District 6 - Two Harbors area

Last updated: 2015-06-30


CO Sean Williams (Ely) focused patrol on boat and water enforcement over the weekend as a part of Operation Dry Water. Activity was very high and compliance was good overall. Violations included failure to have legal floatation device on a watercraft, failure to display watercraft registration, and operating a personal watercraft within 150 feet of a dock.

CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) did a BWCA patrol by canoe during the week. With the recent rains, he found two different types of campers. The happy campers who had proper tents and the campers with dampened spirits, clothing, and gear. Inland lake activity is down from past years. As surface temps on Lake Superior begin to rise for the summer, salmon where seen surfacing during the week. Enforcement action was taken for fishing and boating violations.

CO Mary Manning (Hovland) worked Operation Dry Water on Lake Superior and checked anglers and commercial nets while on the big lake. The officer investigated an incident of theft of services at an area state park and is working with officers in another part of the state to locate the suspects. The officer also completed annual trainings, patrolled state forest campgrounds and handled questions regarding boat licenses and problem campers.

CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) reports finishing up a gross over limit investigation resulting in three non-resident anglers with 57 fish over the limit and seizure of their fishing boat. An Operation Dry Water shift was worked. Lakes in and out of the BWCA were patrolled throughout the week. Additional violations included angle with an extra line, angle without a license, slot walleye, unregistered watercraft, boating safety violations, and no license in possession.

CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked area angling activity. Activity on Superior started picking up in the area with warmer temperatures. Many folks were out battling the mosquitoes and flies trying to catch fish in many inland lakes as well.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked boating and invasive species enforcement activity during the week. Good weather brought many anglers and boaters out on Lake Superior where fishing activity was fair to good. Enforcement action was taken for various license violations.