District 6 - Two Harbors area

Last updated: 2016-04-26


CO Sean Williams (Ely) reports monitoring fishing activity in the Ely area as most small lakes are now completely ice free. Larger lakes like Burnstide are beginning to open up but are still mostly unnavigable. Violations included, taking fish without a license, possessing a spear during prohibited time, and take walleye during closed season.

CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) took a fire team call out to Littlefork for a fire investigation. A burning permit doesn?t allow you to set it and forget it. He also checked Northshore rivers and steelheaders. Enforcement action was taken for various fire and burning permit violations.

CO Mary Manning (Hovland) patrolled Lake Superior tributaries and checked anglers. Compliance was good and anglers were happy with numbers of fish in the rivers. The officer took a report from the west end of the county of a black bear waking up with a hankering for fresh chicken. Forest trails and roads are thawing out and ATV riders are reminded that many trails are closed this time of year to prevent excessive damage

CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) monitored fish run, sport fishing, spring beaver trapping, and ATV activity. A litter investigation resulted in a citation. Other enforcement action included angling in the closed season, unregistered ATV, and juvenile operation violations. Lots of waterfowl were noted, grouse were on the roads, and ice went out on most station lakes.

CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked angling activity on area streams. Time was spent armoring division rifles. CO Schottenbauer also assisted with a car verses deer on Highway 61.

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) worked a busy week checking anglers along the North Shore tributaries. Time was spent armoring rifles and handling wildlife complaints. Enforcement action was taken for angling and ATV violations.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked angling and illegal garbage dumping activity during the week. Area streams were full of anglers trying to catch steelhead along the Northshore with some success. The officer responded with other local law enforcement to a call of an overdue angler in a canoe. Fortunately, the angler was found safe and in good condition.