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Potholes Lake Report
Grant County, WA

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09/25/2014
Walleye
Morning
09/25/2014
4
1105

This is my first report on this site. I went solo without my usual fishing partner. He normally gets the back of my boat ready for launching. After some distraction at the launch I backed my boat into the water, climbed into the boat from my trailer and realized I had not taken care of my motor mount or removed my trailer straps so back into the truck and pulled the boat out. Good thing as the plug was also out. Bad things happen when one deviates from the normal routine. After properly preparing the boat another fisherman backed my truck into the water for me while I was in the boat..thanks for the help!

Finally got on the water at 9:00 AM. Trolled a Flicker Shad, perch color, and bottom bouncer with slow death/green-yellow beads/yellow blade along the face of the dunes.. First fish within 5 minutes. Fished until 3:00 PM. Boated 12 walleye with 6 between 21-25 inches, all were thick. Never once had a typical walleye bite on the slow death. Usually they just hammered it. Landed another 12 Bass, all largemouth, something that hasn't happened to me in 20 years. Largest Bass 2.5 lbs but many went aerial. A few catfish and perch and a single 13 inch Crappie filled out the day. It was 50/50 between the plug and spinner. 7-15 feet of water. Only slow time was when I trolled up into the crab creek channel, as there were several boats there, with only a couple of snags for my effort. Broke one of those golden rules, do not leave fish to find fish! My freezer is full so all those beautiful walleye were returned to grow bigger!

With the launch fiasco I left my phone in the truck so no pictures today, sorry.


Comments

Mike Carey
9/25/2014 9:03:00 PM
Welcome to the site and thanks for your first report. Slightly different method from we used but sounds even more effective. Can't believe how good it is out there this fall!
outdoorpete
9/26/2014 10:09:00 PM
Thanks for the report. Those walleyes sound like good eats so I may have to get back over there. I got a couple nice ones this spring. They are good size this year for sure. Sorry to hear your boat turned into a pool. Happens to all of us and it could have been worse eh?
duffy
9/28/2014 10:59:00 AM
I know how things out of the norm can throw a guy off but it sounds like you had a great day even with the couple of hiccups.
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