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Monday, November 9, 2020
By Dave Graybill
I was really looking forward to a trip to Potholes to try for walleye on Saturday. I would be joining my long-time fishing friends Brian Neilson and James Lebow. Brian was hesitant to have me come all the way down there, as the forecast was for high winds. I wasn’t going to miss a chance to fish Potholes with these guys, though and we shoved off from the launch at Mar Don Resort. James had his batteries charged and had been on the reservoir just a couple of days before, so he knew where to look for fish. We spent most of our time in 25 to 30 feet of water northeast of the State Park, and although occasionally marked some walleye, we were only able to put one 18-inch walleye in the live well. Brian had an idea for what he called Plan B, and we ran across the reservoir to a bay just below the mouth of Lind Coulee. This was a good move. All of us got good worm-stealing strikes but didn’t hook up. Then Brian landed a 16-inch walleye, and we were excited about getting more fish. Then Brian noticed the ominous cloud bank headed our way. It looked ugly. His wife called to tell him the wind was blowing hard at home. We knew we had better get off the water. As good as this spot was it wasn’t worth taking a beating getting back to the launch, so we called it a day.
I got this 18-inch walleye fishing with Brian Neilson and James Lebow last Saturday on Potholes Reservoir.