CO Keith Olson (Lake Superior Marine Unit) attended a USCG meeting of the partners working in and around the Duluth-Superior Harbor. The bitter cold temperatures returned and had many hearty anglers out on area lakes fishing, the success was fair to poor but many stated they needed to get outside. Opening trout season was worked off the Gunflint Trail, fishing overall was seen to be decent and the double digit below weather zero weather did prove difficult at times for anglers and equipment alike. Snowmobile trails were in good riding condition. CO Olson also issued a possession permit for a deer in Carlton County.
CO Matt Miller (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked snowmobiles and inland trout anglers over the trout opener weekend. Mixed success was found by anglers braving a cold wind. Snowmobile trail conditions were rough by the end of the weekend from heavy Saturday traffic. A reminder that any exhaust modification that makes a snowmobile louder is illegal. Enforcement action was taken for snowmobile and angling violations.
Lake Superior Unit vacant.