District 15 - Marshall area

Last updated: 2014-04-15

CO Craig Miska (Ortonville) conducted airboat training with officers from Regions 1 and 4. Ice conditions on Big Stone Lake are diminishing fast, with many people hoping for ice out in anticipation of the border water opener next weekend.

CO Doug Lage (Marshall) reports that the burning of prohibited materials was a common activity this past weekend with enforcement action taken. Lake Hendricks still had 20 inches of ice close to shore. Northern Pike have been seen in area streams.

CO Ed Picht (Montevideo) participated in airboat training scenarios on LqP and Artichoke with area officers. Dumping and littering complaints are under investigation. Reports of people shooting fish were received and firearms safety was attended in several communities.

CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) reports that Camden State Park was a busy place for this year?s stream trout opener. Around 50 vehicles were counted in and around the park by mid-morning. Fishermen are reminded that angling licenses and trout stamps are required for trout streams that run through state parks. Illegal motor vehicle operation on WMAs continues to be an issue. Enforcement action was taken. Assistance was given with firearms safety classes in Marshall and Belview.

CO Jim Robinson (Slayton) spent the week working public water issues and ATVs. Waterfowl are once again moving through the area. Most area lakes are ice free with ice remaining only on the largest lakes.

WREO Larry Hanson (Southern Region) attended a meeting in St. Paul. Officer Hanson also followed up on WCA cases and issued AIS information to fishermen. Training was also completed.

Benson - vacant.

Madison - vacant.

Redwood Falls - vacant.