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French Lake Information

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I have a guide trip on French this Sunday. If someone could update me on the status of the public access that would be great. Also, coming from Le Sueur, I'm wondering if there are multiple routes to the landing. Thanks for your help.

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Team Otter there is only one way to get to the public acess on french, and that is from the east side of the lake. Also

the public acess is very shallow hard to launch a large boat.

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I can get my pig of a deep- v in and out no issues. I do have a roller trailer.

From LeSueur, take Hwy 112 to 99 to 21 to Roberds lake blvd (cty rd 11)and take a right.

Take an immediate right on to 165th.

Take your next left, Echo Ave. If you get to the Kelly Lake access, you didn't turn.

Follow to the Hoys resort sign.

Take a right at that street.

When you get to the stop sign, go left.

Access is around the curve and down the steep hill.

I will also be out there on Sunday. I'll look for you.

PS! Watch for rocks on the west end of the lake! smile.gif

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They also dredged it out about a month ago, plus the lake went up bout 6-10". O.T. what are you going to be guiding for, walleyes I'm asuming.

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Kid - you going to be out there Saturday/Sunday?

You by Hoys? or the Tripps?

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I wont frown.gif Goose hunting 2moro am. Then at 1 leaving til monday to Pine City.

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Pine city - Cross lake? I have family up there. Good fishing lake wink.gif

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Happy Birthday also smile.gif

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Thanx. I'm not sure what lake though. All that I know is that we are staying at some campground on a lake, not sure what to expect.

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Bring your musky rod. Head over to the snake river entrance to Cross lake. Its right in town. There is a fishing pier. Guys pulling 45"+ out of there all the time..also large sturgeon.

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Get a map! You'll need it.

That area of Rice Co. is hilly and has the goofiest roads. Once upon a time you could drive around French lake.

Oh. do not turn to French lake at Sheelsville, it goes to the north end of the lake only! I'll have to check out how far you have to go from that turn off to get to the landing some day. My guess is 4 miles.

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Thanks for the directions. I just wasn't sure if there was more than one way to skin the cat.

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Yup, 'eyes.

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How'd you end up doing TO? After we saw you, I pulled the boat and came back over to Kelly/Dudley. My Son was hungry :/

We did pretty good on KD, going back out for the evening bite.

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bunt2k, was that you putting in at kelly dudley with a blue tyee, if so that was me pulling my boat out when you were parking your truck. gilby.

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The bite was really "hit and miss" until the afternoon and then we started to get a pattern going. Despite a lot of activity between mid-lake structure, I couldn't get any fish going open-water trolling. We ended up finding some tight pockets of fish along stretches of gravel that were moss-laden along the bottom in 4' of water. Pitching jigs and plastic and #5 shallow Shad Raps took all the fish.

I must say, of all the lakes I've fished in this area, the recreational traffic on French was about as horrible as it can get. At times, it was pathetic. I was relieved to see the Rice County Sheriff show up mid-afternoon and he was busy.

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-gilby no - Im in the Alumacraft Trophy - Black.

- TO - yes, that lake gets silly once noon hits. I will only fish it early am like today, or late evening. Sitting nice and quite on KD, I could hear all the jet skis over there.

On a side note. I was fishing big ole suckers today under the famous red and whites, and did quite well. Pulled in 2, 32 inchers, had 1 larger, but she got off before I could get the wife to net it. A few smaller hammer handles.

Bass where large and jumping until some (Contact Us Please) decided to wake board around us...ahh labor day weekend, what can you expect I guess. wink.gif

Back at it tomorrow on KD. I left the boat in the water. If anyones out here tomorrow, stop by and say hi.

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East Jefferson was the same yesterday. The good news is, in two week most of the baots will be gone!

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bunt, it was lake pokegomma, or sumthn like that. After honker hunting, we got there at like 4ish, didnt fish much, nothing to write home about, got back home yesterday around 3:30. Went hunting again 2day, wasnt good. Otter, sounds like typical wknd after noon at french lake. Suprised to hear 5' though. Good 2 know come early fall.

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Amen to that MD.

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FLK,

Were you in Grand Rapids?

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My in laws got a house on the north side of pokegema (pine city one)...fished it a couple times and never caught nothing either.

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in two weeks there will be a tournament there

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Yes, there will a bass contest on the Jefferson chain on the 15th. There will also be one the same day on Tetonka.

How do I fish them both? grin.gif

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Two subs hmmm.... it will be interesting to see how that turns out! i'm sure you'll fair just fine on both ends

good luck!! Oops!! Theres that luck word again...I haven't decided if i'm fishing jefferson yet or not.

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