Potholes Reservoir / Mardon Resort Fishing Report – Results From The MarDon Marathon Dock Tournament.

Over a 150 entrants fished the tournament and hundreds of fish were weighed in at the scales. Dick Hemore served as weighmaster and Kim Anderson also enjoyed helping Dick. Ten fish species won trophies and we paid out $4800. After fishing from Friday at 6:00 PM to Sunday 11:00 AM we awarded the trophies and dollars.
Here are the winners for each species for the tournament.

Yellow perch – Dick Southwick; Bluegill – Nick Melbourne; Crappie – Don Logan; Walleye – Chris Herrera; Largemouth Bass – Jeff Eckhardt; Smallmouth Bass – Ken Leiniger;Channel Catfish – Steve McCaffree; Rainbow Trout – Ron McCarrel; Bullhead Catfish – L. A. Kielian; Carp – Shawn Deeds.

Many impressive fish were caught, but the most impressive were Steve McCaffree’s 14 pound channel cat and Chris Herrera’s nine pound walleye.

The tournament was followed at noon by a wonderful fried chicken dinner cooked by Sam Worsham’s team at the Potholes General Store and many entrants brought pot luck dishes. We finished with Pie’s from Ronna of Royal City. The winners’cash prizes were awarded during the dinner and we also conducted a raffle to benefit the CWFAC to buy components to build habitat boxes for 2017. Thank you to the many individuals and local businesses that donate to this raffle.

In honor of fall fishing and shorter days, we have a boat rental special. Call (509-346-2651) for further information.

Clyde Foster and Levi Meseberg have planted 232 habitat boxes on the floor of Potholes Reservoir.  This provides sanctuary for new, first and second year fish to live and grow.

Clyde Foster and Levi Meseberg have planted 232 habitat boxes on the floor of Potholes Reservoir. This provides sanctuary for new, first and second year fish to live and grow.

The Walleye Whisperer Chriss Herrera has enjoyed fishing Potholes Reservoir for many years.  Chriss fished the MarDon Dock Marathon Tournament again this season and won 1st with his 9lb + Walleye.  Chriss used a Rapala Shadrap to fool this lunker.  Our weigh master Dick Hemore is pictured behind Chris.

The Walleye Whisperer Chriss Herrera has enjoyed fishing Potholes Reservoir for many years. Chriss fished the MarDon Dock Marathon Tournament again this season and won 1st with his 9lb + Walleye. Chriss used a Rapala Shadrap to fool this lunker. Our weigh master Dick Hemore is pictured behind Chris.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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