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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

April 19, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Potholes Reservoir blooming with spring fishing opportunities

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(Kevin Reccia of MarDon Resort shows this nice bass caught back in the sand dunes. Photo courtesy of MarDon Resort.)

Here is the latest fishing report for the Potholes Reservoir by Annie Meseberg at MarDon Resort:

Quality walleye action has been reported from both blade bait fishers and people trolling using mono-philament spinners,Mac’s Lures double whammy’s and many others).  The Medicare Beach area has been better than ever for walleyes up to 21 inches.  The Crab Creek area where it flows through the sand dunes has produced walleye up to 6lbs this past week using Wally Pops.  Any day now Upper Crab Creek and the Lind Coulee arm of Potholes Reservoir east of the “M” Street Bridge will be showing 25 inch plus Jumbo Walleye.

Now the spring pattern is in place on Potholes Reservoir.  Smallmouth Bass up to 4lb 10oz have been reported from the Goose Island area on Jerk Baits.  Surface water temps have been reported up to 57 degrees in the sand dunes in shallow water with a southern exposure after 5pm.  We are excited for the 35th year of the Potholes Open Bass Tournament this upcoming weekend.  Fishing will take place on Saturday and Sunday April 19 and 20.  For weigh in times please call (509) 346-2651.

Good trout action can be expected at Upper Goose Lake trolling and bank fishing.  And we have the Warden Lake opener coming up Saturday, April 26.

Looking for something fun to do the weekend of April 26 and 27?

CWFAC has purchased some Triploid’s and Rainbow Trout to release in Corral Lake.  We have purchased 800 Rainbow Trout 9”-11” and 256 Triploid Trout 9”-11” from Troutlodge.

You must have a valid fishing license and either the WDFW Car Pass that comes with a seasonal fishing license or a Discover Pass to drive to this lake, which is just across the street from MarDon Resort.  This lake is open to the public.  Please call (509) 346-2651 for more information.

Visit www.mardonresort.com for more information.

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