The patrolled area of the lake included Kenora to the Canada/US border at Northwest Angle and toward the mouth of Rainy River, as well as the southeast part of the lake toward Morson, Sabaskong Bay and Nestor Falls. Officers checked anglers who were day tripping, camping on Crown land, using houseboats and lodging at private cottages and tourist camps.
A total of 376 individuals (107 residents and 269 non-residents) were checked during the three-day operation. The officers issued 26 charges for fish- and wildlife-related offences, including:
- having more fish than the legal limit
- fishing without a licence
- importing illegal baitfish
- angling with extra lines
- camping without a permit.
They also issued 39 warnings, including:
To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).