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Name: bennick Date: March 25, 2015 Rating:
 
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Got on the lake at about 5, trolled infront of Medicare beach at about 20-50 FOW, caught 10 smalleye and caught nothing over 11 inches. Talked to a few guys that were out there and nobody seemed to be having much luck hooking into keepers. Wondering if the bigger fish are all up Crab Creek spawning?
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Name: eat-sleep-fish Date: March 21, 2015 Rating:
 
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It has been a while since I have been fishing, lost my fishing partner/father in January and really have not felt like hitting the water. I will put an urn and ashes in the boat so he will still be fishing with me. He will always be in my heart, was the best friend any person could deserve, and I will miss him tremendously.

Hit Potholes on Sunday for a couple hours in the afternoon after my daughter, India, prodded me to get out of the house. Caught 9 walleye and one perch on slow death rigs with a gold smile blade and 1oz bottom walkers. Put a small pill float in orange, chartreuse, and black on the rig with a couple UV beads. My daughter caught the first fish, biggest fish, and the last fish. We were fishing in 40-50 feet of water, slow trolling at 0.7-0.9 MPH. The walleye were mostly dinks, only 3 keepers. All released to fight another day.

Put a new 80lb thrust bowmount on the boat to replace the 55lb that was a little too underpowered for the fishing barge. Worked great! Cannot wait to try out all the I-Pilot features and see how it all works. Will be putting it to the test next weekend at Chelan with my uncle and cousin chasing the kokes! Hope I can put them on some. Time to get back to fishing again, good therapy.
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Name: Team Britton Date: March 21, 2015 Rating:
 
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Well we were dumb enough to go out and try fishing with the winds blowing at 25-30 mph. There 2-3 foot white caps on the potholes that made fishing interesting. We tried fishing in the main body of water but the swells were too big and boat control was very difficult. So we moved up into the Lind Coulee leg and the white caps were only about a foot. We threw out the sea anchor to slow our drift from the winds and it helped maintain boat control.

We trolled with 3 oz bottom bouncers and slow death hooks. We caught 2 walleye, one was 15" which we threw back and one was 18" which we kept. We only fished for 2 hours because it was difficult to tell if we had a fish on the line with the boat bouncing up and down. But we had a good time anyway and my 7 yr old enjoyed watching the para surfers out on the water.
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Name: MoonsGuideService Date: March 18, 2015 Rating:
 
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We fished potholes on 3/18 and 3/19. Over the 2 days we covered most of the lake. We found most of our fish around humps close to deep water. Most fish were caught in 40 to 60ft. Most came from crab creek/dunes. We also picked up quality fish from Frenchmans,Goose Island,Perch Point ,and Lind Coulee. Make sure to bring lots of worms. We caught 100 smalleye (9 to 11 inches) each day. I even got a good sun burn. Have fun and will see you on the water soon.
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Name: TheCochrans Date: March 16, 2015 Rating:
 
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We got a late start and didn't get on water until noon. Made a couple passes at crab creek and caught a bunch of smalleye. Trolled over towards gravel pit and really got into the fish. Almost everything we caught was 15-16 in and had a couple of fish hit that definatly had some weight but didn't stay on. It was a great night fishing stayed out til dark. Slow death was working the best at 30-50ft.
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Name: Team Britton Date: March 13, 2015 Rating:
 
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Started fishing at about 8:00 until 1:00. Threw everything at the fish, but only caught one 13" fish which was released. I only saw about 4 fish caught between the 14 boats that were out there. I think the fish have moved away from the crab creek area heading for spawning grounds with this warm weather. I didn't see that many fish on the electronics as I have been seeing. Tried trolling in 25-40' of water and tried jigging. The only fish we caught was on a slow death hook with a silver smile blade.
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Name: Team Britton Date: March 09, 2015 Rating:
 
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Went out for a couple hours and caught 6 walleye. Only 2 were keeper size 19 and 20", the rest I released. Trolling the flats near crab creek. Slow death hooks trolling at 1.1 mph using planer boards. Hopefully the bite will be on this weekend, I'm going camping and fishing with my 7yr old.
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Name: member16 Date: March 08, 2015 Rating:
 
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Got out early and caught a couple 16-18" in Walleye between Lind Coulee and Medicare Beach. Took a short break and came back to fishing around noon to find the bite seemed to pick up. Wife and I landed another 6 fish using slow death with a few beads over the next couple hours. The added smile blade seemed to slow down the action so we stuck to the plain hook or added a couple beads. We had lots of bites and many small fish. If only I was patient as my wife in hooking the soft mouthed fish we would have had several more for the table. 35 to 50 FOW, 1.0 mph and a very soft tipped rod. Use just 3/4ths of the worm

I lost confidence in spinners and concluded they were good for catching small fish or nothing at all.

Does anyone know of flow gauges on Crab Creek around the Potholes or out of O Sullivan Dam? Is there a water level gauge on Potholes Reservoir that is perhaps on a BOR Website?

And finally when do Walleye Spawn in the Potholes? Is it by water temperature, Calendar or some of both? I am guessing mid April?
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Name: TheCochrans Date: March 07, 2015 Rating:
 
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We got out on the water about 8:00am and put in at the Lind-coulee launch. We fished first half of day near the launch and caught quite a few smalleye bottom walking. Moved out of the coulee area into main lake around noon. Spotted a bunch of boats near shoreline and continued fishing there for the rest of the day. Caught two 12in perch we kept and about 40 smalleye but no keepers today. Got our first sunburns of the year and had a blast but no monsters. Headed back tomorrow.
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Name: Team Britton Date: March 07, 2015 Rating:
 
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Fished at the mouth of crab creek in 30-50' of water trolling with slow death hooks and smile blades. The fish seemed to like the silver smile blade the best. Fishing was a little slow as we only caught 9 walleye. We kept only 3 that were 18-19", no brutes. We trolled at .8 to 1.1 mph changing speed every 30 minutes in S patterns.
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