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Are there any panfish in Francis or is it just all small pike? Panfish worth keeping is what I should have said.

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The only time I fish that lake is very late ice when you have to make a ramp over the water to get to the good ice. I have had very good luck with nice size crappies at that time. My best luck has been right out front of the beach in about 6 ft of water with a vary small spoon and crappie head. Find a hole in the weeds and bingo. The only other problem is that the small northerns love those things also. It's been nothing but a afternoon/night bite for me but it can be really good at times. I will be out there in a month or so and when the ice is first off. Hope that helps!

LovenLifeGuy

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Thanks for the information. I live real close to the lake and I can count on one hand how many times I've fished it mainly due to it's rep as only having hammer handles in it.

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If you fish largemouth in the summer I would hit that lake a lot. I have caught many large fish from that lake. Growing up my grandparents had a cabin on the lake and i fished it a lot. It is a fun lake to fish with a lot of bass. Good luck.

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