Last updated: 2017-02-22
CO Paul Parthun (Lake George) checked ice shelters, anglers, and ATV operators. Ice on local lakes is covered with water as warm temperatures continue to melt the snow. Trails are almost snow free. Enforcement action was taken for ice shelter violations and burning of prohibited material.
CO Mark Mathy (Cass Lake) primarily checked ice anglers. The perch bite was starting to pick up. Some time was spent preparing for an upcoming bear committee meeting. Enforcement action was taken for angling and ATV violations.
CO Duke Broughten (Longville) spent the week monitoring fishing activity. Angling success still continues to remain poor in the Longville and Leech Lake area. Warm weather has deteriorated snowmobile trails and is starting to take its toll on area lakes. Anglers are reminded to check fish house removal dates, monitor weather, and plan accordingly. CO Broughten fielded calls regarding injured animals and snowmobile trails. He also assisted local law enforcement with a domestic. Enforcement action included several angling violations.
CO Jeff Halverson (Staples) worked fishermen; good pan fishing has been seen with warmer weather. The lakes ice is getting soft with warm rainy weather. Another partner will retire Tuesday, Officer Paul Kuske will be missed in Morrison County.