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Name: clamdigger Date: September 15, 2014 Rating:
 
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My wife and I spent half a day fishing with Shelby Ross of Ross Outdoor Adventures on Potholes Reservoir. We specifically targeted walleye, but also caught bass and perch. An awesome day! My wife caught her first walleye and also the biggest of the day...25"! Shelby is a great guy that sets you up right with great gear and then puts you on fish...highly recommended!
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Name: eat-sleep-fish Date: September 06, 2014 Rating:
 
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Hit Potholes again on Saturday and caught almost everything except walleye. Two largemouth, 1-2 pounds, one smallmouth, 1-1/2 pounds, dozen or so perch 10-12", a stick 28", and tail hooked a 20 pound carp. The carp was fun and almost spooled me before we got the boat turned around. Ran shad raps and flicker shad off a planer board and long lined. Part of the problem may have been the 50-60 flat bottom jet boats flying around the lake kicking out monster rooster tails. Had to yell when I spoke with dad it was so loud out there, some very impressive boats though. Kept four of the perch for supper, yummy!
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Name: hlindsay Date: September 02, 2014 Rating:
 
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Quick report fished Tue. evening got some cats. Wen Thur. Fri. one Walleye 22' lost a smaller one a few SMB, cats, perch one RBT. Trolling slow death or still fishing with worm and jig. Most of the time in Lunn Coulee or just out from the state park to Frenchman's.
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Name: eat-sleep-fish Date: August 31, 2014 Rating:
 
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Dad and I hit Potholes on Sunday to see if we could find some walleye. Main lake was a little rough when we arrived so we decided to try the Lind Coulee arm. Lots of little worm stealing perch the first couple hours. Wind died down some so we made our way to Perch Point and Medicare beach. Picked up a smallmouth and a 14" walleye on a jointed perch shadrap. Pulled gear and ran to the front of the dunes. I was pulling a purple tiger flicker shad and worm harness, dad was using a Seahawk plug and a beetle spin tipped with a power maggot.
Dad gets a violent strike on the Seahawk, good battle, 2 pound largemouth. I get a keeper perch on the flicker shad and miss a strong bite after getting back in the water.

Then it gets weird, trolling in 5 foot of water, dad gets a 14" walleye on the beetle spin. I continue to miss fish and feed the small perch with the worm harness. Back over the 5 foot shelf and that dang beetle spin catches a 15" walleye. It is starting to get rough again, about 1:30, so we decide to troll over towards Medicare beach. Dad's Seahawk gets hammered again and we bring a 24" walleye to the net. We were in 32 foot of water for that fish. As soon as we get that in the boat I tell pop getting rougher and that is a good fish to quit on. He was so tickled to catch fish on that lure after I told him no way that thing catches a fish. Crow does not taste good, now I have to find another one of those plugs!
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Name: Jose Diaz Date: August 31, 2014 Rating:
 
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Had a great day with my dad on Saturday and Sunday. The targeted species of walleye with a by-catch of large and smallmouth bass, perch, along with a surprise bullhead. The biggest fish came on trolling flicker shad and shad rap crank-baits at 2.5mph, though we did catch a 21 inch walleye on pulling a crawler harness at 2mph with a 2oz sinker. The hot colors were crawdad red, fire tiger, and black and silver.
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Name: fishinChristian Date: August 08, 2014 Rating:
 
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Sorry this is late, but 15+ hour days have eaten into extra time.

This is actually a 3-trip report, and the hot weather created the pattern. I won't dwell on numbers much, but suffice it to say most wouldn't believe it, so onto species and patterns. First, perch were everywhere and eating everything they could get their mouths around. Bass of both species were abundant and good sized. The crappie were present and those totaled around 40, up to 14". Bluegill and sunfish were kind of rare, but the stars of the show were the walleye, with night eyes hitting topwater sputtering plugs (yes, you read that right), fast trolled plugs (up to 3.6 mph),
Jiggy plastics, and jigs cranked as fast as you could reel. Ended up with limits of keepers and throwbacks on both ends of the scale. I had the honor of taking my grandson with me to a seep lake on one of those nights, and we caught fish till exhausted. It's cool right now, but if that heat comes back, we'll be out there again for sure. If you try this, be sure to take repellant and tiny lights, preferably in red to preserve night vision. Full moon or nearly helps, too. Picked up cheap watermelons and cants on the way back. 3 great trips, one with great company! Back to work!
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Name: billdance Date: August 04, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fished Potholes for the first time this year. Bass fishing was pretty hot… weather was hotter. Lot's of fish in the two pound range. Mixed bag of bucket mouths and smallies. Biggest fish was the smallmouth pictured (3.4 pounds). Also had a nice multi-species double.
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Name: fdelgado17 Date: August 03, 2014 Rating:
 
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After a tough day of trout fishing, returned to the Potholes with my in laws looking for some walleyes. We hit the water at six and tried the mid lake humps for a bit and then switched to a spot near the crab creek channel. There were four other boats in the area who were kind enough to tell us they had walleye when we asked for a report. One boat had two 19" fish and he later caught a 25" fish. The other boat had a 24" walleye.

Ten minutes into trolling with slow death rigs my mother-in-law Sue nearly has the rod yanked out of her hand. She sets the hook and that G Loomis has a good bend to it. Then the fish comes to the surface and rolls. Walleye do not that, so we are wondering what she has tied into. A minute later it hits the surface again and all we see is a giant mouth. Now she is excited because she has never caught a big lmb. We get it netted and in the livewell and guess it at five pounds. The scale later proves us wrong and it weighs in at four. A personal best for her. She also caught a nice 19" walleye as did I. My father-in-law Larry also caught a 24" walleye. We also caught several nice perch and a couple of small bullheads. By 10 the walleyes shut down. We caught and released a bunch of perch after 10, but by 12:30 the temp was 91 degrees. We called it a day and went home and filleted the fish.
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Name: fdelgado17 Date: August 02, 2014 Rating:
 
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I made the journey from Silverdale to Moses Lake to show my dad and our friend how to use the new downriggers he (our friend) bought for his boat. He wanted to make a trial run before heading out to the Columbia River for some salmon. I showed them how to rig them and use the clips and away we went. We trolled a dodger/wedding ring combo on one and original floating rapalas on the other. We also had a lead core line rod out with a needle fish. However, we couldn't buy a bite. We trolled the area near the wasteway and the whole eastern bank from Medicare Beach to the mouth of Crab Creek. We finally caught a nice smallmouth around noon. We also saw another boat catch at least a five pound rainbow. He was trolling a crankbait. By 12:30 it was 90 degrees and getting hotter. We were going to try walleye fishing after an hour of downrigger practice, but we forgot the bottom bouncers.
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Name: Ross Outdoor Adventures Date: July 22, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fished Tuesday morning for a couple hours; 5 minutes in have a double on, two 3+ lb largemouth, then it was 12 walleye with a 27" big fish, lots of perch from 8-14" and a few small mouth to 3lbs. Also caught a 5 lb largemouth that leaped out of the water when it hit. Disclaimer- All fish were subject to a sharp hook injury, a fight to the boat, net, and photo/go pro video before being released to be caught again. Slow death if its calm, cranks if there's any wind at all. Its fall fishing in July! Last minute cancellation so Thursday 7-24 is available and a couple days beginning 7-30. Get here to get a hook in em!

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