MN DNR Weekly Conservation Officer Reports
Apr 02, 2018 03:42PM ● Published by Editor
CO Mary Manning (Hovland) worked to clear out old case files and evidence. She also worked the end of the inland trout season and prepared lesson plans for upcoming training. Lakes along the United States-Canada border were also worked for walleye anglers.
CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked the end of the trout angling season. While trail conditions are a mess, some activity was still noted. Time was spent on a few equipment needs as well.
CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked angling and spring beaver trapping activity. Fishing success was slow for most anglers who were checked. Ice conditions are hanging on but can change quickly during spring thaws. Enforcement action was taken for licensing violations.
CO Marty Stage (Ely #2) spent time looking for the last of the lake trout fishermen in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The trout season is over now for another winter and soon the ice will start to deteriorate, so be careful if venturing out on the ice from here on out.
CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) primarily checked anglers inside and outside the BWCA. Enforcement action included fishing without a license, use of non-VHS certified ciscoes, and failure to display ATV registration. The fish bite and activity in general was slower with the cold weather. Bermel picked up a road killed eagle.