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Potholes Res
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:27:07 AM »
Cant take it ...cabin fever has found me...Heading to Potholes (Saturday)for some Walleye and Possible Smallmouth. Anyone else been there lately, ive heard of a few good reports on Walleye, launches are ice free. Yes, you can catch smallies this time of year, slow , low and deep.....Ill be in my Skeeter... :tup:

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Re: Potholes Res
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 09:14:18 PM »
Let us know iam ready to,as long as the weather stays good.I don't like hauling the boat with the non tox deicer on the road.Good luck to you. :tup:

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Re: Potholes Res
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 11:36:44 PM »
It's worth it..lol...the roads don't have to much. The toothy guys are on hitting pretty good..we landed a few decent fish, this one was the biggest-21 ", they are up shallow , haven't seen em this shallow in a few years.  Couldn't touch a smallie..

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Re: Potholes Res
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 08:42:31 AM »
Shallow - 18-28 ft on Humps, blades and dragging sculpin baits, 1/2 oz Jig heads....Heading back this Saturday..Weather pending, good luck out there guys...

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Re: Potholes Res
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 08:39:44 AM »
Have you ever fished any of the smaller lakes around Potholes?  Do the walleye inhabit those too or are those shallow bass/trout lakes?

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Re: Potholes Res
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2018, 10:29:59 AM »
Ive fished a few of them, where my boat is allowed....Most of them are loaded with Bass, both smallmouth and large, crappie, bluegill, perch....The Goose lakes are decent for Walleye but I haven't been there in at least 5-6 years. If you call Mardon, they can give you some updated information on those , I think Soda was decent back in the day also. If you live in Tri Cities, I would be out there right now if I were you.. :tup: Shoot me A PM and Ill get you some additional information...

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Re: Potholes Res
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 12:56:58 PM »
It's worth it..lol...the roads don't have to much. The toothy guys are on hitting pretty good..we landed a few decent fish, this one was the biggest-21 ", they are up shallow , haven't seen em this shallow in a few years.  Couldn't touch a smallie..

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Re: Potholes Res
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2018, 01:30:46 PM »
Have you ever fished any of the smaller lakes around Potholes?  Do the walleye inhabit those too or are those shallow bass/trout lakes?

If you want to learn where to fish in the summer on Soda,Long and Crescent Lake, and Scootney Resevoir for that matter, go take a look at them right now while the water is low. They will tell you their secrets. Take a camera.

I havnt caught a walleye in Upper Goose in a number of years now. I do catch Rainbows regularly and in fact limited out last fall on the 11-13 inch variety. Ive never had much luck at Lower Goose but my neighbor says hes caught lots of bass in there.

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Re: Potholes Res
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2018, 01:45:13 PM »
Yea I am getting a small boat as a present and wanted to check out some of the lakes around there.  Just kinda planning some spring fever trips and maybe a weekend getaway in the summer when its cool on the West side of the mountains.  I grew up in Minnesota hammering walleyes but haven't fished them in years, but I am always a sucker for bass fishing.  Trying to figure out a good lake to start with anyways.

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Re: Potholes Res
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2018, 11:49:25 AM »
Heading back to Potholes this Saturday...Anyone else rolling out ? 

 

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