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Program to stock trout in mine pit lakes is as popular as ever

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ELY, Minn. -- Doug Ellis and I are trying to have a conversation, but we keep getting rudely interrupted by rainbow trout.

"There's one," says Ellis.

He springs from the driver's seat of his Crestliner and snatches a fishing rod from its rod holder. He pops the line free of his downrigger weight and reels in another rainbow. It fights with frenzy until Ellis, of Forbes, swings it up and into the boat.

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