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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 10, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Warmwater fishing action builds at Potholes Reservoir

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(Leonard and William Lowe of Des Moines show these jumbo crappie caught off the MarDon Fishing Dock. Photo courtesy of MarDon Resort.)

Here is the latest fishing report for the Potholes Reservoir by Rob Harbin at MarDon Resort:

With the warm water temperatures we are having great fishing on Potholes Reservoir. The surface temperatures are hovering around 80 degrees. These temperatures have made spiny ray fishing very active. Perch 8” to 12” are being caught at the mouth of Crab Creek and the off the fishing dock at MarDon Resort. Crappie action has been really great from the Lind Coulee arm of Potholes Reservoir as well as the MarDon Dock.

Bass fishing early morning and late evenings have been fantastic. Both large and smallmouth are being caught in the dunes and the rock piles all the way down to Lind Coulee. Frogs and Top Water poppers are the ticket early morning and late in the day, or Senkos and tubes are your best bet for mid-day catching.

Trolling needlefish and plugs in 20’ to 30’ of water near Medicare Beach and in front of the Potholes State Park will be your best area to try for a nice size rainbow trout from 3 to 6 pounds. As water temperatures drop for the fall the fishing will only get better and better for all species.

Bird watching with this low water is enough reason for an enjoyable evening boat ride. White Pelicans, many types of shore birds and over 10 species of water fowl are now using the unique sand dune are on Potholes Reservoir.

At the MarDon Resort Store we are running a special on Fetha-Stix fishing rods. The normal cost for one of these rods run from $195 – $250 each and we have them on sale for $150 each or 3 for $300. For fishing information or to inquire about upcoming specials please call (509) 346-2651 or just drop in the tackle shop for a visit.

 

 

 

 

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