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Potholes Lake Report
Grant County, WA

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11/08/2013
46° - 50°
Bottom Fishing From Shore
Other
Worms
Green
Windy
Jig
Afternoon
46° - 50°
11/09/2013
4
1271

So, couldn't get anybody interested in going, except my dogs, in the beautiful weather, but had to go to Ellensburg from Yakima, and that's almost halfway, so it would be a waste of gas to not go, so I went.

Hiked out in the north part of the lake area, and fished some of the open backwaters I know. Hoped for walleye, but only got 3, biggest 18". The crappie and perch and bass and bluegill were still active though. About 40 crappie to 14" and a couple of dozen decent perch, 15 bass to 3lbs (all SMB), and some (10?) fair sized bluegill. Kept enough for supper. The wind was a factor. If you cast from upwind to the shore and dragged the lure back superslow through the surf and down, they nailed it. any variation from that and I don't think I got a bite. It was cool, in more ways than one. Mostly homemade plastics on jigs, and Jiggy lures with worm chunks. Checked the dogs for ticks, but the treatments seem to work well. Checked me for ticks, but the waders did their duty. Saw deer, and an egret, and a lot of waterfowl, but no people at all.


Comments

jbball50
11/9/2013 3:46:00 PM
Nice report, did you walk in through the ORV road area or the other dirt road that is the waterfowl sanctuary area? I was going to head up to Moses Lake to fish off the bridge today but just decided to check out the ponds around Mesa for next spring since I've never fished them before.
fishinChristian
11/9/2013 4:21:00 PM
The east side of Road C.

Byt he way, I chose "other" in lieu of "Multi-species."
Rocky
11/9/2013 7:25:00 PM
Hey Joe sounds like a great day of fishing brother sorry you had to fish alone. We are going to have to get together some time it's about two hours from here to the potholes give me a call and maybe I can meet you some time take care God Bless.
fishinChristian
11/9/2013 8:44:00 PM
Sounds good Rocky! Maybe the Spokane or Rosie, or Moses, as possibilities. And, I'm never alone. I was in Creation, my church.

And by the way, it was supposed to be by the way in my previous comment.
N E 1 FISSION
11/10/2013 6:32:00 AM
Nice report, has been almost 40 yrs since I fished there,...enjoy reading the reports,...one of these days,...
romanfishing
11/11/2013 10:50:00 AM
Nice report. God Bless!
fishinChristian
11/13/2013 9:21:00 AM
N E 1: It had been about 30 years for me. It wasn't as good as my memories of it back then (smaller average) but the numbers were great on ultralight. It's not a long hike in.
Roman: Lord bless you, too.
jbball50
11/15/2013 2:02:00 PM
Oh okay, I think I remember in another report you said you fished off that road too earlier in the year. I need to venture off that road and try fishing back in those dunes. I've only drove back there once just to check it out and didn't hike in and fish it since it was 100 out and I already hiked back in through the spillway area that day.
fishinChristian
11/15/2013 5:24:00 PM
Yeah, jbball50, I fished the west side of that road last year, but the conditions were very different. I checked it out on the way in, but nary a nibble.
The Jigmiester
11/16/2013 12:45:00 AM
Sorry I missed that trip Joe! Stomach flu anyway!
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