Potholes Reservoir / Mardon Resort Fishing Report

The water level is dropping on potholes, so boaters have to be aware of water depth. The Walleye fishing is good to fair, trolling slow death hooks in 6-20 ft. of water.
The trout fishing has been very good in the front of crab creek and around the State Park. Troll flicker shads or rapala’s in size 5 or 7 at 2 to 2.5 mph for fish from 2 to 6 lbs.
Perch fishing has been fair with the size of the perch being the bright spot. Fish from 12 to 16 inches are being caught using worms or crappie jigs topped with maggots, they seem to be in 8 to 16 feet of water scattered through the dunes and around State Park.
As the water drops fishing will only get better as the cover the fish are using now is taken out of the equation. The water was 73 to 76 degrees on Wednesday, so don’t be afraid to fish plugs for bass and walleye in 8 to 20 ft., these lures catch all species in the lake.

Rainbow trout to six pounds are biting near the mouth of Crab Creek.

Rainbow trout to six pounds are biting near the mouth of Crab Creek.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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