Monthly Archives: September 2019

Polar Opposites Meet at Climate Conference.

Climate change’s biggest defender views its biggest offender.

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The Family That “Walks the Walk” on Climate Change.

Demonstrations inspired by Ms Thunberg, along with those organised by Extinction Rebellion, have helped propel the issue to the top of the global agenda and forced governments to pledge more urgent action on climate change.

Interestingly, Greta’s father, Svante Thunberg, is the descendant of Svante Arrhenius, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist, who first calculated the greenhouse effect caused by carbon dioxide emissions in 1896, known to some as the “father of climate change science.” She was also named after him.
When she was about 8 years old and in the third grade, she first heard about something called”Climate Change” and “Global Warming.”
The little Greta started pondering over the concept of climate change and global warming when she was told by her teachers to turn off the lights and save papers. She says-
They were always talking about how we should turn off lights, save water, not throw out food.”

She started feeling strange that even after being aware of the consequences of climate change and global warming, why humans haven’t taken any substantial steps regarding that. Greta says-
I thought this was very strange. If humans could really change the climate, everyone would be talking about it and people wouldn’t be talking about anything else. But this wasn’t happening.”

By the age of 11, she had become ill; thinking over the effects of human activity on climate change. She stopped talking and eating, and, within two months, she lost 10 kg of weight.
Later, Greta and her younger sister, Beata, were diagnosed with autism, A.D.H.D. (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), i.e., Asperger’s and other conditions.

Within a few years of hearing about climate change, she managed to convince her mother, an international opera singer, to refuse all job offers requiring air travel. -In the name of sustainability, Greta Thunberg will travel 3,000 miles on a solar-powered boat. While attending the U.N. Climate conference, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a huge fan, offered Greta the free use of his electric car.

16 year old Greta Thornberg – my biggest hero and climate change activist’s biggest super star.

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The Family That “Walks the Walk” on Climate Change.

In the name of sustainability, Greta Thunberg will travel …
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In the name of sustainability, Greta Thunberg will travel 3,000 miles on a solar-powered boat

16 year old Greta Thornberg – my biggest hero and climate change activist’s biggest super star.

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Potholes Reservoir / Mardon Resort Fishing Report.

MarDon Fresh News – September 27, 2019
The current water level on the Potholes Reservoir is 1030.84 feet – up 0.40 feet from one week ago. The water level is slowly creeping up – rising 1.07 feet over the past 17 days. The water temp continues to cool. The water temp in the sand dunes and on the main Reservoir is in the mid-60s. With the water level where it is -continue to use use extreme caution while boating between Goose Island and the face of the dam and the face of the sand dunes!
Now is the time to fish the Potholes Reservoir if you want to catch a mixed bag! The fishing for most all species in the Reservoir is from good to outstanding as the fish react to the changing of the season.
The bass fishing is extremely good now. The water level is pulling the bait and the fish from the sand dunes to the face of the dunes. Fish the face of the sand dunes with a ½ oz. football head jig coupled with a hula grub, Senkos, Strike King KVD 5XD crankbaits, and Zara Spooks. Fish from 2 to 20 feet. The Smallmouth bass are being found on the face of the dam and on the rock piles around Goose Island – as well as on the face of the sand dunes. Fish Booyah finesse jigs, Wacky Rigged Senkos, Crankbaits, Tubes and DS Minnows for the Smallmouth.
The walleye fishing has improved over last week and is now at fair to good. The dropping water temps, cooler nights, and low water are putting the walleye into a positive feeding mode. Fish the face of the sand dunes in front of the West Arm and Crab Creek in 5-20 feet of water. Start by trolling a #5 or a #7 Flicker Shad at 1.5-2.0 miles per hour on a long line. If this does not produce – switch to trolling a Slow Death Hook and a 2 oz. bottom walker and ½ a crawler in 8-15 feet. Troll from .8-1.2 miles per hour. From now thru November – have a ½ oz. blade bait tied on to jig the 10-20-foot depth range.
For trout – fish Medicare Beach to the Mouth of Crab Creek and in front of the State Park. Troll Gibbs Wee G Spoons, Wicked Lures Trout Killers, Needlefish spoons, #7 Flicker Shads and Shad Raps at 2.5 -3.0 mph. Use leaded line with 3-colors out or troll with a 2 oz. banana sinker. Set the drag light as the average trout is 2-5 pounds and can break the line on the initial strike.
The Channel Cat and Bullhead fishing is still very good. Use Catfish Magic Bait, Berkley Catfish Nuggets, and worms on the bottom for both. Fish up Lind Coulee, the mouth of Frenchman’s Wasteway and in the sand dunes for Channel Cats and Bullhead.
Big Bluegill and big crappie continue to be caught on the face of the dunes and in the mouth of Crab Creek. Troll #5 Flicker Shads to locate schools or use your electronics to find the schools and then anchor up and drop Bobby Garland Baby Shads and Trout Magnets to the fish. Perch are being caught in the mouth of Crab Creek and on the humps in front of the exposed dunes.
Call the MarDon Tackle Store for the latest fishing info at 509-346-2651.

