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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 1, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Ice on Potholes Reservoir beginning to melt away

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(Photo of a nice walleye catch courtesy of MarDon Resort)

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

On February 27 boat launches are ice free on the southern shores of Potholes Reservoir.

Boaters are using blade baits and swim jigs to catch quality cold water walleye limits.  Try jigging deep, 50-60′ around Goose Island.

On Sunday when I returned from the Outdoor show in Wenatchee I drove directly to my sons’ home to enjoy a fine walleye dinner.

Fresh Cold Water Walleye are tough to beat for a Sunday dinner.  Perch anglers continue to produce yellow perch on Swedish Pimples tipped with crawlers, maggots or perch meat.

Ice fishers continue to pull perch limits in the Lind Coulee arm of Potholes Reservoir.  Many Seeps Lakes below O’Sullivan Dam are partially ice free where small creeks spill into them.  Most all ice free areas at this time are good potential for rainbow trout.

Bass anglers are struggling with very cold surface water temperatures.

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

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