Potholes Reservoir Strategies For Hot Summer Days

After the warmest day (so far) of 2014 warm water fisheries are producing improved action for anglers. Most fishers have been targeting early morning and late evening fishing activities with Central Eastern Washington day time high’s well above 100 degrees. Reports of Sand Dunes bass on Potholes Reservoir have been very good from day light until 10am using a wide variety of surface baits. Buzz Baits, Floating Rapala, Zaro Spocks (walking the dog) and especially floating frog imitations. Evening anglers are enjoying an improved walleye bite using Rapala-Shad Raps both trolled and cast, plus Strike King square bill plugs (KVD, Kevin Van Dam copies) and casting spinner baits. The reports are very similar. That is, find a sand dune with dirt showing with 2” to 3” water on the beach with weeds that is on the edge of deep water.

Fishing off the dock in the early morning and late evening has been producing some nice fish.

The makings of a very good meal

The makings of a very good meal

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.

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