Frenchman Lake

Susanville, California

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Frenchman Lake is a deep human-made impoundment about an hour’s drive from Reno, 20 miles east of Lake Davis, and seven miles north of the town of Chilcoot, California. Dave Stanley at the Reno Fly Shop recommends this water if Lake Davis is off. Managed as a put-and-take fishery Frenchman receives hundreds of thousands of stockers each year. It is also subject to wind and cold weather, befitting an alpine setting of more than 5,000 feet in elevation. Types of Fish: Rainbow and brown trout. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.

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"Frenchman Lake is a deep human-made impoundment about an hour’s drive from Reno, 20 miles east of Lake Davis, and seven miles north of the town of Chilcoot, California. Dave Stanley at the Reno Fly Shop recommends this water if Lake Davis is off. Managed as a put-and-take fishery Frenchman receives hundreds of thousands of stockers each year. It is also subject to wind and cold weather, befitting an alpine setting of more than 5,000 feet in elevation. Types of Fish: Rainbow and brown trout. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping."

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Susanville
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: September to mid-July
Local Contacts: Eldorado National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Frenchman Lake

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May 2018