a maggot would be your best bet for a weekend fishing trip.

Now the big Rainbows are cruising the shoreline looking for powerbait and Pautzske’s green lable salmon eggs.

Go Outdoors and play….get the jump on spring after being cooped up most of the winter.

For more information and a calendar of events, go to www.mardonresort.com.

 

 

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