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By: eschang1
Posted: 10/21/2020
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/18/2020
Hot Spots: 0
I am completely new to walleye fishing and fairly new to fishing in general. I wanted to try walleye, so we visited Potholes state park for a camping trip. We are equipped with an inflatable raft fi...
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Posted: 9/3/2020
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/3/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Another fine day on Potholes. We trolled up 20+ eyes and kept 15 (apparently we can't count). We also caught some more stud bluegills, a few bullheads and a few nice largemouth. My buddy hooked one ab...
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Posted: 9/1/2020
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/28/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Potholes is always interesting as you never know what you are going to catch. My buddy and I were targeting walleyes and started off early casting jigs on humps; that didn't pan out so off to trolling...
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By: mgrahamjo
Posted: 8/9/2020
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/8/2020
Hot Spots: 0
My buddy is a bass boy and I'm a trout nut, so we've been introducing each other to new species and techniques this summer. On this particular trip, things got off to a bad start. Long story short, we...
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By: tooboocoo
Posted: 6/16/2020
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/16/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Took what was supposed to be a three day trip to Potholes but it turned out to be a day trip. Water was down a bunch....about 4 feet from full pool. I arrived in the middle of a cold front and it r...
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Posted: 6/8/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/6/2020
Hot Spots: 4
Spent a much needed weekend away over at potholes state park and got some quality fishing time in with my dad and a couple close friends who were able to participate with the free fishing weekend. Fis...
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By: ara263
Posted: 6/4/2020
Species: Walleye
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/27/2020
Hot Spots: 0
We stayed at MarDon and fished Potholes for a week from 5/27/20 to 6/03/20. Fishing was tough to say the least. It's bad enough right now that some guides are cancelling trips. We averaged about 4 Wal...
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By: Bigmike
Posted: 5/24/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/23/2020
Hot Spots: 0
I decided to give potholes another try after my great trip I had several days ago. I brilliantly deduced that since the state park was shut off for camping and with all the other wonderful restrictio...
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By: Bigmike
Posted: 5/19/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/19/2020
Hot Spots: 0
My buddy and I decided to wet the lines and ourselves today. Hit the state ramp at 8:30 a.m. and it was spitting rain. By 11 a.m. it turned nice. Fished till 4 pm in front of launch and Medicare beac...
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By: lohans4
Posted: 11/7/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 1
Fished: 11/7/2019
Hot Spots: 0
After a a day of despair at Rufus, we decided to try Banks on the way home for walleye. I guess the jinx followed us there. One small perch & that was it. We talked to one other boat & they said the s...
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By: davedavey
Posted: 11/3/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/2/2019
Hot Spots: 0
We were fishing a little area close to the Potholes. I caught my limit and my friends ended up with 6 Total trout. Made a little video of it. But not sure how to post a video on reports. So will put ...
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Posted: 10/16/2019
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/11/2019
Hot Spots: 0
4 day trip to seep lakes and Lind coolie area with my 10 yr old boy. He was a champ. Fished tons getting up early tent sleeping in below freezing temps with no complaints. We cought fish but hight l...
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Posted: 10/15/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/12/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My buddy Jay and I had another good day of catching on Potholes. We launched at first light out of the state park, the cleaning station is closed, and headed to some of our favorite humps. We noticed ...
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Posted: 10/8/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/5/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Headed out solo to Potholes on Saturday morning, all my buddies bailed on me or were doing something called hunting. Anyway, launched out of the state park at 0730 and headed over to fish some of the ...
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Posted: 9/24/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Headed over to Potholes on Saturday morning to check out the walleye fishing. We launched out of the state park and motored over to fish some humps out in front of the dunes. The wind was blowing pret...
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By: fishindoc
Posted: 9/12/2019
Species: Crappie
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/12/2019
Hot Spots: 0
The usual suspects returned to Crab Creek, the scene of their most recent crime. We were greeted by Chuck the Duck who followed our boat for nearly 30 minutes, rarely getting 5 feet away. Only when he...
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By: fishindoc
Posted: 9/9/2019
Species: Crappie
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/9/2019
Hot Spots: 0
After several miserable August outings it was finally nice getting back into catching mode. We decided to target crappie at Potholes after hearing about recent success by friends. Al and I had not fis...
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Posted: 8/1/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Giving this report a 4. Could have been a 5 based on vastly exceeding expectations. Blazing hot, nobody fishing and the reports I heard were discouraging. Picked up a couple of Walleye, one around 5...
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Posted: 7/2/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/30/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Spent the weekend over at potholes state park. Took us a few trips out to figure out where the fish were but eventually narrowed it down to 20-30 feet on the wire in 40-60 ft of water. Caught and rele...
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Posted: 6/30/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/28/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I went to the potholes with my daughters boyfriend and his 4 year old son. First time the little guy went fishing! He didn’t complain much. I had to take him swimming and for fast boat rides between f...
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Posted: 5/21/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/19/2019
Hot Spots: 0
What a fun day fishing the Potholes! I joined NWFR Rob Holman and his friend Rob, and set off with Shelby Ross of Ross Outdoor Adventures. We spent the day fishing for walleye and it was a blast! ...
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By: Mig
Posted: 5/20/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/18/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Fished all over the res. Pulled slow death with green smile blades. Picked up 3 fish in 14' of water
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Posted: 5/4/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/3/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Had a great time staying at Mardon Resort! 2+ days of great walleye fishing and catching. Caught everything from 15 to 22 inch walleye consistently using bright colored "Wally pops". Depth varied but ...
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By: ara263
Posted: 5/1/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Day 7 Fishing Report - Potholes Res - Today was another tough day not like it was a couple days ago and last week. Don't know if the big wind Saturday or yesterdays cold front put the fish off but nev...
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By: ara263
Posted: 4/30/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/30/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Day 6 Fishing - Potholes - Sunny, Temp mid 60's, Water temp 53, Mild to moderate winds. Fishing was SLOW today. Took us most of the day to figure out what would work. We were marking a few fish in the...
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