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Weekly Conservation Officer Reports

Feb 18, 2020 05:32PM ● By Editor
District 6 - Two Harbors area
Last updated: 2020-02-18
CO Sean Williams (Ely #1) assisted officers in the Lake of the Woods area with a work detail over the weekend. Fishing activity was very high as usual but most anglers had a difficult time and reported mostly smaller sauger being caught. Violations included angling without a license, overlimit, and angling with unattended lines.
CO John Velsvaag (Ely #2) checked anglers and snowmobilers this past week. Slush conditions have greatly improved and trail conditions are very good. Velsvaag received multiple calls about border-water fishing regulations and northern pike length restrictions.
CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Grand Marais) spent the past week checking remote trout lakes and patrolling snowmobile trails. Enforcement action was taken for snowmobile and angling violations.
CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked angling and snowmobile activity in the area. Time also spent at the Duluth sports show.
CO Kylan Hill (Tofte) reports checking anglers and snowmobile riders throughout the week. A few small trout were seen in the bag. Overall, anglers were not catching too many fish. A snowmobile event was worked in Cook County. Riders from all over the state and even Canada were contacted enjoying the tolerable weather. A handful of registration violations were handled. The sunshine made for great visibility, and unfortunately multiple riders were stopped and cited for violating the snowmobile speed limit. Modified exhausts continue to be a problem.
CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked angling and snowmobile activity during the week. Area trails were in excellent shape but below-zero temperatures kept activity low. Enforcement action was taken for illegally possessing a deer without a permit.

CO Sean Williams (Ely #1) assisted officers in the Lake of the Woods area with a work detail over the weekend. Fishing activity was very high as usual but most anglers had a difficult time and reported mostly smaller sauger being caught. Violations included angling without a license, overlimit, and angling with unattended lines.

CO John Velsvaag (Ely #2) checked anglers and snowmobilers this past week. Slush conditions have greatly improved and trail conditions are very good. Velsvaag received multiple calls about border-water fishing regulations and northern pike length restrictions.

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Grand Marais) spent the past week checking remote trout lakes and patrolling snowmobile trails. Enforcement action was taken for snowmobile and angling violations.

CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked angling and snowmobile activity in the area. Time also spent at the Duluth sports show.

CO Kylan Hill (Tofte) reports checking anglers and snowmobile riders throughout the week. A few small trout were seen in the bag. Overall, anglers were not catching too many fish. A snowmobile event was worked in Cook County. Riders from all over the state and even Canada were contacted enjoying the tolerable weather. A handful of registration violations were handled. The sunshine made for great visibility, and unfortunately multiple riders were stopped and cited for violating the snowmobile speed limit. Modified exhausts continue to be a problem.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked angling and snowmobile activity during the week. Area trails were in excellent shape but below-zero temperatures kept activity low. Enforcement action was taken for illegally possessing a deer without a permit.

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