DNR: Walleye poachers near Baudette were 48 fish over their limit
Twin Cities trio busted on Rainy River during opening weekend of the deer season
November 17, 2021
Three Twin Cities area men who went fishing instead of hunting during opening weekend of the deer season were caught poaching walleyes and saugers from Rainy River and Lake of the Woods, according to charges against them.
Conservation Officer Corey Sura caught onto the group's activity Sunday afternoon while they were launching their boat into the river at Wheeler's Point Public Access near Baudette, Minn. They initially denied having an overabundance of fish, but their stash was uncovered when the game warden heard a flopping noise.
In total, the three men were busted for possessing 72 walleyes and saugers, 48 over their combined limit.