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Name: fowl_language Date: February 22, 2015 Rating:
 
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Launched out of Mardon around 7:00 am, worked the goose area humps from 25 to 40 FOW, marked a few fish on the wind side of humps, worked them with jigs and crawlers, blade baits, rattle baits, pretty much any vertical presentation I could think of didn't pick up any fish. Transitioned from the goose island area to mid lake and worked deeper humps 30 - 50, caught one small eye dragging a crawler slow. Got one decent 11" perch on a blade in 40 FOW working to a 25' hump.

Transitioned to crab creek mouth and worked shallow humps with same presentations, marked a few fish but nothing that wanted to cooperate. Ended up working some of the humps that weren't taken up by boats, this was around 12 noon though and the weather switched to absolutely calm with bright sunshine, great for us in the boat...bad for a walleye bite. No takers not even small perch.

Went to the break in front of the state park launch and worked the 28-34 FOW break, ripped blades and tried a slow troll presentation with bottom bouncer didn't get a bite from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Had to drive back to Moscow and pulled the plug.

Missed the hot bite again this time...hopefully some other folks did better, everyone we talked to on Sunday was moving and scraping to get 2 or 3 keepers all day.
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Name: bennick Date: February 22, 2015 Rating:
 
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Went to Potholes for the first time with a few friends on Sunday, we had never fished for walleye and wanted to give it a shot. After looking online for the best way to catch these fish we decided to try the Frenchman waterway, after finding what we thought was the waterway, we trolled bottom bouncers with a Slow Death rig and night crawler setup. Had no bites after two hours of trolling so we tried to get some perch. We threw jigs against the brush around 15 different dunes and didn't even get a bite. To end the day we went to crab creek (we just found the mass bunch of boats). After trolling for 3 hours in 14-35 feet of water we only had one bight between the three of us. Not sure what else to try. Any suggestions?
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Name: snatchinglips Date: February 22, 2015 Rating:
 
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Left Friday around 1030 am head to Moses lake to do some walleye fishing with my family for the first time. Got there around 3ish, after settling in the hotel then headed to tri city outfitters to gather up some fish gear to target walleye. Trevor gave me lots of information and spots to explore. Saturday morning after feeding the little man then headed to potholes, launched at M street because it was a little windy. The wife started catching the first few walleyes, that wasn't keepers. Before too long she had 4 and I hadn't caught any. As the morning went on the wind picked up and it was hard to continue fishing, so we called it a day. We headed back to the hotel so go swimming. Sunday morning we got up earl and was waiting for breakfast so we could get a earlier start to this walleye fishing. Launched at the same spot and headed just north of the state park. Trolled along the humps and caught a few perch, turn around because no one was having much luck up there. As we went south I hooked a fat walleye, my first and a keeper. Fished for a little while longer and headed to Moses lake to do some perch fishing. There were a few boats but the prech fishing was nothing I have ever seen and done. As we got to the launch there were guys leaving with coolers full of fat perch, so I launch the boat and headed to the spot. We fished there until around 6pm and headed back to hacienda. Got home from work yesterday and started working on our catch. Let's say we had a fish fry of walleye and perch for dinner last night. My next trip will be to banks lake
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Name: benji808 Date: February 20, 2015 Rating:
 
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Fished all day pulling bottom walkers at Lind Coulee. 2 hits but none landed. Lots of other boats, nobody caught any fish at all.
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Name: C-money Date: February 15, 2015 Rating:
 
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Fished the pack of boats off the Dunes/Crab Creek area of the Potholes. Fishing was slow for us. We tried blade baits with no luck. Caught one small walleye, and a perch on worm harness/ bottom bouncer. Was a perfect day for fishing, but they sure did not cooperate for us. Saw very few fish caught all afternoon. Cant wait to go again.
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Name: buc Date: February 15, 2015 Rating:
 
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The bite was on hard to keep a limit as all the fish where around mid 20's " + a couple around 27". Switched it up this time using brass and blue blades.
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Name: hookeduptoday Date: February 13, 2015 Rating:
 
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Fished the potholes yesterday. Second time we have tried to fish walleye on the lake this winter. The first time was more difficult than anticipated. We ended up catching 2 keeper walleye and about 8 little ones. We did catch about 20 perch which helped pass the time. This time was a lot different however. We decided to switch up the game plan and it definitely worked. The two of us jigged from 8:30 to 4:30. We ended up catching 19 keeper walleye with one going over 8lbs (released of course). We also caught about 15-10 little walleye and about 20 nice sized perch in which we Only kept a couple that came up too fast. We ended up getting our two limits of nice eater fish that ranged between 16-22 inches. Once we figured out what the fish wanted..the fishing was off the chart! Definitely a spot to take away the winter fishing blues!
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Name: Ross Outdoor Adventures Date: February 11, 2015 Rating:
 
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Fished Sunday 2-8 with my lovely wife and caught fish nealy every place we tried. Started blading in 25 feet, caught a 17" right away then it was "smalleye" after "smalleye" with a few perch mixed in. Moved around and lost about 10 fish on in a row. Frustrating at times and maybe its lack of practice after a long season with a shotgun instead of a rod. Ended the day blading in 50 feet of walleye and landed a handful of keeper size eyes in between the constant perch and little eyes.
Fished Wednesday 2-11 and started blading in 30-40 ft. Had a few takers but the fish seem scattered so tried trolling some crawlers and put 8 nice eyes in the boat including a 25" big fish, lots of little ones, and more than a few misses on the hook set.
As the water temp creeps above 40° the bite will only improve. I have scattered openings beginning Monday 2-16. Get here and enjoy our unseasonably nice weather and reel em in!

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Name: AJ's Dad Date: January 31, 2015 Rating:
 
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Headed out to the Potholes today with the Packernut to help him drown his sorrows from his beloved Packers, comming up just a little short against the Seahawks.
We met up with lonnie197272 at the launch and he was kind enough to give us some pointers and even a hand full of his blade baits to try.
It was great fishing with him and his partner. Lonnie is a very knowledgable walleye guy and he certainly put us on the fish we got today. We only managed to put 3 wally's in the boat but they were all beautiful, healthy fish, with one at 21" and the other two at 25" with the biggest weighing in at 7lb 11ozs.
We only managed to get 3 but we got the opportunity to see the experts at work while the put 10 fish in the boat.
Thanks again Lonnie. We'll do it again sometime, and I owe you a pike trip. :) It's always great to meet nice people from this website.
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Name: CCTMark Date: January 31, 2015 Rating:
 
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I spent the day fishing with two of my buddies, Glenn and Jim, on Potholes. We drove from Spokane and were on the water by 0730. It took till late afternoon but we ground out a 24 fish limit of eyes with the largest at just over 23" and the average size of 19-21". Our total catch of eyes for the day was about 37 with a dozen or so jumbo perch to add to the stew pot. I am not going to say how we were so successful, those two would not be happy. We set a pattern after about an hour and a half of messing around and that pattern lasted all day, although we did move around a lot. Sometimes we were near the herd of other boats and sometimes not. I did take one for team, I ended up with a treble hook in my face near the jaw line while netting one of my buddies walleye. The fish ended up in the boat and all it took was a little yank to get the barb out. Last year I got a black eye from a jig in the face and I am sure that will not be the last hook I have to remove from some place on my body.

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