Fishout: Frenchman's Lake
Time & Location
About The Event
Frenchmans Lake's altitude is 5600 feet, Average depth is 35 feet, deepest spot is 100 feet.
Area of lake is 2.5 square miles, with numerous coves. Primary species is Eagle Lake rainbows.
Directions: Either drive up to Reno, then north on Hwy 395, then West on Hwy 70 to Chilcoot, or go via Truckee, North on 89N to Hwy 70, then East to Chilcoot. Follow signs from Chilcoot north into Frenchmans.
Meeting Location / Time: Frenchmans Lunker Point, launch area @ 9:30 - 10;00 am.
This fishout is designed as an exploratory day trip, although you may choose to stay overnight in Portola or Reno.
Strategy: Stillwater, Nymphing / and Midge Indicator Fishing...
Rods: 4wt & 5wt
Line: Floating, intermediate and sinking
Leaders: 10 ft 3X, 4X
Tippets: 4X, 5X
Flies: Sheeps Creek Special, Leach Patterns, Wiggles tails, Seal Buggers, AP Emergers, Calibates, Black Sally, Red Copper Johns, Chironomids, Blood Midges...etc...
Gear: Float Tube, Pontoon Boat, Anchors, Warm clothes...Big Nets