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FRESH NEWS: Ice is mostly gone on Potholes, but wind keeps anglers away

by Pete Fisher, MarDon Resort contributed report
| February 28, 2024 4:55 PM

The current water level on Potholes Reservoir is 1,043.75 feet, coming up 0.25 feet this past week. We are 2.75 feet below full pool. Surface temps are 36-38 degrees. The reservoir should warm this week with a forecast of highs in the mid- to upper-40s and lows right around 32.

The main reservoir is ice-free. There is still ice back in the sand dunes. All boat launches are free of ice and operational. 

Not many anglers are on the water this week due to wind. Anglers are jigging blade baits and producing nice catches of walleye and trout. Jig in 18-35 feet of water across 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.