Potholes Reservoir / Mardon Resort Fishing Report

The MarDon Open Bass Tournament was a complete success. Each of the 36 teams weighed bass on day one except for 1 boat that had motor troubles. Dana Steiner and Andy Smith had a shocking 26.82 pound bag on day 1! That is over a 5 pound fish average. Dana and Andy won this tournament with a two day combined weight of 49.09 pounds in 10 largemouth bass. In 2nd place,Paul Hall and Jarrid Turner weighed 45.56lbs in two days. Moses Lake, Resident Aaron Echternkamp, fished with his 14 year old son Mason and finished in 3rd place with 42.38 lbs. Overall the fisherman pulled in 335 fish with a 3.2 lb. average. .

We want to thank all our fishermen for participating and we celebrate the huge weights as a testament to the health of the fishing in Potholes Reservoir. This is a catch/release tourney so they live to be caught another day. The MarDon Open is a fundraiser for our Central Washington Fish Advisory Committee which is a non-profit 501-C3 that builds fish habitat boxes for Potholes Reservoir.  Our next event is weekly BINGO each Wednesday night at The O’Sullivan Sportsman Resort with is 1 mile west of MarDon Resort. Bingo is a $20 buy -in and we would love to see you there. It starts at 7pm sharp and if you have any questions or need directions please call (509) 345-2651.

Walleye Fishers are giving mixed reports throughout the sand dunes. Crab Creek is producing some limits but it has been challenging.

Smallmouth bass continue to be very active in the Lind Coulee. You can also try the rocks around Goose Island for a fun bite.

Trout action at Warden Lake has been showing many limits using powerbait. You can also try Corral Lake for trout or bass action.

Shawn Bongers and Todd Ryan show these beautiful small and largemouth bass. They finished 3rd in the tournament.

Shawn Bongers and Todd Ryan show these beautiful small and largemouth bass.
They finished 3rd in the tournament.

 

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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