Kamloops rainbows providing moderate action at French River

Mark Mohr (right) of Maple nets a Kamloops rainbow trout on Lake Superior near the French River Wednesday morning for his fishing partner, Bryan Dunaiski of Esko. “It’s been slow,” Dunaiski said. “This is only my third fish of the year.” (Sam Cook photo)

About 20 anglers fished Lake Superior near the mouth of the French River Wednesday morning, hoping to catch a few Kamloops rainbow trout. A few anglers had success but most weren’t catching many by mid-morning. Bryan Dunaiski of Esko had caught a couple of fish by 9:30 a.m., one about a 6 1/2-pounder, the other about 5 pounds.His friend Mark Mohr of Maple had netted the fish for him.

I’ll be writing a story about Kamloops fishing on the North Shore for Sunday’s Outdoors pages in the Duluth News Tribune and online at www.duluthnewstribune.com.

It’s always enjoyable to visit with the Kamloops rainbow trout anglers along the shore. Most of them are happy to visit and share the stories of their fishing.

Here a couple more of the photos I shot. On Sunday, we’ll use photos that Bob King, our chief photographer, shot Wednesday morning.

A good-sized Kamloops rainbow trout rests in a landing net atop the snow after being caught by Bryan Dunaiski of Esko on Wednesday morning on Lake Superior near the mouth of the French River. (Sam Cook photo)

Mark Mohr of Maple goes low to scoop up a Kamloops rainbow trout for his fishing partner, Bryan Dunaiski of Esko, on Wednesday morning near the mouth of the French River on Lake Superior. (Sam Cook photo)

On a steely February morning, Jeremy McLeod of Duluth watches his line as he fishes for Kamloops rainbow trout Wednesday morning at the mouth of the French River on Lake Superior. (Sam Cook photo)

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