Baby 'loopers theory leads to a big laker on Superior
Don Zirbes knows when it's time to catch big lake trout. It's always a few days after the little Kamloops rainbows are stocked along the North Shore.
"As soon as they start stocking, you start catching," said Zirbes, who lives on the North Shore between Duluth and Two Harbors.
Zirbes caught his largest lake trout ever while trolling alone Thursday morning off the mouth of the French River. The laker was 42.6 inches long and weighed 36.1 pounds.