NWS Scribe Finds Potholes Walleye

About the same time that tens of thousands of Washington moms and dads were serving up stocker trout breakfasts yesterday, Northwest Sportsman writer Leroy Ledeboer and crew were out cleaning up on walleye.

Ledeboer, of Moses Lake, was “guiding” his old friend Dan Whitmus as well as Paul Ness of Southern Idaho on Potholes Reservoir’s Lind Coulee Arm. They used silver Smile Blade-worm combos for nine walleye.

PAUL NESS AND HIS "GUIDE" AND NORTHWEST SPORTSMAN WRITER LEROY LEDEBOER WITH A MESS OF POTHOLES WALLEYE. (LEROY LEDEBOER)

Ledeboer says the fish ranged from 15 to 19 inches and that Ness, who regulates in Central Idaho for steelhead but hadn’t done much of any walleye angling, did most of the damage.

Ledeboer also kept a sizable hen smallmouth that sucked in a bait too far while they had stopped the boat to fight one of the walleye.

With this weekend’s Rod Meseberg Spring Walleye Classic, the fishing’s turned on at just the right time, Ledeboer notes. Something like 30 boats were in the arm yesterday.

He was back out today and was “plagued” with small walleye though watched another boat do pretty well.

For updates or more information, call Mar Don Resort (800-416-2736), on Potholes’ southwest corner.

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