District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2014-07-22

CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods, the Roseau River and Hayes Lake. Walleyes tend to be spread out on Lake of the Woods, but are generally in their mid-summer patterns. Fishing on the Roseau River has been very good as of late for pike and catfish. Enforcement contacts for the week included angling with an extra line, no license, operating ATVs on Bemis Hill (closed area), and unregistered ATVs.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports monitoring angler and boating activity on area special regulation lakes throughout the week. Time was sent working with DNR Wildlife staff on numerous reports of injured bald eagles. CO Regas saw a vehicle pulling a boat and as it made a turn a large amount of water spewed from the live well over-flow. When the vehicle stopped Regas addressed the water coming from the boat with the driver of the vehicle. It turned out the live well was full of lake water and contained his walleye catch of the day. The driver had just come from an area lake and wanted to keep his walleye alive until returning home. The AIS violation and transport of live fish were addressed.

Baudette #1 -vacant.

Baudette #2 -vacant.

Blackduck #2 - vacant.

Karlstad - vacant.

Thief River Falls #2 - vacant.

Warroad #1 - vacant.

Warroad #2 - vacant.