District 6 - Two Harbors area

Last updated: 2016-06-28

CO Sean Williams (Ely) reports he did an extended patrol of the BWCA in the moose river area. Although strong winds and thunderstorms meant fewer people travelling and camping, angling success was very good for those who were willing to brave the weather. Violations included: fail to display watercraft registration, fishing with no license in possession, and untagged minnow trap.

CO Marty Stage (Ely) checked fishermen and visited some resorts. There are lots of people in the BWCAW and the weather has been pretty good. Fishing has been good as well. Remember to have a PFD for each person on board your watercraft.

CO Mary Manning (Hovland) spent the week at Camp Ripley helping with arrest and control tactics and firearms training for the current academy.

CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) reports working Operation Dry Water and making an arrest for Boating While Intoxicated. That individual was also in possession of an over limit of walleyes. A commercial minnow case was concluded. Enforcement action for the week consisted of BWI, walleye over limit, fishing after suspension, commercial bait trapping violations, insufficient PFDs, and unregistered watercraft.

CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) handled an eagle complaint, and dealt with a chronic waters issue as well. Time was spent assisting at the academy for firearms training.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked boating and fishing enforcement efforts during the week. Fishing seems to be improving in the area but high winds over the weekend made for difficult fishing. Enforcement action was taken for licensing violations. Murray assisted Lake County Search and Rescue when a child and adult fell into the Gooseberry River. Both were able to swim to shore but sustained bumps and bruises from the ordeal.