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District 6 - Two Harbors area

Last updated: 2016-06-21


CO Sean Williams (Ely) patrolled some of his more remote fishing lakes outside of the BWCA. Fishing pressure was high, although most anglers reported poor success after warmer weather arrived. Violations included: failure to display valid watercraft registration, fishing after revocation, and no personal lifesaving device on board a watercraft.

CO Marty Stage (Ely) checked fishermen off and on during the week. Fishing has been good in more than a few locations and lakes have been busy with visitors despite all the rain. Canoers and kayakers are reminded that you are required to have your watercraft registered when it is used in Minnesota even if you are just borrowing it from a friend or family member.

CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) did a BWCAW patrol at the beginning of the week and found lots of wet campers and paddlers. He followed up on a fire investigation and patrolled border lakes and remote areas. Enforcement action was taken for boating violations.

CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) worked a busy week of ATV, watercraft, and angling enforcement. A resort was dealt with for watercraft registration violations. Time was spent working night navigational light enforcement with fairly poor compliance. Enforcement action for the week included fishing with an extra line, fishing without a license, unregistered watercraft, no navigational lights, youth ATV operation violations, and youths without helmets on ATVs.

CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked area angling and boating activity. Cold wet weather gave way to warm and sun, activity picked up as well.

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) checked anglers, boaters and ATV riders this week. The nice weather brought a lot of people outside and on the water. The walleye bite has been steady. Enforcement action was taken for boating and angling violations.