Potholes Reservoir / Mardon Resort Fishing Report

The current water level on the Potholes reservoir is 1044.28 – slightly up from last week. The water temperature is 38 degrees – but will start rising with the warmer air temps and longer days. Look’s like we might have turned the corner!
We have had several reports of both walleye and smallmouth being caught this past week on the Potholes Reservoir as well as trout back in the Seep Lakes. The walleye and smallmouth are being caught on ½ oz. Blade Baits. The trout in the Seep Lakes are being caught on Glitter Mallows, Power Bait, and or worms. Not much happening off the MarDon Dock yet – but it will be picking up soon for trout – then the crappie will show up.
The Bureau of Reclamation has just released a public website that allows access to the current water levels of the Potholes Reservoir, Moses Lake, Scooteney, and other waters – as well as other useful information. The web address is http://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/cbp. The Potholes Reservoir is listed as site 09 in the drop-down list.
Many of the Seep Lakes are open year around and many more open April 1st. These lakes can provide some excellent early season trout fishing and the year around lake have already been doing well. If you don’t have a current fishing license – stop by the MarDon store and pick one up!
We are still on our Winter Rate schedule. Come visit us for some good fishing at a great price! We are also running our Spring Break Special March 23rd thru April 15th. Stay 3 nights -pay for 2!
Call the MarDon Store for the latest fishing info and to make reservations at 509-346-2651.

Barb Brady, of Othello, with an impressive Potholes Reservoir walleye.

Barb’s husband Steve hoists a jumbo Potholes smallie.

Barb again – with a Potholes Reservoir rarity – a very tasty burbot (freshwater ling).

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.

2 Responses to Potholes Reservoir / Mardon Resort Fishing Report

  1. Kent Basser says:

    Thank You!!! I’ve been trying to find info on water levels for years. THIS IS GREAT!!!
    Do you have any idea what is considered full pool on Potholes and Scooteney? Thanks Again Pete, You’re the best!

    • Pete Heley says:

      Call Mardon Resort. Their phone number is included at the end of their fishing reports. Thanks for appreciating the blog. Six months away from reaching one million visitors.

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