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Monday, February 4, 2019
 
By Dave Graybill
 
The main body of water on Potholes Reservoir didn’t freeze this winter and anglers have been out looking for big walleye throughout the colder season. Just recently there have been some nice ones taken. Fish to 10 pounds have been landed both from the dock and by boaters. One of the big fish came on a swim bait off the dock at Mar Don Resort. Boating anglers are having success with blade baits, which are the most popular method for walleye fishers in the late fall through early spring on Potholes. On my next trip to Potholes I will look for about 30 feet of water below where Crab Creek enters the reservoir. I will look around for a concentration of fish and start casting blade baits. It will take some searching I am sure, but when a fish is hooked, I will work the area with lots of casts. If you are dedicated to trolling with bottom bouncers and spinners, I won’t talk you out of it. Slow, slow, slow would be advised this time of year with cold water temperatures. Casting large jigs, baited with nightcrawler, would be another method of hooking big walleye during the cold water months.