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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!

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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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Name: VAFishinWA Date: April 10, 2015 Rating:
 
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Spent three nights at Mardon Resort on Potholes this week for Spring Break with my son. This was the first time either of us had been on the lake. The cold front got there before we did and made it a rough fishing trip. We fished Wednesday afternoon, about 9 hours on Thursday, and about 7 hours on Friday. Saturday was far too windy to safely be out on the water. We got first-timer advice from the tackle shop at Mardon and a very nice and knowledgeable resort worker gave us a lot of tips. We covered a lot of water in the south, Lind Coulee Arm, Crab Creek, and west arm, including both waste ways. The bass were in pre-spawn before the cold front from what we understood. Once the front hit, they were gone. We worked everything from cranks, chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, worms, drop-shot, and everything else in the tackle boxes. We fished from 35 feet up to 3. My son landed one 2-lb smallie and that was it for the trip. Bad timing with the weather and inexperience on the lake both played a part. Although the fishing was bad, the time with my son was good as always. Mardon was very gracious and a good spot for fisherman. Tight lines everyone.
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Name: hookeduptoday Date: April 10, 2015 Rating:
 
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I had to give the Potholes another shot this weekend..especially after finally finding a pattern the fish wanted last Saturday. Took my old boss out, who is now happily enjoying retirement. He had never walleye fished before so I figured this would be a good opportunity to get him on some fish. We fished on Friday from 8:30 to 3:00. The fishing wasn't off the charts crazy like last weekend, but was steady and a lot of fun! We caught 18 Walleye (Kept 16), 1 Perch (released), and 1 Bass (released). The walleye this weekend where much nicer on average than last weekend as they ranged from 15.5" to 21". I didn't see or hear about too many fish being caught this weekend, but they are out there! Lots of boats and lots of pressure also...crab creek was crowded..especially for a Friday.
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Name: Big Smooth Date: April 10, 2015 Rating:
 
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Had a tuff day.n the water, but still managed 4 keepers 15 to 19 in. Pounded the mouth of crab creek for hours with just a few smalleye. Switched it up to deeper in the creek and slammed a few. Then we followed it up with one along the fam and one in pin coolie. Water was 52-55 degrees and most walleye were hanging I'm the the 20-30 foot range. Slow death was the key.
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