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Fishing the French River


Greg4242

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I am heading to the French River in early June 2023 with my 13 year old son. We are on a mission to catch some fish. All catch and release except for the odd Walleye. Just wondering if anyone can share with me some fishing spots? We are staying at Bears Den Lodge for 3 days so we want to take all the advantages we can out on the water / Thanks

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2 minutes ago, Greg4242 said:

I am heading to the French River in early June 2023 with my 13 year old son. We are on a mission to catch some fish. All catch and release except for the odd Walleye. Just wondering if anyone can share with me some fishing spots? We are staying at Bears Den Lodge for 3 days so we want to take all the advantages we can out on the water / Thanks

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That part of the French is a maze of islands. Find the current areas in the deeper channels/neck downs and you'll usually find Walleye. Bottom bouncing jigs tipped with minnows at dawn and dusk is your best bet.

The rocks in the lower French have a habit of jumping up at you...be vigilant.

That advice applies regardless of what year it is...

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The lower French can be a tough fish. Used to go every May, stayed at Atwood Island Lodge, has been sold since and some years almost got skunked. It can take a while to find fish. Dusk and early morning ended up being the best for walleye, strangely, a few hundred yards from the lodge. During the day got into a Muskie or two, nothing big. Watch yourselves, easy to get lost without a GPS and even easier to find a rock or two. Don't even think about trying to go down the rapids.

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