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Ice Is Out Now

Written By: Dan Bacher,
March 6, 2014

Frenchman Lake is free of ice and both boat ramps are accessible, reported Richard Wiggin of Wiggin’s Trading Post.

“Bob Parry , a regular fisherman at the lake, has opened a guide service called Hooked on Fishing here in Chilcoot,” said...

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Anglers Pull Rainbows From Open Water

Written By: Dan Bacher,
February 27, 2014

The water is opening up fast at Frenchman Lake. There is open water at Ship’s Cove to the left of the dam and lots of open water at Big Cove, reported Shirley Wiggin at Wiggin’s Trading Post.

“The ice at the dam is breaking up fast and...

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Anglers Pull Rainbows From Open Water

Written By: Dan Bacher,
February 9, 2014

Frenchman Lake is iced over except in a couple of spots. The only fishable open water is at Ship’s Cove across from the dam, but you will have to hike a ways to get to it.

“Cornelio Quintana from Loyalton limited out on rainbow trout...

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Ice Is Out Now

Written By: Dan Bacher,

Frenchman Lake is free of ice and both boat ramps are accessible, reported Richard Wiggin of Wiggin’s Trading Post.

“Bob Parry , a regular fisherman at the lake, has opened a guide service called Hooked on Fishing here in Chilcoot,” said Wiggin. “He has had lots of...

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Anglers Pull Rainbows From Open Water

Written By: Dan Bacher,

The water is opening up fast at Frenchman Lake. There is open water at Ship’s Cove to the left of the dam and lots of open water at Big Cove, reported Shirley Wiggin at Wiggin’s Trading Post.

“The ice at the dam is breaking up fast and there should be fishable open...

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Anglers Pull Rainbows From Open Water

Written By: Dan Bacher,

Frenchman Lake is iced over except in a couple of spots. The only fishable open water is at Ship’s Cove across from the dam, but you will have to hike a ways to get to it.

“Cornelio Quintana from Loyalton limited out on rainbow trout there yesterday using...

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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
Low Water, Big Opportunities Low Water, Big Opportunities

Written By: Cal Kellogg

It’s raining hard today, so I feel a little strange sitting here at my keyboard writing an article about low water fishing opportunities....

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Your Guide To Grubbing Your Guide To Grubbing

Written By: FishSniffer Staff

Have you noticed that often the best looking, sexiest baits aren’t the best fish producers? I’ve seen it time and time again, when a...

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Trout And Salmon Trolling With Natural Baits: Part Two Trout And Salmon Trolling With Natural Baits: Part Two

Written By: Cal Kellogg

We kicked off this discussion of natural bait trolling in the last issue of the Fish Sniffer. Here’s the conclusion-Cal Kellogg.

Over the...

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Weather Report for Frenchman Lake

Todays date: Thursday April 17, 2014

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