DNR Report: March 10
Conservation Officer Sean Williams (Ely 1) reports he spent several days patrolling by foot inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The weather varied greatly from subzero at the beginning of the trip to over 40 degrees at the end. The groups checked were not having great angling success, but were glad for the quick warm up. Many of the portages had very little snow and were easy to cross on foot but made hauling a sled nearly impossible.
Conservation Officer Marty Stage (Ely 2) reports conditions are still unfavorable for travel by snowmobile and it just might be over unless we get some fresh snow that stays. We haven't lost any lake ice, but some creeks and rivers have begun to open up, so be careful.
Conservation Officer Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) worked on ongoing cases and checked some anglers having limited success.
Conservation Officer Keith Olson (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked ice anglers and snowmobilers on area lakes north of Duluth, the crappie fishing has been fair with some larger fish being caught. Olson responded to several injured deer calls within the city of Duluth. North Shore anglers are still catching Coho salmon on the Duluth end in the mornings. Calls received reporting potential abandoned fishing shelters on area lakes as well.
Conservation Officer Matt Miller (Lake Superior Marine Unit) worked boaters on Lake Superior, with some finding success with Coho salmon. Snowmobile trails were checked, and a solid base remains in some spots not too torn up by spinning tracks or sunshine. Enforcement action taken for angling and snowmobile violations.