Monday, October 03, 2022


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Updated 1 month, 1 week ago

Potholes Bass Club holds two-day tournament

OTHELLO – The Potholes Bass Club hosted its two-day tournament on the Potholes Reservoir over the weekend. “I...

Updated 1 year, 4 months ago
Walleye tough, bass fishing good on Potholes Reservoir

The current water level on Potholes Reservoir is 1,041.07 feet, rising 0.05 feet from last week and now 5.43 feet below full pool.

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Fewer kokanee at Lake Roosevelt

Chris Donley, the regional fish program director for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, talks about kokanee in Lake Roosevelt.

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Rite of angling: Potholes Open takes to the water again

While the Potholes Bass Club holds seven tournaments a year, this is its 41st year doing an open tournament.

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
It takes only one: Potholes sees largest fishing tourney in state history, says director

Northwest Bass held its second tournament on Potholes Reservoir Saturday, with the biggest turnout in state history.

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Spring turkey general opener set for April 15

Spring turkey hunting, a reopening state park observatory and fishing for non-salmon species in the Columbia River are hot news this week.

Updated 1 year, 7 months ago
Ready for a new season: MarDon Resort looks forward to a good 2021

As the ice disappeared from the surface of Potholes Reservoir in recent warmer weather, MarDon Resort in Othello started getting calls asking if the boat ram...

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Hunting for the elusive rooster is getting tougher as the years go by

“How the mighty have fallen.” That might be a good epitaph to pheasant hunting in Washington state.

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Rainbow trout biting around Roses Lake

After I tried my luck fishing for cutthroat in Monument Bay on Lake Chelan, I thought I had better check out Roses Lake. If you haven’t heard, there was a b...

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Trap shooting event provides a bit of normalcy

The annual Turkey Shoot put on by the Cashmere Sportsman’s Association took place Nov. 15.

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
MarDon Fresh News – December 4, 2020

The current water level on the Potholes Reservoir is 1038.60 feet – up 2.01 feet over the past 10 days. The water temperature on the Potholes Reservoir is 41...

Updated 2 years ago
Northwest Berkley Big Bass Tournament canceled

Northwest Berkley Big Bass Tournament on Oct. 3 at MarDon Resort on Potholes Reservoir has been cancelled this year after being postponed already this May. Marilyn Meseberg, an owner at MarDon Resort, said there ...

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Sportsman’s Warehouse annual Carp Derby begins today

MOSES LAKE — Sportsman’s Warehouse is launching its fourth annual Carp Derby, beginning today and lasting through July 24. First place for the biggest carp w...

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Columbia River to open for Chinook salmon fishing this weekend

OLYMPIA — State fishery managers announced Thursday that the Columbia River will be open an additional four days for spring Chinook salmon fishing beginning today.

Updated 2 years, 5 months ago
Restrictions in place as recreational fishing reopens statewide

Recreational fishing reopens today, with anglers reminded to follow guidelines and rules put in place to ensure safety.

Updated 2 years, 5 months ago
Hunters can apply for special permit until May 18

OLYMPIA — Hunters can submit an application for a special permit between April 20 and May 18 for deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and fall turkey 2020 seasons in Washington.