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Unstable Weather Blamed For Slow Fishing

Wildlife officials say fishing continues to be a bit slow with the unstable weather.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Ben Huener in Roseau says he checked anglers on Lake of the Woods throughout the week and over the Memorial Holiday weekend. He says Fishing violations for the week included possessing an overlimit of walleye/sauger, angling with extra lines, fishing without a license, and giving a false name and date of birth to a police officer.

Conservation Officer Tony Hams in Warroad says violations encountered were no life jacket, no throwable, and no license in possession. Conservation Officer Coby Fontes in Warroad says enforcement action was taken for no angling license in possession, improper safety equipment, and for a child without a life jacket.

Conservation Officer Sarah Jahn in Thief River Falls says a wetlands violation investigation and big-game investigation were initiated. 

Conservation Officer Jeremy Woinarowicz says weather played a part in outdoor activities over the holiday. He worked the holiday weekend on Lake of the Woods and in the Beltrami Island State Forest. He says enforcement action was taken for unregistered watercraft, failure to transfer watercraft ownership, no helmet on a juvenile ATV passenger, and operating an ATV in a state park.

Conservation Officer Nick Bruesewitz in Karlstad spent the week working angling and ATV activity. He says enforcement action was taken for ATV riders operating without lights, throwing cigarette filters into a body of water, and youthful passengers without helmets.