District 18 - Rochester area

Last updated: 2016-07-12

CO Mitch Boyum (Rushford) reports working anglers, tubers and canoers on the Root River. Violations encountered were no PFDs, no registration and fail to display valid registration. Time was also spent assisting local PD in locating a stolen canoe. A citation was issued to an ATV operator for no registration.

CO Kevin Prodzinski (Wabasha) reports working a busy week on both the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers. More nice weather brought out the usual high boating pressure and the morning and evening fishermen were finding some fish. Enforcement action involved registration, safety and equipment violations along with some license issues.

CO Joel Heyn (Plainview) checked anglers and boaters during the week. Heyn also did case follow up on the BWI?s over the 4th weekend.

CO Trent Seamans (Rochester) spent the majority of the week patrolling for sport fishing and boat/water safety enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a valid license in possession, failing to have adequate personal flotation devices, and littering. CO Seamans followed up on paperwork from a boating while intoxicated case.

CO Phil George (Rochester) worked the week checking watercraft operators, ATV operators, and anglers. Some AIS work was accomplished and enforcement action was taken for no license, failure to pull the plug on your boat, transporting water, and failure to renew registration.

Red Wing - vacant.

LaCrescent - vacant.

Zumbrota - vacant.