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fish slabber    0
fish slabber

any thing biting on french lake?

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walleyematt    0
walleyematt

got 80 last weekend

crappie

lol jk tyler

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bigeyechaser92    0
bigeyechaser92

went there today and caught about 150 but we only kept 27!! had a few as big as 15+ inches. I will post some pictures when I figure out how to transfer them.

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themostextreme    0
themostextreme

hey...sorry to say i havent really fished french lake at all this season but i heard some of the bite out there has been okay but i dont know because i havent fished it. I hope you have some luck.

Be safe

~Travis~

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jigging-matt    0
jigging-matt

A buddy and I went out there on Sunday for a few hours. Bite was alright, size wasn't that great. Few good eater size crappies, with a lot of small ones mixed in. Nothing really large to speak of. Moved around some, tried shallow, but ended up fishing deep water for the best luck. Minnow heads were the ticket on that day.

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love2fish4ever    0
love2fish4ever

I've heard complaints over the years that muskies in a lake (French in particular) raises heck with the panfish population. I've never really believed that & these reports seem to comfirm the fact that it doesn't. These complaints supposedly were from people who live on the lake. Seems that there are a few other lakes that could benifit from a higher & bigger predator ratio. Any thoughts? L2f

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brian6715    1
brian6715

Yeah if you go out there tomorrow and find about 26 feet of water you will soon realize that the musky population has had no ill effect on the crappie population. It might be beneficial if they would eat some of them tiny guys so they would let the bigger ones bite!

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ice_it_06    0
ice_it_06

Agreed, I let another 25+ back today of the small ones. (plus three I couldn't save)

There is no crappie shortage on French, just a size issue.

Stumbled on three 11.5" in two minutes while getting house ready to leave lake for the season @ 3:00 pm.

Three weeks since I've seen any over 8". I suppose now that it's about over they will be everywhere \:\)

Snow today should help out for another week minimum I'd think.

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sbiebert    0
sbiebert

What town is french by? I am kinda new to this area.

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jigging-matt    0
jigging-matt

Fairbailt and shieldsville.

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gunderson21    0
gunderson21

any tips?? east end or west end??? I am going to try it tomorrow morning with the old hand auger so hopefully I will be close to them with the first holes.. thanks guys

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Morneau132    0
Morneau132

Northeast or Northwest...you'll find fish at both. Check a map and look for 26-30 feet of water. You should be able to tell where the big groups of houses were. I would go west as there was far more pressure on the east end, just my two cents cool.gif

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