Potholes Reservoir / Mardon Resort Recreation Report

This past week bass fishing has been amazing for largemouth back in the sand dunes and smallmouth in the Lind Coulee arm of Potholes Reservoir. Walleye action has been improving each week. The MarDon Dock has been fair. Kids dock fishing with swim baits, storm wild-eye jigs and Yamamoto Hula Grubs have caught some bass as small as 10 inches and up to 6 lbs. We are also seeing a few rainbow trout and some perch as well.

We are excited for our upcoming Spring Walleye Classic the Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd. If you are interested in fishing this tournament you can sign up until 7pm on Friday (5/1) night at MarDon Resort. Or just come out and enjoy the weight in’s each day. Fishing begins Saturday Morning with flights taking off at 7am and 7:30am and weigh in at 4pm and 4:30pm. Sunday they take off at 6am and 6:30am and weigh in at 1:30pm and 2pm. We would like to thank our sponsors of the Walleye Tournament, Walleye Dinner and Walleye Raffle. We have a nice raffle Sunday Afternoon after the final weigh in benefitting Central Washington Fish Advisory Committee (cwfac.org). Please visit the website for more information on the non-profit.

Upcoming MarDon Resort Events:

  • May 2nd – 3rd 2015. Spring Walleye Classic (CWFAC). This is our annual tournament drawing large turnouts and good payouts. Special: Prefish nights 1/2 off on anything.
  • May 16-17, 2015. MarDon Open Bass Tournament (CWFAC). This is the 2nd bass fishing tournament for the season.
  • May 22nd-25th, 2015. What greater place to spend a holiday weekend than in our beautiful backyard with 28,000 acres of water, sun and local festivities. Special: 1/2 Price Monday Night, 4th Night Only
  • June 6th-7th, 2015. FREE Fishing Weekend – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife annual weekend for free fishing. Take advantage of our marina/docks and even our weekend lodging special.

    Mr and Mrs Fields enjoyed a guided walleye trip with Shelby Ross of Ross Outdoor Adventures.

    Mr and Mrs Fields enjoyed a guided walleye trip with Shelby Ross of Ross Outdoor Adventures.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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