Seep Lakes Add to Potholes Reservoir Fishing Opportunities

The latest fishing news from Mardon Resort on Potholes Reservoir reports that the relatively warm water in the 20 seep lakes that opened on April 1st pretty much ensured good fishing for bass, panfish and trout.

As for Potholes Reservoir, the walleyes have moved into the Lind Coulee Arm of the reservoir with good walleye fishing also recently available in the Crab Creek Channel between Power Line Boat Launch and the Moses Lake outlet.

Recent water temperatures in the sand dunes area of the reservoir have hovered around sixty degrees and fishing has been good. Largemouth bass to six and a half pounds, smallmouths to five and a half pounds and crappies to two pounds added to the very good trout fishing.

This Friday through Sunday (April 5th – 7th), the Washington Bow-Fishing Jackpot Tournament will be held at Potholes Reservoir and on Saturday (April 13th) there will be a major trout release and free fishing off  Mardon’s huge fishing dock. The Potholes Open Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday and Sunday (April 20-21).

Thanks to Annie Meseberg and the crew at Mardon Resort for their fishing photos and timely fishing reports. The photo below is of Zach Sayler, of Milton,  who enjoyed the seep lakes with his father Jeff. Zach landed his quality rainbow at Hampton Lake.

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Woodinville, Resident, Rick Ravenscroft, returned to Soda Lake after many years.  He caught these awesome fish.  Here Rich shows a nice Trout and a Jumbo 15 in Crappie.

Woodinville, Resident, Rick Ravenscroft, returned to Soda Lake after many years. He caught these awesome fish. Here Rich shows a nice Trout and a Jumbo 15 in Crappie.

 

 

 

 

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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