DNR Enforcement report

• CO Taylor Hochstein (Hill City) continued to focus efforts on monitoring angling activity. The crappie bite is good on most lakes and the walleye bite seems to be better on smaller lakes with warmer water. Assistance was given to other law enforcement agencies and several angling and ATV violations were addressed.

• CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked angling, boating, AIS and ATV activity. A TIP call led to charges for an illegal-length northern pike.

• CO Amber Ladd (McGregor) spent a lot of time on the water working anglers this week. Ladd also encountered high ATV and OHM activity with some violations. Ladd handled a call of a loon that was found dead on the lakeshore wrapped up in fishing line.

It’s a tough reminder to anglers to ensure your line does not get left in the water. Littering in the lakes can have serious consequences to the wildlife that make it their home.

• CO Gregory Verkuilen (Garrison) worked lake activity including boats lacking PFDs, registrations, and fire extinguishers. Boaters are reminded to strap down and pull plugs before pulling onto public roads. Fire activity was monitored due to very dry conditions and slow vegetation growth this spring.

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