The 2016 Washington Walleye Circuit final was held at MarDon Resort on Saturday and Sunday (8/13-14/16). There were 212 Walleye weighed in at the two-day tournament.
The big fish was 8.95 lb. caught by the team of Tony and Andy Lusk. The team of Derek Baker and Andrew Barboe won the event with a total weight (fish each day) of 47.34 lbs. Their winning prize money was $8000.00.
The father and son team of Nathan and Kyle Cox placed 5th with two-day weight of 28.6 lbs., earning them $1,750.
Even with extreme heat many walleye enthusiasts came and watched the event. The CWFAC conducted a great raffle with donated items from many businesses and items from Pure Fishing with assistance from Mick Blaine.
May 2017 is going to be an exciting month for fishers. The Rod Meseberg Spring Walleye Classic has won the permit for 2017 for our tournament the first weekend in May which is May 6 and 7, 2017.
Northwest Bass in 2017 will conduct their exciting bass tournament. The MarDon Walleye Tournament and Jeff Priestler of Northwest Bass help with donations to the CWFAC to buy habitat components to be placed on the floor of Potholes Reservoir to permit sanctuary for new first and second year fish to survive during the low water period. Walleye fishing has been improving but for the most part it continues to be slow. The sand dunes continue to be loaded with new perch, crappie and bluegill, plus many new bass.
Now as our water finally begins to lower with our recent heat (more irrigation), more minnows are leaving the dunes and going to the deep cool water of the main reservoir. Walleye action will be crazy when our summer heat reduces in September and October. The best Walleye action of the year is just around the corner.
Many young fishers are catching the best bass of their life’s this week at Potholes Reservoir.
Mark your calendar for the MarDon Lake Games and Beach Party with this year’s theme Gilligan’s Island, Aug. 27, 2016, featuring a boat poker run, with island games, followed by fun, social beach party and music, and Tacos buy Hugo’s Tacos of Royal City.
The MarDon Dock Tournament for 2016 is scheduled for 9/16-9/18/16. If you would like to sign up just come out to our office and fill out an application or give us a call at 509-346-2651 and we can also do it over the phone.