Potholes Reservoir Still Producing Lunkers and Variety

As June of 2013 looms we have many signs of the best overall upcoming fishery in two decades on Potholes Reservoir. The most noticable is the vast improvement of the yellow perch fishery. Limits of perch have been common at the MarDon Dock. Additionally, the Lind Coulee arm, the Crab Creek channel and throughout the sand dunes schools of perch have been witnessed by many experienced fisherman as well as bluegill and crappie in new and improved numbers.

Trolling for rainbow trout has been consistently producing fish in the 2-4 lb range with jumbo rainbow to 6 lbs. Trollers have been having good rainbow action using Rapala Shad Raps, Double Whammy’s, Canadian Wonders and Rooster Tails. Limited reports are coming in from the seep lakes about the Pillar Widgeon Chain producing some extremely large rainbows. Also bluegill, bass and perch have been reported from the Hutchinson Shiner lakes

Rhonda Davis, Royal slope grape grower, owner of Foxy Roxy wine took a day to fish Potholes and netted this beauty along with other big rainbows trolling needlefish off of Medicare Beach.

Rhonda Davis, Royal slope grape grower, owner of Foxy Roxy wine took a day to fish Potholes and netted this beauty along with other big rainbows trolling needlefish off of Medicare Beach.

Harry Seipman and his two granddaughters from Cle Elum with dock perch limits (Mikes store camera) Caption: Harry Seipman enjoyed perch limits at the MarDon dock with his two granddaughters.

Harry Seipman and his two granddaughters from Cle Elum with dock perch limits (Mikes store camera) Caption: Harry Seipman enjoyed perch limits at the MarDon dock with his two granddaughters.

Our premier walleye guide, Shelby Ross 509.750.7763 has been producing limit or near limit catches for his customers on Potholes Reservoir.

Our premier walleye guide, Shelby Ross 509.750.7763 has been producing limit or near limit catches for his customers on Potholes Reservoir.

 

 

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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