Potholes Reservoir / Mardon Resort Recreation Report

Frigid winter weather has hit Central Washington. With single digits all still waters are frozen in Grant County. Potholes Reservoir has Ice in the sand dunes and part of the Lind Coulee as well. Moses Lake is full of ducks and geese and the refuge on Winchester Wasteway, Frenchman Lake and Royal Lake. Many years the birds head to the Columbia River when the weather turns harsh like this. We will hope for a warming trend but if not we could see the lake freeze over soon.
Please call our store for Ice Fishing updates 509-346-2651. As of today we do not have any news on safe ice but that can change daily with these temperatures. The MarDon Store has Ice Auger’s, Swedish Pimples and Maggots. Make sure and check ice conditions before walking on any new ice.
The Royal Hunt Club is a great option to get access to private land for Pheasant, Goose or even Duck Hunting this Season. A season pass will run $300 per hunter or you can but a 3 day consecutive pass for $125 per hunter. This land is in the greater Royal City Area and is roughly 20,000 acres. For more information please call (509) 346-2651 or email moc.trosernodramnull@ofni.
Duck & Goose Plucking now available. Bring in you days hunt and drop off at the MarDon Store, dont forget you will need you hunting license number to correctly fill our the form. The price is $7 for a duck and $20 for a goose. larry-roberge-family

The Larry Roberge Family from Idaho limited on a goose hunt over the weekend.

The Larry Roberge Family from Idaho limited on a goose hunt over the weekend.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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