Outdoors blog: Anglers getting a few Kamloops rainbows
By: Sam Cook, Duluth News Tribune
Anglers having some success on Kamloops rainbows
Fred Schneider of Two Harbors adjusted his line while fishing for Kamloops rainbow trout on Lake Superior near the French River Monday afternoon. He hadn't caught a fish Monday afternoon but had caught one and missed a few others on Sunday, he said. (Sam Cook / News Tribune)
Jim Behn of Cloquet landed this 4-pound male Kamloops rainbow while fishing near the French River on Lake Superior on Tuesday morning. (Sam Cook / News Tribune)
Anglers are catching a few Kamloops rainbow trout near the French River. Quite a few of the big rainbows were taken Sunday afternoon in about a two-hour window of opportunity, several anglers said. A few fish were taken Monday and a few more this morning near the French. Few anglers were fishing at the mouth of the Lester River, and I didn't go up as far as Bluebird Landing to check anglers there.
About 30 anglers were fishing at the French River on Monday evening and about the same number today. Anglers had best luck early Tuesday. Several coho salmon were caught in addition to the rainbows.
Meanwhile, just down the shore toward Duluth, anglers were still fishing through the ice at McQuade Small Craft Harbor on Tuesday morning. A photo of the anglers at McQuade is below:
Four fish houses sat atop the ice remaining at McQuade Small Craft Harbor Tuesday morning. (Sam Cook / News Tribune)