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Friday, February 17, 2023
By Dave Graybill
I was in Moses Lake earlier this week and the temperature was 50 degrees. On my way home I saw flight after flight of geese passing over. I ran over to Potholes in the area of Lind Coulee and Medicare Beach, and although the ice covered the water it is shrinking away from the shore and I saw a pressure facture that ran as far as I could see. It won’t be long until the warm weather and some wind clears the ice off. Spring fishing isn’t here yet, but spring fever is rampant. Last fall the walleye fishing was very good on Potholes, and I have my fingers crossed for good fishing this spring. According to the net surveys conducted by the Department of Fish and Wildlife the highest percentage of walleye should fall in the 12- to 20-inch class and the next highest percentage could be 20 inches and larger. If I remember correctly, last fall my buddy Brian Neilson and limited with walleye that averaged 15 to 16 inches. Something that is often overlooked is the terrific trout fishing on Potholes. Anglers who target trout, either from the shore or trolling, can expect to catch trout averaging 3 pounds.