Robin Beekman Johnson and Dave Moorehouse fished with Potholes Reservoir guide Nathan Lafrance for a nice catch of walleye and bluegill!

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WDFW News – WDFW lifts fire restrictions on most lands in Eastern Washington.

With cooler temperatures and high humidity, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has lifted fire restrictions on most department-managed lands in Eastern Washington.

Cynthia Wilkerson, WDFW Lands Division manager, said the department’s action is consistent with the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which has also eased burn restrictions.

“We are pleased that Washingtonians can once again build campfires and responsibly sight in their hunting firearms on most of our lands. This change reflects an easing of fire danger in eastern Washington, but we continue to urge hunters, campers, and all others heading outdoors to be extremely cautious while participating in any activity that could spark a wildfire,” Wilkerson said.

She noted that some restrictions will remain in place in south central Washington, including a campfire ban through Oct. 15 at all WDFW wildlife areas in Benton, Franklin, Yakima, and Kittitas counties, as these habitats remain more vulnerable to fire longer into the fall.

Similarly, a campfire ban is in place through Oct. 31 at the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area in Grant and Adams counties and at the Klickitat Wildlife Area in Klickitat County due to their drier, more sensitive nature.

WDFW institutes these bans in the hot, summer months to reduce fire risk across the state, not only on our lands, but on surrounding public lands and communities. This action protects habitat, wildlife, and people, including their ability to enjoy our public lands.

For more information on fire danger in Washington, visit the DNR website at http://www.dnr.wa.gov.

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Recreational Ocean Salmon Update.

September 20, 2019 – ACTION NOTICE – Recreational Ocean Salmon: NOAA Fisheries in consultation with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Pacific Fishery Management Council, and a member of the Salmon Technical Team, has taken the following in-season action with respect to the recreational non mark selective coho salmon fishery in the area from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain:

ACTION TAKEN:

Retention of coho in the non-mark selective season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. is now allowed all days from Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 29.

RATIONALE AND NOTES: The recreational non mark selective coho salmon season in the area from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. was scheduled to be open each Friday through Sunday in September. The last two open Sundays saw poor ocean conditions and resulted in lower than anticipated total catch in those openings. Overall angling participation is declining and catch rates are starting to decline as more coho leave the ocean. There is approximately 40% of the quota remaining and adding the four weekdays is not expected to result in early attainment of the quota. The Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife will continue to monitor the landings in the event that catches exceed expectations.

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Potholes Reservoir / Mardon Resort Fishing Report.

MarDon Fresh News – September 20, 2019
The current water level on the Potholes Reservoir is 1030.44 feet – up 0.51 feet from one week ago. The water level is slowly creeping up. The water temp is dropping with the cooler nights. The water temps in the sand dunes and on the main Reservoir are in the upper 60s to low 70s With the water level where it is -continue to use use extreme caution while boating between Goose Island and the face of the dam and the face of the sand dunes!
With the water temp dropping and the low water – now is the time to be fishing the Potholes Reservoir! The fishing for most all species in the Reservoir is from good to outstanding as they react to the changing of the season.
The bass fishing remains excellent! Low water and falling water temps are spurring some awesome bass fishing. Fish the face of the sand dunes with a ½ oz. football head jig coupled with a hula grub, Senkos, Strike King KVD 5XD crankbaits, and Zara Spooks. Fish from 2 to 20 feet. The Smallmouth bass are being found on the face of the dam and on the rock piles around Goose Island – as well as on the face of the sand dunes. Fish Booyah finesse jigs, Wacky Rigged Senkos, Crankbaits, Tubes and DS Minnows for the Smallmouth.
The walleye fishing has improved over last week. The dropping water temps, cooler nights, and low water have kicked the walleye into a positive feeding mood. Fish face of the sand dunes in front of the West Arm and Crab Creek in 5-20 feet of water. Start by trolling a #5 Fish Flicker Shad at 2.0-2.8 miles per hour on a long line. If this does not produce – switch to trolling a Slow Death Hook and a 2 oz. bottom walker and ½ a crawler in 8-15 feet. Troll from .8-1.2 miles per hour. From now thru November – have a ½ oz. blade bait tied on to jig the 10-20-foot depth range.
The trout fishing on the Potholes Reservoir is picking up with the cooler weather and cooling water temps. Fish Medicare Beach to the Mouth of Crab Creek and in front of the State Park. Troll Gibbs Wee G Spoons, Wicked Lures Trout Killers, Needlefish spoons, #7 Flicker Shads and Shad Raps at 2.5 -3.0 mph. Set the drag light as the average trout is 2-5 pounds and can break the line on the initial strike.
The Channel Cat and Bullhead fishing is extremely productive now. Use Catfish Magic Bait, Berkley Catfish Nuggets, and worms on the bottom for both. Fish up Lind Coulee, the mouth of Frenchman’s Wasteway and in the sand dunes for Channel Cats and Bullhead.
Big Bluegill and big crappie continue to be caught on the face of the dunes and in the mouth of Crab Creek. Troll #5 Flicker Shads to locate schools or use your electronics to find the schools and then anchor up and drop Bobby Garland Baby Shads and Trout Magnets to the fish. Perch are being caught in the mouth of Crab Creek and on the humps in front of the exposed dunes.
Call the MarDon Tackle Store for the latest fishing info at 509-346-2651.

