Lake Superior Marine Unit
Last updated: 2014-03-04
CO Keith Olson (Marine Unit) checked anglers along the North Shore and inland lakes. Fish shelters are being worked on for the upcoming deadline for removal.
CO Matt Miller (Marine Unit) checked ice anglers on Lake Superior. A wide ice shelf in front of Duluth has allowed access for anglers that we haven?t seen in a few years; anglers need to remember, however, that a change in the wind can make a fun day of fishing into a life threatening float on an ice berg. Some anglers are struggling to remove their ice houses in the Duluth Harbor; this deadline is going to be important, however, as the USCGC Alder is scheduled to begin breaking ice on Tuesday. Enforcement action was taken for angling and snowmobile violations.
CO Troy Ter Meer (Marine Unit) checked anglers fishing the ice of Lake Superior. Lots of anglers were taking advantage of the ice on Lake Superior. Some ATVs and snowmobiles were seen on the ice. Remember to use caution as some ice had moved from the shore, giving a few anglers wet boots as they returned to their vehicles. The bait shops did a good job of reminding most anglers that they needed a new license this year on March 1st as the license year changed back to the end of February. A few other anglers were spending time trying to access their ice houses on Superior Bay to get them removed before the deadline. The officer also spent time on reports and follow-up. Enforcement action was taken for angling violations.