Last updated: 2017-01-09
CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included possess over limit of walleyes, angle without license, and possess marijuana. Anglers are reminded that party fishing isn't allowed amongst groups in different fish houses.
CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette West) reports that the fishing success has picked up on Lake of the Woods. Anglers have been braving the elements in spite of Mother Nature to catch limits of walleye. Enforcement action was taken for possession of fillets on special regulation water, possession of marijuana, and no fishing license in possession. Officer Prachar received calls about a pickup truck stuck on the State Grant in Aid Snowmobile Trail on Lake of the Woods. Enforcement action was taken.
CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls West) continued to follow up on cases from this past deer season, monitored snowmobile trail activity, and checked ice anglers. Area snowmobile riders are reminded that it is a state law to come to a stop prior to crossing a roadway and that the small red trail ?Stop? signs are not just suggestions. Enforcement action for the week included excessive speed on snowmobile, fail to stop at road crossings, snowmobile registration violations, no license or ID on ice shelter, ATV registration violations, possess drug paraphernalia, and possess small amount of marijuana.
CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck South) reports working angling, trapping, and snowmobile activity throughout the week. Time was spent handling reports of incidental catch of fisher, wanton waste, and assisted with instruction and gave the laws and regulations presentation at the Blackduck Snowmobile Safety Class. The cold weather appeared to keep all but the truly determined anglers off area lakes for much of the week while angling without license in possession topped the list of violations encountered.
CO Kyle Quittschreiber (Blackduck North) focused on angling and snowmobile enforcement. Enforcement actions for the week included angling without license, angling with extra lines, angling with unattended lines, and possessing dressed fillets on special regulation lake.
CO Hannah Mishler (Baudette East) focused primarily on angling enforcement on Upper Red Lake. Multiple anglers struggled to find limits, but success varied depending on location. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, no angling license in possession, possession of dressed fillets, angle with extra line, angle with unattended line, over limit of walleye, possession of small amount of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Warroad #2 vacant.
Karlstad - vacant.
Thief River Falls #2 - vacant.