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Name: lonnie197272 Date: December 13, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fished potholes reservoir Saturday afternoon. Got on the water around noon. Hit the humps out by the dunes and it was on. Got my personal best walleye unfortunately the pic doesn't do justice. It was 30" and hit 14 lbs. Also got four other nice keepers using blades baits in silver. Caught five largemouth and several decent perch. Water temp was 41 degrees and was a beautiful day.
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Name: buc Date: December 07, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fish and game doing checks on fish at launch. Good numbers and good size eyes to be had. trolled with Tricky J harness and blades both worked well out front of dunes all days there.
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Name: lohans4 Date: November 25, 2014 Rating:
 
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Arrived at the state park & paid my launch fee only to discover after to driving to the put in, that they had pulled the dock out. Would have driven down the road a bit & launched at mardons had I known that. We fished from 10 A.M. till 1 P.M. & got 2 nice 18'' walleyes & 3 perch. But, the weather was horrible!! Rain & then harder rain. Cold wind & then colder wind!
I figure after 3 or 4 days I should finally warm up. The water temp. according to my guage was 41'. Not the great fishing that we had a couple of weeks ago.
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Name: Jose Diaz Date: November 15, 2014 Rating:
 
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The weather forecast this weekend called for sun and mild winds, so I made the mad dash to the lake this morning and found fantastic fishing and big fish! Vertical jigging over 20-30 foot humps with jigging spoons in gold were the ticket for me. I talked to other fisherman, who said they had a great day too. Walleye and perch for dinner!
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Name: Big Smooth Date: November 08, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fished for the better part of Sat and Sun. Only one keeper with one pig lost at the boat. Lots of jumbo perch though. No wind and good company. Fished 10-20 ft on the face of the dunes. Didn't see much action around us.caught about 8 11" walleye, so it wasn't boring.
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Name: StevenBirkeland Date: November 01, 2014 Rating:
 
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We went out for our first ever trip to Potholes. It was awful! Nobody should ever go there again.....
Ok, so it was amazing. We ended up keeping almost 34 pounds of walleye. Before fileting. We caught a ton of dinks, so many perch we lost count, one catfish and one crappie. We kept two 4lb 10oz, one 3lb 10 oz, two 2lb 10 oz, two 2lb 6oz, one 2lb 1oz, and several over a pound and a half.

We tossed blade baits at first. Pretty productive. Then switched to bottom bouncers for most of the day. The started off liking silver with slow death hooks, then green, then copper, then blue, then silver, then green. Just plain nailed them. Usually at about .9 to 1.2 mph.

Wind was slow but steady. Water around 55.5. Mostly cloudy with some afternoon sunshine. We went everywhere. Location didn't matter. We got them all over. Best action was either slow jigging with bottom bouncers or when I would ignore them completely and only notice when they got hit.

This lake is stellar. People all around were catching. Everyone was courteous. The guy running the Mardon store was great. We did have the give a yell to a father and young son that had a bite and hadn't noticed as they trolled past.

This trip had Dave, Jeff and Steven all smiling all day. What a great fishery.
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Name: CCTMark Date: October 25, 2014 Rating:
 
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This report is for both Friday and Saturday. Glenn and a couple of friends went out on Friday and limited out on walleyes, trolling worm harnesses was the most productive method. Perch were everywhere and the size is jumbo all around.

On Saturday I met Glenn at Mar Dons just before first light and we motored out to the dunes and began throwing blade baits with no luck. After just a couple of minutes we switched to trolling worm harnesses and spent the rest of the day working our way through tons of perch and small walleyes to catch a limit of nice 16-22 inch eyes. The color of our spinners didn't really seem to matter and we quickly switched to half a crawler to keep from just feeding the perch. 10-15' FOW was the most productive with our best fish coming off of the edges of the humps. I also drug an Erie dearie around with half a crawler and it was quite effective on the tops of the humps. The tally for the day was a limit of eyes and 37 jumbo perch. The high light of the day for me was when I hooked a 6 inch eye and nearly had it to the boat and 5 lb largemouth decided he wanted it. I almost had a twofer but couldn't get a hook into the largemouth from my spinner.
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Name: fishindoc Date: October 24, 2014 Rating:
 
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My regular fishing partners bailed on me and I must have looked pretty pitiful so my wife agreed to go with me today. We fished from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Fishing was much slower today than recent outings but we still boated 10 walleyes between 17 and 22 inches. We pulled various worm harnesses/bottom bouncers along the dunes. 10-16 feet of water produced the best. Perch and small eyes kept me busy replacing crawlers. It did not look like the other 20 boats we saw were doing much better. It was a great day, no rain and little wind.
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Name: Yakivegas Date: October 19, 2014 Rating:
 
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This report is for Sunday,and Monday.The walleye bite has really been off the charts in both numbers and size.Both days I limited on walleye before noon.They seemed to bite about anything I put out there.Even after I caught my limit I managed to catch and release many more speed trolling for rainbows at 3.4 mph out in front of medicare beachwith leadcore and a rip n minnow in perch.I have never caught a walleye at that speed before.Did manage a decent 5 lb bow too that made several acrobatic leaps and runs before winding up in the net.Oh ya the perch were there in force too.I took home 30 decent ones for 2 days fishing.Went through about 10 dozen crawlers.Came home and had fish & chips.Walleye size varied different spots on the dunes.The west end put out the numbers for bigger size but the biggest fish around 27 inches came closer to the crab creek side.Used 2 oz bottom walkers with about any color worm harness.They're not too picky right now.I tried to stay in the 13-23 ft range at about 1.2-1.5 mph for the walleyes
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Name: fdelgado17 Date: October 18, 2014 Rating:
 
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I went to Moses Lake to watch my father-in-law, Larry Ellestad, get inducted into the ML Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Hall of Fame, but every trip over there always involves fishing because we both love the sport so much. Last week he braved the wind and waves in the mighty Lund Pro-V to catch 11 walleyes all day. We were on the water around eight. By 8:30 we were into all kinds of fish. I caught a small eye and a decent largemouth on blade bait, and then the in-laws doubled on a couple of 19" walleye. I switched to a bottom bouncer and a home made smile blade/slow death rig and caught walleyes with them until we had to leave at noon. We kept our limits and threw back probably as many. We also caught several lmb, perch, a big bluegill and a bullhead. We used gold, chartreuse, and black smile blades and perch colored bead patterns trolled 1.0 to 1.1 mph. I had a four foot leader behind a one ounce bottom bouncer. We caught fish from five to twenty five feet deep where the main lake meets the dunes area. I even had a fish hit my lure on the surface as I netted a fish for Larry. I reeled up in case his fish ran to my side of the boat and left the lure floating at the surface. After netting his fish I turned around to drop my line out and a walleye was on my lure swimming in circles. I have never had a walleye do that to me. At one point there were 30 boats in the general area. We saw lots of other fish caught. The three of us have some good days in the past, but not one this good in a really long time. Our biggest was 24" and the smallest kept was 14. Threw back a lot of 8 to 13 inch fish.
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