This past week walleye action on the Potholes Reservoir is vastly improving.
Our two experienced guides Shelby Ross and Nathan LaFrance have been providing some memorable guided walleye trips on the reservoir. When I last visited with the guides they were finishing their limits in under two and a half hours.
That is very uncommon! Many other walleye enthusiasts are doing much better now too. Daryl and Jo Keeney trolled Crab Creek from the south to reach the area above Crab Creek boat launch, by the time Daryl reached the crab creek launch he had already limited.
At the MarDon fish cleaning station we are seeing more walleye limits daily.
Bass fishing on Potholes Reservoir has been very good. Last Sunday night my son, grandson and myself caught and released over 40 bass and one walleye on a square bill KVD strike king plug in bluegill and neon bluegill (We like our square bill).
Our water has cooled down and top water was active for us. Hang on, next week we return to 90-degree daytime temperatures. Than it will be back to our old guide Skip Davis favorite time of the year (Cardiac Fishing) or TOP WATER.
Many walleye trollers are reporting more perch, brown bullhead catfish and one 12-inch Channel Catfish on spinners and worms. Trout continue to show at the mouth of Crab Creek.
The water level on Potholes Reservoir is about two feet below high water and lower water means better catching for all. The MarDon dock has been showing trout on power bait to 4lbs, more perch, a few bluegills, bass and some fine crappie.
Come to the MarDon Tackle shop and ask about a great new crappie lure called an “Electric Chicken.”
WDFW has organized a tagged Trout Derby. This is a statewide event.
Grant County lakes participation are Corral Lake, just south of MarDon and Vic Meyer Lake in the Sun Lakes area. Between the two lakes there are 25 tagged trout.
The dates for this event are April 23, 2016 – September 6, 2016. Catch a derby tagged fish, then call 360-902-2464 and collect your prize.
You must have a valid 2016 Annual freshwater or combination fishing license. Children 14 years of age and under do not require a license.
Tagged Trout caught on Corral Lake on June 10. Shane Anderson from Belfair caught the fish on Pink Power Bait. Shane turned the tag into Dept. of Fish & Wildlife to win a prize.
Mardon seasonal's Max and daughter Duo and son Kevin with a nice catch.