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Weekly Conservation Officer Reports

Mar 30, 2021 05:47AM ● By Editor
District 6 - Two Harbors Area - From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - March 29, 2021

CO Sean Williams (Ely #1) reports that ice conditions continue to slowly worsen on area lakes. Some anglers hit the lakes for the last weekend of the winter trout season and success was fair. Violations included angling without a license and taking trout with no stamp.

CO Mary Manning (Hovland) followed up on a report of small game being taken illegally and on a report of birch pole theft. She also checked area Lake Superior tributaries and North Shore state parks as well as inland forest roads. Road conditions can be deceiving and drivers are urged to use caution on roads that may appear to be passable. One bus driver took a wrong turn and ended up where even four-wheelers fear to tread this time of year.

CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) checked crappie anglers, issued possession permits, and answered questions from the public on various topics. Any ice angling options that still exist will likely come to an end this week.

CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked area angling activity. Time was also spent checking watercraft on Lake Superior.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked Lake Superior stream fishing and ATV activity this week. Anglers are just starting to see fish showing up in the streams, but water levels were high with recent rain and snow melt in the area. Spring closures have begun for some area trails and roadways to protect the areas during the spring thaw. Enforcement action was taken for licensing and registration violations.

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