The current water level on the Potholes reservoir is 1043.80-feet – remaining fairly constant. The water temps back in the sand dunes are running in mid-50’s to 60+ degrees. The water temps on the main Reservoir remain in the mid-50s.
The Largemouth bass fishing has been extremely good over the past several weeks! The Potholes Bass Club held their 40th Annual Potholes Open Tournament! They had an impressive 146 boats meaning 300 anglers! Big fish day one was a 6.92 pound Largemouth. Day two big fish weighed 6.92 pounds! A big congratulations to Jordan Doucet and Chad Eidson for the win – weighing in 38.96 pounds of Largemouth for 10 fish over 2 days of fishing! There were 22 bags weighed in over 30 pounds.
Walleye fishing has picked up considerably over the past week with limits coming in from Lind Coulee, Crab Creek and up the Winchester flow. Trout are being caught off Medicare Beach both from shore and by boat. Bank fisherman are using Power Bait, worms and marshmallows, a 12-18” leader, and a 1/8-1/4 oz. egg sinker above the swivel. Boat anglers are trolling Needlefish spoons, #7 Flicker Shads and shallow running Rapalas.
No reports on Perch, Crappie or Bluegill yet – off the MarDon dock or out in the main Reservoir. We only need a week or two of the good weather to get the panfish going.
The fishing is improving daily – call the MarDon Tackle Store for the latest fishing info at 509-346-2651.