Conservation Officer Report | Sports & Recreation
The Minnesota DNR provided the following summaries of last week's activities by Conservation Officers:
CO Andy Schmidt (Brookston) worked area lakes and rivers for anglers and boaters. The officer assisted with firearms safety classes in Alborn and at United Northern Sportsmen. An illegal fire is being investigated.
Sgt. Keith Olson (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked anglers and boaters on Lake Superior. Worked with USCG and USBP crews on the boat for harbor and port security details. Calls on bear season and baiting fielded.
CO Matt Miller (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked anglers and boaters on Lake Superior. Salmon are still being caught with good frequency in the upper shore areas. Many steelhead are also around, so anglers need to make sure they are able to identify one from the other. Many questions were asked as to when the regs may be changed to allow the keeping of a steelhead. The Rainbow Trout Management Plan will be up for renewal in another year or two, so anglers need to watch for the opportunities to share their thoughts with Fisheries managers. Enforcement action was taken for angling, boating, public access, traffic, and ATV violations.
CO Troy Ter Meer (Marine Unit) checked boaters and anglers on Lake Superior and inland lakes. Responded to a marine radio hail of a disabled boater on Lake Superior. Boat located and towed to closest safe harbor. Worked a joint boating safety patrol with Coast Guard. Took a wolf call. Took another call of a road kill wolf pup. Enforcement action was taken for angling and boating violations.