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gills on french?

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any luck for gills on french by anyone? depth? also,if anyone knows,is the water clear? we were up one year and the water was gin clear,can't remember what month it was,or how long the clarity lasts before it gets green-slimy. any help here greatly appreciated. thanks!

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I haven't been on French for the last couple of years 'cause it's so busy with the pressure on muskies, I guess some people choose to come south than north, but I don't think you have to worry about green & slimey until about July when things heat up. That may be pushed ahead with this cooler weather, though. L2f

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thanks,you know,i can't figure out why nobody really talks about that lake on this forum. everytime we go there,it seems that we always get a few musky over 36" and tons of sunnies.also bass and a few eyes. why is that? are there other lakes in the area that blow it away? i see alot of talk about tetonka,madison etc. are these lakes alot better? or just better for eyes? thanks.

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You must be fishing it right when you go if you can get a few muskies over 36" when you go. I've been fishing it many times for many years & I've gotten some quality fish, but not with any regularity except for sunfish. I've gotten some muskies but only in the fall & had to put in some time to do it, got a few walleyes but no quality fish limits. Bass are the same, few here & there but can't say I've ever done really well. I usually go to French a few times a year but there are alot of good lakes around including the ones you mentioned.I try to hit alot of lakes & not really locking into 1 or 2 What ever you're doing, keep it up!! L2f

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