Mardon Resort Fishing Report

The Perch Fishing off the dock is really hot right now. Limits are common for crappie fishing as well and it is improving daily. Crappie jigs in white and yellow are the ticket for catching these fish. We have had people catching crappie off the MarDon Dock up to 14 inches and yellow perch up to 13 inches. With the warming water temperatures (68-70 degrees) the bass fishing is really good. There is a great frog bite for largemouth bass early in the day or in the evening. The smallmouth bite is hitting on Rapala Poppers all day long. The water is dropping rapidly making the dunes more accessible for any kind of fishing on the lake. Trolling Rapala Shad Rap’s off the face of the sand dunes in 20 to 30 feet of water you will catch some nice big rainbow trout 3 to 6 pounds. Using a needle fish in size 3 will also provide some nice rainbow trout. You can try Medicare Beach and the mouth of Frenchman’s Waste way at the Potholes State Park. Luhr Jensen Needlefish, Rapala Shad Raps and old fashion gang trolls like grandpa and grandma used with a night crawler are great baits to catch these fish. Corral Lake continues to also provide rainbow trout for both bank and shore fishers.

Walleye anglers are reporting Crab Creek Walleye up to 28 inches which computes to 9lbs. Walleye catchers are mostly trolling Double Whammy type two hook set ups with night crawlers on a Mustad Slow Death Hook.

The Limit Out Marine Big Bass Tournament held last weekend was a total success. 64 teams enjoyed two days of quality bass action. Some teams reported catching and releasing over 70 bass in the two day competition. The big bass for the weekend brought in $7000 to the winners. Each hour one team earned $300 for big fish and $150 for 2nd heaviest fish weighted in that hour. This new event with big fish being the focus was a new for many anglers. Russell Baker of Limit Out Marine and his fine staff will have a Big Fish Tournament in June 2015. We will have this on our website as soon as we have the dates at or go to

Marc Zuager of Puyallup caught this nice trout fly fishing in one of the seep lakes.

Marc Zuager of Puyallup caught this nice trout fly fishing in one of the seep lakes.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.

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