Francis Lake is a small float tube lake loacated in Harrison Mills. The lake is stocked yearly with lots of Rainbow trout in the 30cm range. Shore fishing is available on a make shift log dock at the access point to the lake and there
is actually quite a bit of action in this area. The lake is surrounded by debris so its a good idea to work around the fallen trees during spring and fall as the fish like to hide under cover. There are also large insect hatches here. There is a
large dragonfly hatch so anything to immitate these on a dry fly or nymph are bound to bring you success when fly-fishing. There are two deep pockets in the lake on the north side and on the south west side so try working these areas in the summer when
the lake warms up.
How to get there
To get here follow the Weaver Lake directions except when you make your last
left turn to Weaver Lake Recreation Site, make a right instead. From here it gets complicated and it is recomended you have a 4wd vehicle especially in spring when it's wet and you need clearance to make it through the dips in the road. Follow this logging
road and continue on it staying to your right on roads that look well used. After a while you will come up to a fork and a small post saying Francis Lake. Make a right here up a long hill then make your second right and continue down this until you come up
to Francis Lake Recreation Site. Stay left and you will make your way down the lake.