January 19, 2017

Anglers braved the elements to catch limits of walleye on Lake of the Woods, reports CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette W.). Prachar received calls about a pickup truck stuck on a state grant in aid snowmobile trail on Lake of the Woods; enforcement action was taken. Area snowmobilers are reminded that it is a state law to come to a stop prior to crossing a road. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls W.) stresses that the small red trail “Stop” signs are not just suggestions. Snowmobile trails in the Bemidji area are in excellent condition and all have been groomed, report COs Brice Vollbrecht and Brian Holt. Anglers also are enjoying improved ice conditions and the ability to move around on most lakes.