District 6 - Two Harbors area
Last updated: 2015-05-05
CO Sean Williams (Ely) reports walleye spawning activity in many of the lakes and rivers in the Ely area has slowed down or completely stopped. Boating and angling activity continues to be low despite the very warm weather over the past week. Violations included angle with unattended lines, and operating a watercraft without a lifesaving device
CO Marty Stage (Ely) worked sucker spearers and found there to be a lot of people trying to get out and recreate. People are reminded that it is illegal to fish for the closed season species and to remember to buy their fishing licenses. ATV traffic on the highways is a common violation and it seems lots of folks aren?t reading the rules on ATV use. Remember to bring you PFD if you?re out trying out your boat before opener.
CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) spent time investigating wildfires during the week. He also checked steelheads in the Lake Superior tributaries. Some people reported some pretty good steelhead action. Enforcement action was taken for failing to report a fire, open burning of garbage, and burning prohibited materials. The CO assisted in a firearms safety field day. It was the nicest day in quite some time for the field day.
CO Mary Manning (Hovland) helped with hunter safety class and field day in Grand Marais. A brush pile burned over the winter re-ignited and firefighters found trash in the smoldering pile. Steelhead anglers were checked and the officer also assisted Fond du Lac Conservation Officers during spring spearing by band members on area lakes. The bears are out and hungry with one caller reporting a bag of feed was taken from an old outhouse after the bear removed the door.
CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) worked anglers, sucker spearing, and fish run activities throughout the week. Assistance was given to Lake County with an underage drinking party with many citations issued for underage alcohol consumption. Other enforcement action included unregistered boat, no PFD, and angle on a trout lake during closed season. A heavy sucker run was observed in many streams.
CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked area angling activity. Time was spent assisting the sheriff?s office with an arrest warrant. CO Schottenbauer also worked on a trapping case.
CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) spent the week checking anglers along the North Shore tributaries and providing security for Fond du Lac band members while they were spearing in area lakes. The officer helped out at a Firearm Safety field day, returned calls and worked on station equipment. Enforcement action was taken for angling violations and driving while suspended.
CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked angling, invasive species, and ATV activity during the week. Murray responded to a call on a Lake Superior boat access where a vehicle became submerged when it slipped out of gear and rolled into the lake. The angler was unhurt and vehicle was recovered but a total loss. A good reminder to engage your parking brake while launching or retrieving your watercraft.