DNR report: April 23Reports filed Sunday from area Minnesota DNR conservation officers.
Reports filed Sunday from area Minnesota DNR conservation officers:
Dan Thomasen (Two Harbors) continued to work on wildfire investigations during this past week. Officer Thomasen spent considerable time working with other area officers monitoring fish run and smelting activities. Two separate groups were apprehended for illegally netting rainbow trout from area rivers in the middle of the night. The smelt run has been fairly strong compared to previous years.
Mary Manning (Hovland) checked trout anglers and responded to fire calls. Dry conditions remain leaving fire danger quite high.
Kipp Duncan (Duluth) spent the first part of the week checking river fishing. Later in the week Officer Duncan worked smelting and local rivers where fish are vulnerable to snagging and netting do to such low water levels. Smelting enforcement focused on spreading the word and educating the fishermen about the invasive species VHS in Lake Superior.