District 6 - Two Harbors area

Last updated: 2016-02-02

CO Sean Williams (Ely) reports along with several other Conservation Officers patrolled the snowmobile trails during the annual Ely ?Fun Run?. Although most riders in attendance observed speed limits, some significant speeds were seen. Violations included: snowmobile speed, operating an unregistered snowmobile, and possess live bait on a designated trout lake.

CO Marty Stage (Ely) worked fishing and snowmobile enforcement. Lake herring that were sold by an Ely bait store were found on the trout lakes in packages that are from Missouri and are not certified VHS free. If you have purchased any of these lake herring from the Ely bait store, please destroy them or at least keep them out of our lakes. Please don?t be the one responsible for a VHS fish infection in our local trout lakes.

CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) reports that ever single lake he was on this past weekend had lots of slush. Being that the snow is not too deep on many lakes, most people had no problem sledding through it. Angling activity was way down even with the nice warm weather. The CO saw some catches of pretty nice splake and brook trout. Enforcement action was taken for angling and snowmobile violations.

CO Mary Manning (Hovland) worked snowmobile and angling activity throughout the week. Time was also spent checking state parks along the North Shore as well as cross country ski trails and passes. Snowmobilers did a good job of staying safe and kept speeds down while the John Beargrease sled dog race was utilizing the North Shore State Trail.

CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) reports a busy week of snowmobile enforcement, including working the 2016 area Fun Run. Snowmobile trails went into the weekend in very nice shape after recent snows, but now the slush is awful after the warmth. Numerous contacts were made throughout the week for snowmobile registration violations, speed, and loud exhaust. The beginning of the week the officer assisted with a serious snowmobile accident on a local river in which the victim sustained neck and back injuries. His helmet certainly saved his life as he struck a rock after being thrown from the sled.

CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked area anglers and snowmobile activity. Time was spent in law review. CO Schottenbauer also worked on some equipment committee needs.

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) checked anglers on area lakes and monitored snowmobile trails. Snowmobile and ski trails are in good condition with the recent snowfall. The Officer assisted a State Trooper with an uncooperative individual during a traffic stop. Enforcement action was taken for snowmobile violations.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked snowmobile and angling activity during the week. Trail conditions were excellent in the area with many folks out enjoying the spring like temperatures. Some lakes are still showing areas of slush and angling activity has improved. Enforcement action was taken for failure to stop at road crossings and snowmobile speed violations.