Potholes Reservoir / Mardon Resort Fishing Report

After the Central Washington Fish Advisory Committee became legal and correct with the help of Mr. Glenn Gretty, owner of Gretty and Associates in June of 2004, the Potholes Reservoir Underwater Habitat Restoration project began. (cwfac.org) Our main challenge is simply money to build habitat boxes. We have 8 more years on our current permit to plant more boxes. In the US 40% of all freshwater fish has failed in the last 20 years due to lack of habitat. The CWFAC became pro-active by supplement sanctuary for many species of freshwater fish to propagate.
This past week July heat has returned to Central Washington. This hotter weather will lower the pool height of Potholes and bring untold numbers of new bluegill, crappie, perch and largemouth bass out of the sand dunes. When this happens our amazing walleye fishing will begin an unbelievable “Feeding Frenzy”. Our weather forecast for Central Washington has predicted much higher temperatures through October of 2016.
Bass fishing continues strong; Walleye action has been fair but as potholes drops things will only improve. Trollers have been doing better at the mouth of Frenchman’s Wasteway trolling towards Perch Island.
The MarDon fish dock continues to provide good fishing action in the morning before this week’s heat sets in. Next week our temperatures cool down too low 90’s and high 80’s.
Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm CWFAC has bingo at The Sportsman’s Resort. Last night we paid out $596.00 and next week the progressive will be around $600.00. This is a fundraiser for CWFAC.
Now is the time to enjoy the bounty of the Columbia Basin at Tonnemakers Organic farm. This beautiful environment is on Dodson Rd just south of Frenchman Hills Rd.

Brad Stevenson and Kelsie Bozlee from Enumclaw, using spinner and crawler to catch their nice fish.  (Walleye, perch and one big small mouth bass).

Brad Stevenson and Kelsie Bozlee from Enumclaw, using spinner and crawler to catch their nice fish. (Walleye, perch and one big small mouth bass).

July 28, Levi Meseberg and Clyde Foster placed twenty-four habitat boxes on the lake to provide sanctuary for new first and second year fish to live and grow.

July 28, Levi Meseberg and Clyde Foster placed twenty-four habitat boxes on the lake to provide sanctuary for new first and second year fish to live and grow.

Paul Witkowski, from Des Moines caught this nice 10 lb. 4 oz. walleye.

Paul Witkowski, from Des Moines caught this nice 10 lb. 4 oz. walleye.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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