District 1 - Baudette area
Last updated: 2016-02-09
CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked angling and snowmobile enforcement. A steady decrease in the bite was noticed across the lake as far as fishing was concerned this past week. However, anglers in the Warroad area are still having success with the perch and pike. Snowmobile activity is on the rise, riders spoken with say the trails on the lake are optimal this year compared to years past, making the trips to the Northwest Angle and back more enjoyable. Enforcement action was taken for the following: angling without license in possession, angle with an extra line, possess small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and transport improperly dressed fish.
CO Hannah Mishler (Warroad) spent time at Camp Ripley for training with the rest of the Enforcement Division. Time was also spent working angling and snowmobiling activity on Lake of the Woods. Enforcement action was taken for angling with extra and unattended lines.
CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) attended a training seminar at Camp Ripley. CO Prachar worked at the Brainerd JC Ice Fishing Extravaganza and the One-Lunger 100 Vintage Snowmobile Race. Enforcement action was taken for operating an ATV without registration and angling with extra lines.
CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working snowmobiling activity and angling activity on Upper Red Lake and special regulation lakes throughout the week. Time was spent investigating a TIP report of anglers using extra lines and attending division training. Enforcement action for the week included angling with extra lines, failure to display ATV registration, spearing without a spearing license and angling license violations.
CO Kyle Quittschreiber (Blackduck) spent the past week getting settled into the new station. Two days of division training were attended at Camp Ripley. One day was spent traveling to Red Wing to testify in court on a previous deer hunting case. Enforcement actions for the week included: snowmobile registration violations and a littering ticket was issued to an individual who left multiple beer bottles, aluminum cans, a sweatshirt, and a cell phone on the ice.
Baudette #2 -vacant.
Blackduck #2 - vacant.
Karlstad - vacant.
Thief River Falls #2 - vacant.