Outdoors blog: The case of the flushed walleyes
By: Sam Cook, Duluth News Tribune
The case of the flushed walleye anglers
Here’s an item that caught my eye in today’s Conservation Officer reports from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:
Conservation officer Mike Fairbanks of Deer River assisted conservation officer Mark Mathy of Cass Lake with an over-limit investigation involving walleyes.
“CO Fairbanks and CO Mathy found that the suspects had attempted to get rid of their extra walleyes by flushing them down the toilet,” the report stated. “The sewer was inspected, and the extra walleyes were recovered from the septic tank. The appropriate charges have been filed.”
Lt. Dave Olsen, DNR district enforcement supervisor at Grand Rapids, had to chuckle at that one.
“That one is pretty unusual,” Olsen said. “Those guys wanted to go the extra mile.”