Mardon Resort / Potholes Reservoir Recreatin Report

The current water level on the Potholes reservoir is 1042.76 feet. The water temperature on the main lake is 37 degrees. The main lake is ice free. The sand dunes are still covered in 4 inches of soft ice.
Fishing: Not many anglers fishing this past week, but the mild temperatures forecasted for the next several weeks provide a great opportunity to get out and winter fish in some comfortable weather. Fish the deeper humps off the dunes and the humps just northwest of Goose Island to Crab Creek. Blade Baits are the top producing bait. Fish the main lake humps in 30-45 feet of water. The face of the dam is still producing walleye on swimbaits and Blade Baits. Fish 20-30 feet of water next to the dam. Now is a great time to drop shot for smallmouth on the face of the dam as well.
Hunting: Duck hunting has been very good this past week. The birds are here- but are becoming educated! Several limits of mallards have been taken. Goose hunting in the fields has been outstanding. Hunters have been doing well on both honkers and smaller birds.
Call the MarDon Store for the latest hunting and fishing info at 509-346-2651

Eric Fossand, his wife and son with a nice bunch of mallards after a Duck Taxi trip.

The David Hendricks party with a limit of Canadian Honkers.

Bill Hosko from Ellensburg has hunted with MarDon for many years and is 85 years young. Bill shows a 10lb. Honker from a Royal Slope hunt.

Young Bill Hosko shows a Canadian Honker with a band!

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.

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