Lake Superior Marine Unit

Last updated: 2014-08-26


Sgt. Keith Olson (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked anglers and boaters on Lake Superior. Cooler temps and rain has curbed the number of anglers. Watercraft maintenance items worked on. Bear bait stations checked north of Duluth. While a bear complaint was handled with the city limits. Take down bird feeders. The bear will move along in due time. Shore anglers checked on the St. Louis River.

CO Troy Ter Meer (Marine Unit) started field training with a COC. The officers worked boating and angling enforcement on Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Marais and on inland lakes. AIS violations were also looked for. Time was spent on ATVs looking for recreational vehicle use and bear baits. Training was attended at Camp Ripley. Enforcement action taken for angling, boating, and ATV violations.

CO Matthew Miller (Lake Superior Marine Unit) and a COC spent the week checking anglers and boaters on Lake Superior. Angler success on Lake Superior has been limited due to the weather, but success is increasing near Grand Marais. Officers responded to an injured raptor and discovered a red-tailed hawk struck by a vehicle. The hawk was transported to a rehabilitation center for treatment. Officers also worked boating and angling activity on Island Lake, Fish Lake, and Wild Rice Lake. Anglers reported the fish were uncooperative for the most part. Enforcement action was taken for no angling license in possession, no life jackets, and no registration on a canoe.