They must be reading these posts. I've fished Bangs for several years alot(10+ trips a season if ice allows) and have never got checked there.....until last night!
The WPD office was cruising around on a side by side checking anyone and everyone. My daughter was thrilled because she just turned 16 in October and had never been checked before. It was cool to see her proud of being legal and licensed!
Officer was nice although he parked right behind our shanty and when he went to start his SxS, he accidentally hit the siren. I about soiled myself..LOL. His response, "sorry in there, I hate when I do that..." It was actually funny.
Oh, BTW. We pounded them pretty good yesterday. We started as Pistakee then moved to Bangs about noon. There was HUGE crowd in the 14-15 FOW water out in front of Lindys so we decided to tuck in a little closer to the shore and fish the "hole" as there was only one shack there. Lots of open holes from the morning shift so we went from hole to hole looking for stacked fish. We found them pretty quickly and set up on top of them and hit them steady until dark. Don't know how many total we caught, but we kept 11 gills that were over our strict 9" keeper range and one crappie that was just shy of 13"
We were on an ATV and the top of the ice is getting soft. Gonna be iffy for machines by next weekend if the weather holds. Walkers should be OK, but not looking good.