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Shore Anglers Nail Hefty Rainbows

Written By: Dan Bacher,
November 16, 2014

(Chilcoot) Fishing pressure is light at Frenchman Lake, but the anglers getting out are hooking some beautiful holdover rainbows.

“One local angler, Mitch, has been regularly catching rainbows in the 2 to 3 lb range while using...

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Big, Bold Rainbows Excite Anglers

Written By: Dan Bacher,
November 2, 2014

(Chilcoot) Temperatures have cooled off and the rainbow trout fishing is hot at Frenchman Lake.

Briana Nickelson from Reno caught a quality rainbow while using an inflated nightcrawler south of the dam. Her catch weighed 3.27 lbs and was...

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Misty Mecca Wins Trout Derby

Written By: Dan Bacher,
September 19, 2014

(Portola) Misty Mecca won first place in the Lake Davis Labor Day Weekend Derby with a 19 inch rainbow weighing 2 pounds, 14.8 ounces. She won a trophy, $100 cash and next year’s entry fee.

Jeff Mecca, her husband, swept second place with...

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Shore Anglers Nail Hefty Rainbows

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Chilcoot) Fishing pressure is light at Frenchman Lake, but the anglers getting out are hooking some beautiful holdover rainbows.

“One local angler, Mitch, has been regularly catching rainbows in the 2 to 3 lb range while using nightcrawlers off the dam,” said Shirley...

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Big, Bold Rainbows Excite Anglers

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Chilcoot) Temperatures have cooled off and the rainbow trout fishing is hot at Frenchman Lake.

Briana Nickelson from Reno caught a quality rainbow while using an inflated nightcrawler south of the dam. Her catch weighed 3.27 lbs and was 20 inches long, reported...

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Misty Mecca Wins Trout Derby

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Portola) Misty Mecca won first place in the Lake Davis Labor Day Weekend Derby with a 19 inch rainbow weighing 2 pounds, 14.8 ounces. She won a trophy, $100 cash and next year’s entry fee.

Jeff Mecca, her husband, swept second place with a rainbow measuring 19 inches...

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Shore Fishermen Nail Husky Rainbows

Written By: Dan Bacher,
April 27, 2013

(Chilcoot)   Since the ice on Frenchman Lake thawed a couple of weeks ago,rainbow trout fishing has been great. Robert Spiva of Reno, NV, a longtime fisherman on Frenchman Lake, caught his limit at Snallygaster   using   nightcrawlers.   One fish was about 12 inches and the other 4 fish...

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Frenchmans Reservoir Still Puttin Out The Luv!

Written By: Forum Member: bigdewy,
August 27, 2013

Hit my favorite honeyhole one more time this morning. Started out breezy and a little hazy. I've come to be a real believer in the chop on the water really improving the effectiveness of what Water temp at 66ºF which is down 2º from last monday. Once again the bows were cooperative to...

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Frenchmans Reservoir

Written By: Forum Member: bigdewy,
August 19, 2013

I've been sidetracked for the last month or so and finally go back to fishing this morning at one of my favorite lakes. Started at about 0800 in the midst of a black midge hatch. Fish were pretty finicky until it ended around 0900. A #14 Olive Pheasant Tail was the hot ticket totalling 9...

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Tips & Tactics for Frenchman Lake
Heavy Metal For Trout And Landlocked Kings! Heavy Metal For Trout And Landlocked Kings!

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Take a look at the tackle assortment of a trout and landlocked king salmon troller and you’ll see a lot of spoons, such as Sep’s Pro...

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Salmon, Trout, Lingcod, Kokanee, Halibut And More: Are YOU Using Gulp! And PowerBait? Salmon, Trout, Lingcod, Kokanee, Halibut And More: Are YOU Using Gulp! And PowerBait?

Written By: Cal Kellogg

I’m of the opinion that in most situations well-presented natural baits will outperform artificials. Following this philosophy, when the...

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Hoochies For Trout And Salmon Hoochies For Trout And Salmon

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Hoochies are a killer offering for trout and salmon that won't break the bank. To learn more about trolling hoochies, check out this...

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Weather Report for Frenchman Lake

Todays date: Thursday November 27, 2014



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