Last updated: 2017-04-24
CO Sean Williams (Ely 1) reports he attended a seated field sobriety instructor course in the metro area during the week. CO Williams also focused on boating and angling enforcement. Weather conditions overall were poor with strong winds and temperatures varying from the high 60s to low 30s and very little activity was found.
CO Marty Stage (Ely) kept vigil on the walleye spawning creeks and watched those out fishing for walleyes while pretending to be fishing for pan fish. The walleye and northern season are not open and it is unlawful to attempt to catch these species before opener.
CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) completed required online training during the week. He also followed up on wildland fire cases and checked Lake Superior streams.
CO Mary Manning (Grand Marais East) helped organize ATV and Hunter Education classes for students and new instructors. The officer checked steelhead anglers, Lake Superior fishermen, and ATV operators. CO Manning also began commercial inspections of minnow retailers and minnow dealers and followed up on a wetland enforcement case from last year.
CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) worked the fish run, OHV enforcement, attended a meeting in Duluth, and was assigned tribal netting duties. Enforcement action was taken for unregistered OHMs, unregistered ATV, and no ATV safety certificate.
CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked Lake Superior tributary rivers for activity this week. High activity and success for many. CO Schottenbauer also assisted with a missing hiker where the party was reported late. As CO Schottenbauer arrived and got a physical description, he drove back down a hill and around a corner less than a quarter mile away and picked up the ?missing? person that was walking on the road. Parties ?re-united? and all was well.
CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) worked area anglers along Lake Superior. Time was spent working on division issued firearms. CO Wahlstrom also responded to a lost person at a state park and checked ATVs.
CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked angling and ATV enforcement efforts during the week. Fishing became more difficult on North Shore streams with rising waters due to recent rainfalls. Spring beaver trapping continues and all lakes in the area are now ice free.