District 18 - Rochester area
Last updated: 2016-08-23
CO Joel Heyn (Plainview) worked anglers and recreational vehicles during the week. Fishing is slower with the high water with all the recent rain. Heyn also worked on equipment maintenance.
CO Kevin Prodzinski (Wabasha) reports continued activity with his COC as the first of four phases of field training has come to a close. They report responding to a protected waters complaint, an injured owl complaint, and a sick deer complaint. Enforcement action included short fish, possession of a controlled substance, no license in possession, taking fish without a license, and multiple boat and ATV registration and safety violations.
CO Phil George (Rochester) took a complaint of dogs chasing deer, checked anglers and watercraft users. Enforcement action was taken for no angling license and sunfish over limit.
CO Trent Seamans (Rochester) spent the majority of the week patrolling for sport fishing enforcement. Additional efforts were put towards boat/water safety and ATV enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for fishing without a license and failing to have valid ATV registration. CO Seamans assisted Olmsted County Sheriff?s Office with an arrest warrant.
CO Tom Hemker (Winona) reports continued high water on the river has slowed fishing and boating activity. He received a tip and found a person with illegal walleye and bass. Hemker also responded to nuisance animal complaints including two rattlesnakes in two days at the same residence.
CO Mitch Boyum (Rushford) reports working ATV areas and anglers. The rains have made the trails muddy and slick. Most users are spending some time at the car wash after their ride. Compliance was high. Trout fishing has been fair. The high rain amounts have made it difficult to fish. CO Boyum received a TIP call of subjects with an over-limit of trout. Upon finding the subjects they were found to be one short of their limit and all licensed. CO Boyum has been answering calls reference ginseng, small game season and deer season. As well as the youth hunts.
LaCrescent - vacant.
Zumbrota - vacant.