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As with targeting brook trout under the ice, you also tend to catch rainbows in shallow water. But in this case, the shallow water is the first few feet of water below the ice, in water that is overall much deeper. I suspect this inclination to suspend high in the water column, along with a penchant to remain much more mobile, is a reflection of the rainbow trout’s Pacific Coast heritage. That said, you can also find rainbows relating to the bottom as brook trout do.