Brodie Gleich of Yakima WA caught and released a nice Potholes Reservoir Largemouth Bass! Awesome to see the younger anglers getting hooked on fishing!

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Potholes Reservoir / Mardon Resort Fishing Report.

MarDon Fresh News – September 13, 2019
The current water level on the Potholes Reservoir is 1029.93 feet – up 0.37 feet from one week ago. The water level is fluctuating up and down constantly – within a 4-5” range – basically staying level this past week. The water temp is dropping with the cooler nights. The water temps in the sand dunes and on the main Reservoir are in the low to mid 70s. 80s. With the water level where it is – use extreme caution while boating between Goose Island and the face of the dam and the face of the sand dunes!
With the water temp dropping and the low water – now is the time to be fishing the Potholes Reservoir! The fishing for most all species in the Reservoir is from good to outstanding as they react to the changing of the season.
The bass fishing continues to be excellent! Low water and falling water temps are spurring some awesome bass fishing. Fish the face of the sand dunes with a ½ oz. football head jig coupled with a hula grub, Senkos, Strike King KVD 5XD crankbaits, and Zara Spooks. Fish from 5 to 20 feet. The Smallmouth bass are being found on the face of the dam and on the rock piles around Goose Island – as well as on the face of the sand dunes. Fish Booyah finesse jigs, Wacky Rigged Senkos, Crankbaits, Tubes and DS Minnows for the Smallmouth.
The walleye fishing has improved considerably this week with the dropping water temps, cooler nights, and low water. . Fish face of the sand dunes in front of the West Arm and Crab Creek in 6-20 feet of water. Fish a Slow Death Hook and a 2 oz. bottom walker and ½ a crawler in 8-15 feet. Troll from .8-1.2 miles per hour. Troll a #5 Flicker Shad or Rapala Shad Rap in the channels and next to the weed beds at 1.5 – 2.5 miles per hour. From now thru November – I would have a blade bait tied on to jig the 10-20-foot depth range.
Trout continue to be caught Medicare Beach to the Mouth of Crab Creek and in front of the State Park. Troll Gibbs Wee G Spoons, Wicked Lures Trout Killers, Needlefish spoons, #7 Flicker Shads and Shad Raps at 2.5 -3.0 mph. Set the drag light as the average trout is 2-5 pounds and can break the line on the initial strike.
The Channel Cat and Bullhead fishing is extremely productive now. Use Catfish Magic Bait, Berkley Catfish Nuggets, and worms on the bottom for both. Fish up Lind Coulee, the mouth of Frenchman’s Wasteway and in the sand dunes for Channel Cats and Bullhead.
Big Bluegill and big crappie are being caught on the face of the dunes and in the mouth of Crab Creek. Several reports of good crappie fishing in Lind Coulee have come in as well. Troll #5 Flicker Shads to locate schools or use your electronics to find the schools and then anchor up and drop Bobby Garland Baby Shads and Trout Magnets to the fish. Perch are being caught in the mouth of Crab Creek and on the humps in front of the exposed dunes.
Call the MarDon Tackle Store for the latest fishing info at 509-346-2651.
Upcoming Events:
September 13-15 – Marathon Dock Fishing Tournament and Potluck
September 14 – Old Farts Tournament
September 14 – Live Music with Paul Sweeney at the Beach House

Pat Sullivan – MarDon Resort monthly resident fished with local guide Shelby Ross shows a nice mixed bag of Walleye, Crappie, Bluegill, and Perch! Now is the time to get out and fish the Potholes Reservoir!

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Winchester Bay’s Nonselective Ocean Coho Season.

Being able to keep unclipped cohos has definitely helped fishing success.

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Nonselective Ocean Coho Season Update.

September 12, 2019 – Update – Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. Non Selective Coho Recreational Season: The season will be open this Friday through Sunday (September 13-15. Through the second open period a total of 7,950 coho have been landed out of the adjusted quota of 15,640 coho. This leaves 49% of the quota remaining. Fishery managers will evaluate the status of the fishery early next week, and announce any changes to the season dates if needed at that time.

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