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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries researcher Patrick Schmalz (back to camera) and DNR Duluth area fisheries specialist Nick Peterson lift a net full of Kamloops rainbow trout at the mouth of the French River on Monday morning. (Sam Cook /

Rainbow run riddle: Where are the trout?

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FRENCH RIVER — Ray Sickler of Knife River stood thigh-deep in Lake Superior at the mouth of the French River on Monday morning tossing a bobber-rig for Kamloops rainbow trout. The big rainbows should have been around, gathering offshore and migrating up the stream to spawn.


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