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mrbluegill

French Lake

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Any one have any information on French lake by annandale?

What species is it known for?

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I think its a pretty good bass lake as well as panfish. The DNR stocks walleyes in there but I don't know how people do. Plenty of northerns to go around.

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French is a good walleye,northern and Crappie lake. Fishing the east shoreline has been the best for me. Be careful if you plan on landing a boat this time of year. The dock is out and the landing has a lot of rocks on the shore.

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French is mainly fished for panfish, especially crappies and walleyes. Three years ago we caught some very nice northerns but haven't caught any nice ones recently. Hasn't been a numbers lake for bass and not a lot of size either. Landing was very shallow all year.

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Great crappie lake. I saw the first portable fish house out today... Brave soul he was.

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Any one been fishing this lake?How are the ice conditions?

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