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FRESH NEWS: Potholes ice mostly gone and fishing is ready to resume

by Pete Fisher, MarDon Resort contributed report
| February 13, 2024 3:05 PM

The current water level on Potholes Reservoir is 1,043.25 feet, coming up 0.2 feet this past week. We are 3.25 feet below full pool. 

The reservoir has opened up drastically since last week! Usable launches are Blythe Bay, State Park and Glen Williams as well as the Road M launch. MarDon Resort’s launch should be available within a few days. 

There is ice from the Blythe Bay launch paralleling the shore at about 100 yards across the face of MarDon Resort to the corner of the dam. The dunes are still iced over. Other than that the reservoir is ice-free, including the face of the dam, the area from the dam to Goose Island to the dam and from Goose Island to the face of the dunes. A lot of open water.

There are a few folks out on the water. Anglers are jigging blade baits and producing nice catches of walleye and trout. Jig in 25-35 feet of water on the face of the sand dunes. Corral Lake is producing nice catches of trout from the bank casting Rooster Tails.

Call the MarDon Resort tackle store for current conditions and fishing information at 509-346-2651.