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Potholes Fishing Reports

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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By: ara263
Posted: 4/25/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/24/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Day 2 Report - Potholes Res. Today (yesterday now) was much like the day before. 6 Walleye in the boat and Momma lost 4 at the boat (still trying to get her to set the hook a little better). Wind wasn...
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By: ara263
Posted: 4/25/2019
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/25/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Day 3 Report #1 - this is more of a 'life report' than it is a fishing report but gonna try it anyway and see if it's accepted. So, we went Bass fishing out in the dunes today. After fishing half the ...
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By: ara263
Posted: 4/25/2019
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/25/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Day 3 Report #2 - Potholes - Took my Lady Bass fishing today out in the dunes. Beautiful day with little wind, temps in the mid 70's and water temps in the dunes in the low to mid 60's. Dian has never...
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By: ara263
Posted: 4/24/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/23/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Arrived on Monday for our annual 2 week fishing excursion to Potholes Reservoir. We were greeted with warmer weather, and no rain in the forecast. Got out on the lake later than normal (10 am) with ha...
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Posted: 10/16/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/12/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Well we hit potholes at 9 launching at the state park, the water is very low so be careful. We headed to the crab creek area to try our luck. We threw out flicker shads, slow death hook, homemade spin...
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By: CCTMark
Posted: 10/16/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/14/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Headed over to Potholes on Sunday with my buddy Jay. He launched me at 0730 and we motored over to the humps by the dunes. We found a couple that topped out at 12 FOW and threw blade baits and jigs. W...
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By: MSLJDE6
Posted: 10/15/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/10/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Fished October 10-13 at Potholes. Trolled slow death rigs out at the humps all of the days and between 3 of us caught about 10 walleye each day as well as a few nice sized perch, bluegill, largemou...
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By: MLCC
Posted: 10/5/2018
Species: Crappie
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/1/2018
Hot Spots: 0
it's been a struggle finding active biting fish. marking lots on the fish finder but there not active. cast and slow retrieve jigs in about 14 fow.
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Posted: 9/25/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/21/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Pothole Reservoir September 18 -22 2018. We got to go fishing at Potholes this year at a reasonably good time. It may be the only trip I get this year. I, Susan and Phil (Deckhand) Dickson headed...
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By: tvh1882
Posted: 7/5/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/2/2018
Hot Spots: 0
We fished Potholes 8/2-8/3 targeting the elusive walleye. Sunday afternoon was a complete bust fishing the Crab Creek area. No fish for 5 hours with 3 lines in the water. Monday morning we decided to ...
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Posted: 6/28/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/28/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Our walleye bite on potholes has been ok to unbelievable depending on the day for the last 2 weeks. If the breeze stops the trout have kept us entertained with lots of them 3-5lbs. The key to qualit...
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Posted: 6/8/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/4/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Went camping at Potholes Monday-Friday. Got there Monday late afternoon and setup camp. Had lunch, then went out onto the water for a couple of hours to see what would bite. It's pretty breezy ...
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Posted: 6/4/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/2/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Well we intended on getting some walleye but they weren't cooperating, so we switched to trying for those trout I kept hearing about. Found them. We were trolling along Medicare Beach in 40-110' of wa...
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Posted: 6/3/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/2/2018
Hot Spots: 0
It's always great to get out even though there was two tournaments going on and a lot of boat noise. Can't be to stealthy when everybody's ripping around. But everybody is entitled to have fun! Anyway...
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By: Yakivegas
Posted: 6/1/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/27/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Was kinda slow walleye fishing so I opted to troll medicare beach for some rainbow action. I ran 4 colors leadcore on one rod out the back, and the other 20 ft down the wire with a 70 ft setback both ...
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