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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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    • james_walleye
      I've got a 53" ski...41"pike and an accidental 22" smallie on V. I have caught a 31" eye but not on vermilion.  Id  like to get a 30 out of there.  
    • ANYFISH2
      Sunday was more of the same.  Morning bite was strong than waining midday.  Isaac and I managed 30 more walleye sunday morning before heading home. Our biggest for sunday 27" 8lb 4oz.  We caught 6 fish over 23" sunday, (2)23, 24  , (2)26, 27.   River is now open past Wheelers point.        
    • Wanderer
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    • BassThumb.
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    • smartguy
      White Sand had 12 inches last Monday when I fished it.  ice cracked and began shifting a few days ago.  Interesting year as ice is still tight to shoreline, but some of those cracks that developed a few days ago are up anywhere from a foot to 5 feet wide now.      I'm done. was hoping to hit N.Long one last time but not worth the risk anymore.