Potholes Reservoir / Mardon Resort Fishing Report

The current water level on the Potholes reservoir is 1044.07 – slightly down from last week. The water temperature is in the low 40’s on the main Reservoir with considerably warmer water back in the sand dunes. We have a 10-day forecast showing highs in the mid to upper 50’s – the water will continue to warm, and the fish will become more active very soon!
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 and on the Potholes Reservoir. We have heard of several Largemouth being caught towards the dunes as well. 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 and crappie as the water temp rises. Many of the Seep Lakes on the Wildlife Refuge will be opening April 1st, providing the opportunity for some outstanding trout, bass and panfish fishing. If you don’t have a current fishing license – stop by the MarDon store and pick one up!
Habitat Boxes are being built this week. Our Partners currently have enough materials to assemble 85 new Habitat Boxes. For more information on our project go to www.cwfac.org. If you would like to help improve fishing on the Potholes Reservoir, you may donate money or donate items to be used in one of our event raffles – the Rod Meseberg Walleye Classic, the Northwest Bass two-day bass tournament, or at the MarDon Resort Dock Tournament. The Habitat Boxes help ensure many generations of family fishing for perch, crappie, and bluegills. In turn, these fisheries provide wonderful sport for us, and just as importantly – these panfish fisheries provide a necessary food source for Bass, Walleye, and Trout! We appreciate your support in improving an amazing fishery on the Potholes Reservoir!
The weather is great right now and 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.

Habitat Boxes are getting finished up at MarDon Resort – ready to be dropped in the Potholes Reservoir to provide habitat for the panfish we love to fish for as well as a healthy baitfish population for bass, walleye, and trout!

Brett Fisher of Enumclaw, WA with a nice Rainbow Trout caught at MarDon Resort from the shore. Brett was using Power Bait and a crawler!

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.

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