District 11 - St. Cloud area

Last updated: 2016-02-09

CO Mike Krauel (St. Cloud) patrolled area lakes for angling activity. Ice conditions still vary greatly so be cautious when heading out onto area lakes. CO Krauel also monitored area snowmobile trails. Trail conditions are poor with the recent warm weather. Enforcement action was taken for no ATV registration, extra line, no angling license, and no license in possession.

CO Caleb Silgjord (Sauk Centre) spent time during the week monitoring angling activity on area lakes. Training at Camp Ripley was attended and a TIP investigation was conducted. Some anglers were found to be having success but a modest bite was seen overall. Violations for the week included no license in possession, unattended lines, extra line and possess smallmouth out of season.

CO Rhonda Friese (Long Prairie) attended in-service training at Camp Ripley. A local business made the best of what snow there was, hosting a vintage snowmobile run. Angling and snowmobile activities were checked.

CO Todd VanderWeyst (Paynesville) worked angling and trapping activity. The officer is finding the ice thickness continues to vary on all lakes in the area from less than six inches in some areas. Anglers were reminded to use caution when out on area lakes.

CO Paul Kuske (Pierz) attended division training. CO Kuske checked fishing activity on area lakes and responded to calls and inquiries from the public.
CO Brian Mies (Annandale) checked anglers. CO Mies attended training at Camp Ripley. CO Mies checked sleds and ATVs.

CO Chad Thesing (Albany) attended divisional training at Camp Ripley. Anglers, ATVs and coyote hunters were checked. Thesing participated in a radio call in show with KASM radio. Enforcement action included angle with extra line, no ATV registration, no helmet on juvenile, no ATV safety certificate, and no license in possession.

CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) attended training at Camp Ripley and worked at the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 ice fishing extravaganza (world?s largest charitable ice fishing contest) on Gull Lake. The common violations encountered during the fishing contest were expired registration on ATVs/snowmobiles and unattended fishing lines left down in fish houses.