District 15 - Marshall area

Last updated: 2015-05-27

WREO Larry Hanson (Southern Region) assisted with AIS checks in Meeker and Jackson counties. Training was attended in New Ulm. AIS, fishermen and ATVs were checked over the Memorial Day Weekend. Boat and water safety was also worked with good compliance. Follow up on WCA violations was also completed.

CO Doug Lage (Marshall) conducted his weekly radio show on KLOH radio. Walleye action is taking place on all area lakes with good numbers of fish being taken. Rainy weather did not damper the walleye bite. Enforcement action was taken on lifejacket requirements, over- loaded boats, and no license.

CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) reported Memorial Weekend was busy with a lot of fishing activity due to a good walleye bite. Cool temperatures kept most jet skis and speed boats on the lifts and trailers. Multiple boating violations were found during the week. Boat owners are reminded that all boats 16 feet in length and greater need to have a type IV throwable PFD. Assistance was also given with an ATV safety class in Redwood Falls.

CO Craig Miska (Ortonville) checked AIS, angling, boating, and OHV activity during the week. This officer was a guest speaker on Minn-Dak Outdoors, a weekly radio show on KDIO radio in Ortonville. Multiple reports of illegal fishing activity were reported within a local Waterfowl Production Area. Littering issues continue. AIS, angling, ATV, and boating violations were encountered during the week.

CO Jim Robinson (Slayton) spent the week checking anglers. Memorial Weekend saw good numbers of anglers taking to area lakes. Lake Benton continues to be the most productive walleye lake in the area. An AIS detail was worked in Jackson County.

Benson - vacant.

Madison - vacant.

Redwood Falls - vacant.

Worthington - vacant.