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Kaytar
Posted: Sep 02, 2020 - 07:01 am


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Any one know of..if they even exist of maps for the lower French , Wolseley Bay Area? Going to try for a few days for musky a few maps to look over wouldn’t hurt lol

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Goshawk
Posted: Sep 02, 2020 - 07:54 am


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The 3 times that I've been to that area, I've used the Navionics Chartviewer as a starting point. You can't set up waypoints like on your boat's sonar, but it works very well for scoping out locations for depth, rocks, weeds, points and drop-offs.
https://webapp.navionics.com/#boating@10&key=ihdyGdrvhN

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Neil
Posted: Sep 02, 2020 - 11:59 am


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This is the upper French River but checking the main site I do not see a map for the lower French specifically the Wolseley Bay area.
https://www.oceangrafix.com/chart/zoom?chart=CHS6036
https://www.oceangrafix.com/search/map
Looks like Goshawk's idea is the way to go.

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Fozzy47
Posted: Sep 02, 2020 - 01:03 pm


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X2 on Navionics maps (on cell phones).
On mine I show depth charts for most of the areas mentioned, but not sure if waypoints can be used. It is the way to go since the main charts services (Lakemaster/Navionics) do not offer the lower French River mapping, at least past Dokis.
What a fantastic area to fish and explore though.

My brother and I are going camping in the French River PP, launching from Wolseley bay at the end of the month. Last time on the French River, I was lucky to land a 54" female Muskie. (with a successful live release) Who knows, might catch her again....lol.
Hopefully by months end the water temps have dropped a good 20C+ degrees so the Walleye tie will put on the feed bag.

Good Luck on you on your trip.

Cheers,



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Kaytar
Posted: Sep 02, 2020 - 06:07 pm


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OK thanks for the help guys..I'll be there the same time..looking for the 54 incher for sure..hopefully I'll finally get my 1st French river fish.good luck out there

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pumpkinseed55
Posted: Sep 08, 2020 - 09:37 am


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since your launching at wolseley bay, stop in at wolseley lodge and buy a map off of Harold.

Have him point out the Twins. Which is really the only major shoal that is in the middle of a channel that I have come across. Respect all shore lines and islands and youll be fine.

Ask him to show the common routes as well.

Map is 25$ and its waterproof.

Well worth the money for me as I mark everything on this map weeds, shoals and of course my honey holes

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Kaytar
Posted: Sep 08, 2020 - 01:42 pm


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great idea!!!!

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