CO Mark Mathy (Cass Lake) checked anglers and snowmobile riders. Angling success remained limited and snowmobile trails improved with the recent snowfall. Time was spent working on a public water case file. Enforcement action was taken for angling with extra lines, unattended lines, illegal-length walleyes and fish house violations.
CO Chelsey Best (Remer) checked fishermen and snowmobile riders. Activity remained slow but the fresh snow improved trail conditions quite a bit. Enforcement action was taken for registration issues in the vacant Park Rapids station. Incidental fur was again collected.
CO Duke Broughten (Longville) spent the week monitoring angling and snowmobile activity. Anglers continue to report limited success. Snowmobile trails could use more snow. Fishermen are reminded to check ice shelter removal dates and plan accordingly. Vehicles on snowmobile trails continue to be a problem. Enforcement action included no angling license in possession, angling with an unattended line, operating a motor vehicle on a snowmobile trail, failure to display snowmobile registration and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Park Rapids vacant.