Lake Superior Marine Unit

Last updated: 2015-01-27

Sgt. Keith Olson (Marine Unit) checked trout anglers north of Duluth, since the warmer weather had many anglers out. However, the trout bite was on the poor side. Olson attended the United Northern Sportsmen (UNS) annual ice fishing contest on Island Lake. For the 20th year this officer helped weigh fish, check license and field DNR questions. The warmer weather helped attendance. Sunday brought out more than 400 anglers to try for 1st place. The winning fish was a 6lb.4oz. catfish. First time in recent history a catfish has been caught in Island Lake.

CO Matt Miller (Marine Unit) checked ice and shore anglers. An incidentally snared wolf was seized in the city of Two Harbors and turned over to DNR Wildlife for educational use. A meeting was attended for the renewal of the Lake Superior Fisheries Management Plan. Violations of late charter records were handled. Enforcement action was taken for angling and commercial violations.

CO Troy Ter Meer (Marine Unit) spent the week checking anglers and snowmobilers. He also attended a meetings and completed reports. Enforcement action was taken for various angling violations.