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2014 has started out as a great year for ice fishing at Frenchman Lake. Most fishermen are fishing at the dam with worms or jigs.
“The ice is about 8 inches thick at the dam and around 10 inches at Lunker Point,” said Richard Wiggins at Wiggin’s Trading Post. “The north end of the lake is totally frozen over.”
Shawn St. Jacques caught his limit at the dam with worms and PowerBait. Young Xavier Lagunas was also fishing at the dam and caught 4 rainbows – 1-½ pounds each with worms.
The annual Ice Fishing Tournament will take place at Lake Davis on February 1, according to Jeanne Graham at the J &J Grizzly Store and Camping Resort in Portola.
Anglers will check in at the store from 7 to 9 am and fishing starts at: 8:00 am. Weigh-in ends at 3:00 pm.
A total of two fish per person can be weighed in. Combined length and weight of each fish determine placement. The entry fee is $ 20. For more information, contact (530) 832-0270.
A couple of ice fishermen reported about 6" of really clear ice at the dam. “One of the fishermen caught his limit and the others in the group did not do quite as good,” noted Graham.
“Remember, the ice on the lake is not officially monitored and you go on the ice at your own risk,” she emphasized.
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