Friday, April 12, 2024

FRESH NEWS: Cold weather but jigging for walleye, bass and trout an option

MARDON — The current water level on the Potholes Reservoir is 1043.65 feet — dropping .10 feet this past week. That’s  2.85 feet below full pool. Surface temperatures are 38-42 degrees. 

The forecast for the next 10 days shows us warming up with the highs in the 50s, but the lows are still in the mid to upper 20s. That said — by March 16 anglers can expect 63 degrees with a low of 40. It won’t be long before the fish start moving.

Not much to report this week. We have had a lot of wind again — not many anglers out on the

water. If you venture out, use jig blade baits and 3.50” swim baits on a quarter-ounce jig head for walleye, bass and trout. Jig in 18-35 feet of water across the face of the sand dunes. 

Corral Lake continues to produce 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.