5/24/2013 12:08:00 PM The fresh report from
MarDon Resort, May 23
Submitted by MarDon Resort
Improved perch fishing has been reported all over Potholes Reservoir. This past week, many fishers have limited on perch up to 12 inches at the MarDon marina. Othello resident Levi Rodello reported a 13-inch jumbo perch from the MarDon dock. This was the largest perch we had heard of all week. Sand dune bass fishers, while having good bass action, are commenting on clouds of bluegill and crappie throughout the dune area. Serious walleye anglers are catching good numbers of walleye, many of which are miniature under the 12-inch legal minimum. Walleye fishermen trolling, using spinners and night-crawlers behind bottom cruisers, are reporting a number of perch under six inches being caught. At this time, 80 percent of the walleye caught are small males. Many Lind Coulee and Crab Creek fishermen trolling are reporting walleye limits. Suprisingly, trout fishers trolling at the mouth of Frenchman's Wasteway are beginning to have good trout action near the surface with spinners and night-crawlers. This week, trout action has been occurring with needlefish and rapala shad raps. After the amazing March and April bank fishing for rainbows, we can only expect some quality trolling as the May weather warms the lake. Crappie action continues to be challenging.