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Waterfowl hunting in Potholes Reservoir heats up

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Posted: Saturday, November 13, 2010 4:00 pm

MARDON RESORT - Waterfowl hunting in the Potholes Reservoir is heating up. Jump shooters in the seep lakes below O'Sullivan Dam have been getting some new ducks also. Flights of Northern Geese are coming to Central Washington daily. Winchester, Frenchmans and Lind Coulee Wasteways are providing improving action for jumpshooters and hunters calling ducks to small spreads. The water level on Potholes Reservoir is rising daily allowing improved access to the back reaches of the Sand Dunes for both waterfowl hunters and bass fishers.

Spinnerbaits have been excellent on beaver huts for November bass action. On Veterans Day (in the fog) the surface temperatures at the Big Dune on The West Arm of the Sand Dunes was 44 degrees. Even with cold water one hearty bass fisherman reported he caught and released eight largemouth weighing up to 4 pounds, 4 ounces. Blade bait action for walleye has been reported on the humps on the face of the dunes and the mouth of Lind Coulee. Medicare Beach has been producing trout for bank fishers, some limits of trout weighing up to 4 pounds have been reported. The MarDon Dock has just started to show winter walleye action.

December dock tournament

The following is a link for information about the Catch & Release Walleye Dock Fishing Tournament on the MarDon Dock on December 4:

We will also be lighting the big pine tree in front of the Beach Bar & Grill and Santa will be on hand in the restaurant with complimentary hot chocolate and cookies for the kids. Join us for a day of winter fun.

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