Lake Superior Marine Unit

Last updated: 2014-07-22

CO Matt Miller (Marine Unit) checked anglers on Superior who were enjoying the fine summer weather. Cold water temps have still delayed a steady bite, but decent numbers of lake trout and king salmon are starting to show up on the lower shore. An ATV law familiarization talk was given to a local sheriff?s office. Surveillance of problem ATV areas revealed violations of allowing illegal juvenile operation, no ATV safety training, and operating an ATV in unfrozen public waters. One violator, upon seeing the officer and his recording device, exclaimed, ?Aww, even on camera.? Enforcement action was taken for angling and ATV violations.

CO Troy Ter Meer (Marine Unit) spent the week checking anglers, boaters, recreational vehicle users, and on AIS compliance. He also attended a meeting, worked on a report, and took a nuisance bear complaint. Enforcement action was taken for AIS, and fishing violations