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Name: Larry3215 Date: May 22, 2015 Rating:
 
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We decided to stop by Potholes Friday on the way home from Banks. We got a late start but fished till almost dark. Potholes water level is the highest we have seen. Its pretty much full to the brim and most of the dunes are under water. Water temps were in the 70's everywhere we stopped.

We talked to the Mardon folks before we launched and were assured that trophy bass were just waiting to be caught on pretty much every square inch of the lake but especially around the Mardon docks. Walleye were also jumping in the boats in droves. Pretty much the same story we got from the Coolie PlayLand folks when we got to Banks :)

We started up in the dunes around 10AM after LM bass with some success. One decent 18" LM and one skinny 18" keeper walleye and several dink LM but it was sloooow fishing. Around noon we decided to try along the rip rap at the dam. We started near the Mardon docks and worked our way over to the island and tried all around it with several dink SM and a couple in the 1 - 2 pound range. Everyone we talked to was catching dinks but good fish were rare.

The ramp at Mardon was nuts because of the holiday weekend starting so we launched at the free ramp just down the lake. It was also very crowded but we managed just fine. Talked to several people when we pulled out late that day and every one agreed it was slow fishing for bass but some folks reported decent walleye catches in all the usual places.

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Name: uppercolumbiaguide Date: May 17, 2015 Rating:
 
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We have been fishing Potholes pretty hard for the past couple of weeks and having amazing success! The fishing has been flat out on fire! We have been boating lots of fish and they have all been 17" to 22" with an average of 19" and a few big fish! The fish have been coming mostly from Crab Creek in 10 to 20 feet of water. Trolling .9 to 1.2 mph. Mack's Lure Slowdeath Rigs have definitely been the ticket in Chartreuse, Orange, or Purple combinations. The fishing has been fast and furious the last week or so.

Call and book a trip now! 5092647684 or uppercolumbiaguide.com! We have some open dates the next few weeks and the fishing is going to continue to be red hot!

Premier guided fishing for Walleye, Kokanee, Salmon, Steelhead & Trout on the Upper Columbia River. Ranging from Bonneville Dam to Chief Joseph Dam. And also Wenatchee River, Drano Lake, Icicle River, Methow River, Okanogan River. Lakes include, Banks Lake, Potholes Reservoir, & Lake Chelan.

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Name: hlindsay Date: April 27, 2015 Rating:
 
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This is for the 27th to the 1st. Monday evening-one fish on and lost in Frenchman's.
Tuesday morning -Lind coulee 2 fish in 4 hours. Afternoon Crab creek 1 fish, evening Frenchman's 1 fish.
Wen - none in the same place
Thur -1 in Crab Creek, 1 in Frenchman's
Slow death on two rods and worm rig on two. They all did about the same.
Didn't look like anyone was doing much better.

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Name: lonnie197272 Date: April 25, 2015 Rating:
 
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Took my daughter out for some walleye fishing. Started out in the dunes trolling and found fish right away. Ended with 16 total walleye, 7 largemouth and a catfish. Water Temps reached 59. Good luck to all.

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Name: Team Britton Date: April 18, 2015 Rating:
 
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Started fishing at about 7 until about 11 at the crab creek area. The winds kicked up and boat control was "fun". The fishing was a little slow but all the fish were caught on green smile blade and slow death. Trolling with planer boards at 1.2mph. Two walleye 18 and 19" and a decent trout was caught. I didn't see too many boats catching anything so I guess I am one of the lucky ones. Next week is Williams lake for the opener, then off for wild mushroom picking so walleye fishing is on hold for the next few weeks for us.

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Name: C-money Date: April 18, 2015 Rating:
 
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Windy day out on Potholes Saturday. Had to work at keeping the boat straight. We caught one 17" walleye, one catfish, and a beautiful rainbow. The rainbow hit about as hard as a king, and launched into the air a half a dozen times! It gave my 9 yo daughter good tussle.

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Name: hookeduptoday Date: April 18, 2015 Rating:
 
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We hit the Potholes up for another round to see if the fish were still hungry. We started off the morning with 3 hookups in the first 10 minutes..caught only one..dumped the other two and it went down from there. We had a tough time trying to stay on the fish with the 3 foot waves on the main lake. We ended up fishing in lind coulee and we found the fish for about 45 minutes before they shut off. We ended the day with 10 fish (5 between 20" and 22" and 5 between 15" and 19")...we also caught and released two dinks that are still swimming around trying to steal someone else's worm! For the other reports...it seemed like everyone was struggling to catch fish today..But the fishing is just going to get better as the water gets warmer!

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Name: danm Date: April 16, 2015 Rating:
 
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Fished Potholes again this week and found out the walleye fishing was slow to fair for us. We managed to boat 6 keeper walleyes from 15 to 20 inches. We also hooked into several catfish today. We fished anywhere from 10 to 40 feet.
I might try one more trip to Potholes this month and next month is Lingcod and Halibut season in Puget Sound. Tight Lines!

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Name: uppercolumbiaguide Date: April 12, 2015 Rating:
 
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To say the least we had a great time getting together for my dads 60th birthday, AND we caught fish! It was a great day out on the lake even with the 3+ foot waves out on the main lake. Crab Creek arm produced our fish again. All of our fish were in the 17"-18" range and all of them were males. We even boated a 20" Rainbow and a 2lb Largemouth. The bigger profile Macks Lure Spindrift Walleye rigs were the absolute ticket again in Green and Chartreuse colors over the slowdeath rigs. We found all of our fish in the warmest water we could find, and in 12-25 feet of water. We were going pretty slow and changing speeds often too, .6 to 1.0 mph! The water is warmer than last weekend and the fish were quite a bit more aggresive, the fishing is only going to get better the next few weeks!

We have available dates all the rest of April and May as well! Check us out at uppercolumbiaguide.com for all of our information and on Facebook at Team UCGS Walleye to keep updated on our fishing!

Tight lines and see you on the water!

Premier guided fishing for Walleye, Kokanee, Salmon, Steelhead & Trout on the Upper Columbia River. Ranging from Bonneville Dam to Chief Joseph Dam. And also Wenatchee River, Drano Lake, Icicle River, Methow River, Okanogan River. Lakes include, Banks Lake, Potholes Reservoir, & Lake Chelan.

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Name: lonnie197272 Date: April 12, 2015 Rating:
 
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Hit potholes Sunday from 930-430. With the weather report not quite being correct I arrived at the lake and found some big waves so decided to head up Lind Coulee. Water temp was 52.4 when I started and raised to 55.1. Decided to start out shallow 10-12fow and it payed off. Boated 17 eyes with the smallest at 14" and biggest was 25.5 Unspawned female. I released that one and one other 24" ready to pop female. Brought home a nice limit of eyes 15-23.5". I was using a home made spindrift one purple the other white. Great day on the water and was pretty much by myself other than one small boat which they had some good ones as well. Good luck and get after it.

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