Stott’s Fishing Adventures is a “unique” Pacific Northwest Sport Fishing outfitter.
3314 Meadowlark Drive
Lewiston Idaho 83501
(208) 503-3878

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Potholes Reservoir Fishing Trips

Potholes Reservoir is located about 7 miles south of Moses Lake and offers a variety of warm-water species fishing. The 28,000-acre lake in Central Washington stays open year-around and is home to Walleye fishing, Bass fishing, Perch, Crappie, and Bluegill. Potholes sits at an elevation of 1,043 ft above sea level and will occasionally freeze over, providing some great ice fishing opportunities for walleye and perch. April through November are typically the best fishing months and every year that can change. Our guide service has 2 knowledgeable fishing guides that work the Potholes Reservoir and know where the best fishing is.

There is lots of shallow water that hold feeding walleye that is accessible from our jet boats. The lake has some deep-water pockets with humps, rocky points and underwater structure that make perfect hide outs for resting walleye.

A Family Fishing Adventure

There are nearby boat ramps, camping, lodging, and convenience stores that provide most everything you need. MarDon Resort also has cabin rentals, tackle store, and private Resort that can take care family outings. There’s a state park and several public access areas provide all the amenities for this large Washington Reservoir.

Potholes makes for a great family fishing vacation in one of Washington’s best kept secrets. Feel free to call our office with any questions about our Potholes fishing.

Looking to Fish

Year Around

Potholes Reservoir Walleye Fishing

Most of our fishing done on the Potholes Reservoir is chasing walleye and the lake has some of the best walleye fishing in the Region. There is no shortage of feed on Potholes with lots of excellent staging areas for spawning walleye. Best walleye fishing is where you find perch and other bait fish. There are drop offs and underwater humps, gravel points, ledges that create awesome holding water for schooling fish. The fishing on the Reservoir changes though-out the course of the year and our guides work it accordingly.

Fishing Techniques

We’ll target as many of our spots that we have marked on the fish finder over the course of the day until we find a large population of fish. There are many times we’ll jig fish up in 30-40 foot of water and other times we catch them in 7-10 foot, pulling cranks or casting blade baits. Some of the more productive areas we fish are the rock shelves around Goose Island, mouth of Crab Creek and the North shoreline of Linn Coulee. Road and Creek Beds sit between the face of the dunes that make for some great blade bait fishing.

Boards and Cranks are very popular when targeting suspended fish. Our guides are very proactive when it comes to changing techniques and staying in tune with what the walleye want. This is a special fishery that if you like catching lots of walleye with a mix of pan fish and bass, you are in for a treat.

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Clearwater River
*Steelhead *Salmon

The Clearwater River, Lewiston Idaho is one of the top steelhead and salmon rivers in the Pacific Northwest. This is our “Signature” fishery and where we make our home!

Clearwater River
Columbia River
*Salmon *Steelhead *Sturgeon *Bass *Walleye

The Columbia River is one of the greatest sport fishing rivers in the world that hosts salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, bass and walleye. We fish year around on the Columbia and provide lots of options to our fishing guests.

Columbia River
Snake River
*Steelhead *Salmon *Sturgeon *Bass

There is not, many places in the world you can catch steelhead, salmon, sturgeon, bass while viewing big horn sheep, elk, deer, turkey’s, eagles, and other wildlife that roam the hill sides of the beautiful

Snake River
Grande Ronde River
*Steelhead *Bass

The Grande Ronde River flows through a 3,000 ft deep canyon lined with basalt and Indian blanket hillsides. This moderate-gradient freestone river supports abundant wildlife and large population of steelhead and smallmouth bass.

Grande Ronde River
Buoy 10 Astoria
*Chinook Salmon *Coho Salmon

Astoria Oregon is one of the great fishing towns in the world. Great coastal weather and cool local vibe is as special as the world class fishing.

Buoy 10 Astoria
Hanford Reach
*Chinook Salmon *King Salmon *Walleye

The Vernita/Hanford Reach area is a spectacular fishery that has the longest free flowing stretch of water between dams. The 50-mile stretch has crystal clear water, creating perfect spawning grounds for hundreds of thousands of fall chinook salmon.

Hanford Reach
Drano Lake / Wind River
Spring Chinook Salmon

The Drano Lake and Wind River salmon fishery is super special. This section of the Columbia River backs up to the Little White Salmon fish hatchery where 100’s of thousands of salmon return every spring. These fish are considered some of the best eating salmon in the world

Drano Lake / Wind River
Moses Lake
*Walleye *Crappie *Perch *Bluegill *Bass

Moses Lake focuses mainly on walleye, but we can’t help but to catch bass, perch, and crappie while targeting walleye. Prime fishing on Moses Lake is in the spring through the month of June.

Moses Lake
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    Looking to Fish
    Pan Fish

    Year Around

    Pan Fishing

    While fishing for walleye on Potholes, expect to catch other warm water species. The lake is full of Crappie, Perch, Bluegill, Large & Smallmouth bass that creates some bonus fishing with our walleye trips. The Potholes is a great destination fishery for families wanting to catch lots of fish. Our trips guarantee at least 8 hours of fishing, beverages, Hot BBQ lunch and coffee upon request. We’ll clean and prep your catch for your return back home!

    Our fishing guide service is committed to providing the best fishing experience on Potholes Reservoir and that commitment starts at the time of booking. We’ll be happy to help with lodging arrangements and restaurant suggestions for the Moses Lake and MarDon Resort areas.