District 18 - Rochester area

Last updated: 2015-07-14

CO Phil George (Rochester) worked the week checking ATV activity, boating activity, and angling activity. Violations encountered included angling with extra lines, expired registrations, and no PFDs onboard a watercraft. Complaints of nuisance animals were taken along with licensing question.

CO Tom Hemker (Winona) checked boating and fishing on the river. Hemker checked fishermen where a person gave him false information about the people with them. After asking the same questions a second time the dates of birth changed substantially. The out of state fishermen said they were 16 and 17 but were actually 18 and 23. He also attended a local firearms safety class and a USFWS trapping meeting.

CO Joel Heyn (Plainview) worked anglers and boater during the week. Fishing success remains to be slow. Heyn also worked on equipment and followed up on other cases.

CO Kevin Prodzinski (Wabasha) reports working fishing and boating enforcement on the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers this past week and weekend. Boating traffic was again heavy and the fishermen were having usual summer success. Several commercial investigations were also worked on. A trapping meeting was also attended with the USFW service.

CO Mitch Boyum (Rushford) reports working trout anglers and fishermen along the Mississippi. Fishing has been fair at best. CO Boyum attended a US Fish and Wildlife Refuge meeting discussing trapping in and along the refuge. Time was spent answering injured and orphaned wildlife calls and complaints. CO Boyum also spent time on a juvenile court case.

CO Tyler Quandt (Red Wing) reports spending time this past week checking fishing activity, checking ATV activity, checking boating activity and working on equipment related issues. The weekend was spent checking ATV activity and working on some ginseng cases. Some ATV and ginseng violations were detected.

Rochester #2 - vacant.