District 13 - West Metro areaLast updated: 2018-03-13
CO James Fogarty (Prior Lake) received a TIP call in regards to an abandoned ice shelter on Cedar Lake. He tracked down the owner, who said the frame of the shelter broke when he tried to pull it off the lake. When asked why he did not call the local CO before leaving the shelter, the owner said he did not know what to do. Six days after ice-off, the owner deconstructed the ice shelter. Fogarty assisted in the Cedar Lake cleanup. Also assisting was the New Prague High School Trap Team, Boy Scouts and the New Prague Sportsman?s club. Fogarty also attended the National Wild Turkey Federation banquet at Ridges of Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan. Enforcement/education action was taken on three abandoned ice shelters, litter, burning prohibited materials and snowmobilers failing to stop before crossing a roadway. Please remember to purchase your 2018 angling licenses as your 2017 license has expired.
CO Alexander Birdsall (Waconia) continues to see significant ice fishing activity on local lakes. Anglers are finding decent success with the sunfish and crappies. Enforcement action was taken for fishing without a license, operating an ATV with expired registration, and driving after revocation. Many anglers continue to be found with expired 2017 licenses. Remember to check your license before heading out on the lakes.
CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent the week checking fisherman, monitoring fish houses at removal deadline and following up on complaints. Violations included failing to remove fish houses before the deadline.
CO Tim Maass (Osseo) continued to work snowmobile enforcement. Time was also spent checking area lakes to be sure ice shelters were removed by the removal date. Maass also attended training at Central Office.
Ft. Snelling vacant.