Potholes Reservoir / Mardon Resort Recreation Report

This waterfowl season has been one of the most memorable in recent years. Each cold blast created lifetime memories for our customers and our guides. The harsh cold temperatures forced birds from the north to escape mother-nature’s harshness. During these arctic conditions our tenacious guides dealt with high wind and cold weather conditions in the sand dunes on Potholes Reservoir.   We are still almost completely iced up in the sand dune area but the main lake is still open for walleye fishers to come out and enjoy the catch. Fishers are using blade baits fishing 22 to 64 feet of water to catch these monster fish, your odds are good to also catch some nice perch fishing at these depths as well. This week swim baits have produced casting and using a slow retrieve method. We are seeing the aggressive pre-spawn perch as big as 12 inches long. Jig fishers are using Whistle Pigs tipped with a night crawler.

The Brandon Reynolds Group enjoyed a great day of hunting geese with on the Royal Slope.

The Brandon Reynolds Group enjoyed a great day of hunting geese with on the Royal Slope.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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