District 18 - Rochester area

Last updated: 2015-06-30

CO Phil George (Rochester) worked the week checking ATV, watercraft operators, and anglers. Complaints of sick or injured animals were taken and questions from the public were answered. Enforcement action was taken for watercraft violations.

CO Tyler Quandt (Red Wing) reports spending the week and weekend checking angling activity. Time was also spent assisting a WI Warden with a ginseng case and completing some online training. Some nuisance bear complaints were handled and time was also spent reviewing the fall synopsis. Some fishing violations were detected.

CO Tom Hemker (Winona) reports spending the week checking fishing and ATVs. He attended a rattlesnake response training for new responders. There were some rattlesnake calls in the area, but two of the three calls were not rattlesnakes. Turtles continue to try to get to the other side of the road.

CO Joel Heyn (Plainview) worked mainly anglers and boaters during the week. Fishing success was mixed, with some doing ok. Heyn also attended training and did work on other cases.

CO Kevin Prodzinski (Wabasha) reports working another busy week on the big river with this past weekend being one of the busiest so far this summer. Fishing on the Mississippi has fallen into the summer pattern with some fishermen having luck while other struggle. Some nice bluegills, catfish, crappies, and walleye were found in a few spots along with smaller fish checked. Enforcement action included undersize bass and walleye as well as license, registration, and equipment violations.

Rochester #2 - vacant.