Weekly Conservation Officer ReportsAug 05, 2019 12:36PM ● By Editor
CO Sean Williams (Ely #1) reports angling activity in Ely was steady with mixed results. Walleye anglers had some success with mostly small and medium-sized fish being caught. Smallmouth bass anglers reported a great amount of success on many area lakes. Violations included angling with no license in possession and no throwable PFD.
CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) patrolled in the BWCA with CO Al Peterson and attended to equipment maintenance. Enforcement contacts included an angler fishing with three lines, cans/glass in the BWCA, unregistered canoes, and a group of four on a BWCA trip from Indiana who failed to bring any PFDs along. A strong walleye bite was noted.
CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) attended rifle training at Camp Ripley. He patrolled the BWCA and staffed a Department of Public Safety booth in Grand Marais. Enforcement action was taken for angling, boating and ATV violations.
CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked area ATV trails and lakes for activity. Time spent at Camp Ripley for officer training as well.
CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked boating and angling activity during the past week. Several nice trout and salmon were caught on Lake Superior as anglers escaped the heat wave and bugs that were abundant on inland lakes. Enforcement action was taken for invasive species and license violations.