Frank Schneider Tournament - Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Inspections

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YOU MAY DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE BOAT INSPECTION CARD AND HAVE YOUR BOAT INSPECTED BEFORE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 IF YOU PLAN TO REGISTER THAT DAY.

AIS Boat Inspections

Regulations require that each boat participating in the Frank Schneider tournament be inspected for aquatic invasive species at an official inspection location during the week prior to the tournament before it is put into any tournament waters for fishing or pre-fishing. The ONLY exception is if the boat has been in the same body of water you will be fishing and nowhere else for a minimum of 30 days prior to the tournament or any pre-fishing. 

Included in the confirmation information mailed to each participant is a green Boat Inspection Card. Every contestant must check one of the choices on the left-hand side of the card and complete the box on the lower right-hand side. If you checked choice number 3, please complete the upper portion on the right-hand side of the card when you r boat is inspected. If the inspector indicates that your boat must be decontaminated, please fill out that portion of the card.  

Most popular fishing/recreation lakes throughout the state have inspectors at the boat ramps. If you go boating/fishing during the week before the tournament or Labor Day weekend, take the card with you and have your boat inspected. Make sure you get the information wheb you pull out to be able to complete the card. If your boat is in the driveway, take the time to have it inspected before you driveto the tournament area or before you pick up your tournament packet on Thursday, September 8.

No tournament buttons or packets will be released without a completed green Boat Inspection Card.

Tournament Area Inspection Locations

Cass County will have inspectors until 5;30 pm September 8 at Walker City Park. The inspectors will then move to the Northern Lights Casino parking lot and be there until 10 pm. 

Keep checking the DNR website at www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/watercraft_inspect/courtesydecon.html for other DNR locations in your area. 

We encourage you to pre-register for the tournament. If you want to wait until Thursday, September 8 to register at One Stop, Reed's, or Gander Mountain-Bemidji, you are still responsible for having your boat inspected if needed to recieve your tournament packet. Please know that most inspection stations will be closed by 5 pm, so you may not be able to find an inspection station until the next morning.

The following is a schedule of some specific Inspection locations around the state that have been confirmed. If you dont find a lake that works for you, please refer to the AIS Contact info sheets below this schedule.

 

Aug 29th: Lake Carlos-West Access, Douglas County 9 AM-5 PM
  Lake Victoria, Douglas County 9 AM-5 PM
  Detroit Lake-South Access, Becker County 9 AM-5 PM
  Lake Plantagenet, Hubbard County 10AM-6PM
  Lake Koronis, Stearns County, 8AM-3PM
  Lake Waconia, Carver County, 8AM-3PM
  Mississippi River - South St. Paul, Dakota County, 8AM-3PM
  Forest Lake West, Washington County, 8AM-3PM
   
Aug 30th: Lake Carlos-West Access, Douglas County 9 AM-5 PM
  Le Homme Dieu-Kruegers Creek Access, Douglas County 9 AM-5 PM
  Lake Geneva, Douglas County 9 AM- 5 PM
  Lake Plantagenet, Hubbard County 10AM-6PM
  Lake Koronis, Stearns County, 8AM-3PM
  Lake Waconia, Carver County, 8AM-3PM
  White Bear Lake, Ramsey County, 8AM-3PM
  Chisago Lake, Chisago County, 8AM-3PM
   
Aug 31st: Lake Geneva, Douglas County 9 AM-5 PM
  Lake Plantagenet, Hubbard County 10AM-6PM
  Lake Koronis, Stearns County, 8AM-3PM
  Chisago Lake, Chisago County, 8AM-3PM
  Rush Lake - East, Chisago County, 8AM-3PM
   
Sept. 1st: Lake Plantagenet, Hubbard County 10AM-6PM
  Lake Koronis, Stearns County, 8AM-3PM
  Lake Waconia, Carver County, 8AM-3PM
  White Bear Lake, Ramsey County, 8AM-3PM
  St. Croix River - Boom Site Landing, Washington County, 8AM-3PM
   
Sept 2nd: Cass Lake-Hwy 2 access, Cass County 9 AM-5 PM
  Le Homme Dieu-Kruegers Creek Access, Douglas County 9 AM- 5 PM
  West Battle Lake-East Access, Otter Tail County 9AM-5PM
  Lake Plantagenet, Hubbard County 11AM-7PM
  Lake Koronis, Stearns County, 8AM-3PM
  Lower Prior Lake - Sand Point Beach Park, Scott County, 8AM-3PM
  White Bear Lake, Ramsey County, 8AM-3PM
  St. Croix River - Boom Site Landing, Washington County, 8AM-3PM
   
Sept 3rd: Miltona- NE access, Douglas County 9 AM- 5 PM
  Pelican Lake-West Access, Otter Tail County 9 AM-5 PM
  Leech Lake-Walker Access, Cass County, 9 AM-5 PM
  Cass Lake-Hwy 2 Access, Cass County, 9 AM- 5 PM
  Leech Lake-Erickson’s Landing, Cass County 9 AM- 5 PM
  Lake Plantagenet, Hubbard County 11AM-7PM
  Lake Koronis, Stearns County, 8AM-3PM
  White Bear Lake, Ramsey County, 8AM-3PM
  Chisago Lake, Chisago County, 8AM-3PM
  St. Croix River - Afton Bluffs Landing, Washington County, 8AM-3PM
   
Sept 4th: Le Homme Dieu-Kruegers Creek Access, Douglas County 9 AM- 5 PM
  West Battle Lake-East Access, Otter Tail County 9 AM-5 PM
  Cass Lake-Hwy 2 Access, Cass County 9 AM-5 PM
  Leech Lake-Erickson’s Landing, Cass County 9 AM- 5 PM
  Lake Koronis, Stearns County, 8AM-3PM
  Rum River, Anoka County, 8AM-3PM
  Chisago Lake, Chisago County, 8AM-3PM
  St. Croix River - Afton Bluffs Landing, Washington County, 8AM-3PM
   
Sept 5th: Pelican Lake-West Access, Otter Tail County 9 AM- 5 PM
  Cass Lake-Hwy 2 Access, Cass County 9 AM- 5 PM
  Lake Plantagenet, Hubbard County 10AM-6PM
  Lake Koronis, Stearns County, 8AM-3PM
  Rum River, Anoka County, 8AM-3PM
   
Sept 6th: Lake Koronis, Stearns County, 8AM-3PM
  Lower Prior Lake - Sand Point Beach Park, Scott County, 8AM-3PM
  White Bear Lake, Ramsey County, 8AM-3PM
   
Sept 7th: Lower Prior Lake - Sand Point Beach Park, Scott County, 8AM-3PM
   
Sept 8th: Le Homme Dieu-Kruegers Creek Access, Douglas County 9 AM-5 PM
  Detroit Lake-South Access, Becker County 9 AM- 5 PM
  Mississippi River - Sartell Landing, Stearns County, 8AM-3PM
  Upper Prior Lake, Scott County, 8AM-3PM
  White Bear Lake, Ramsey County, 8AM-3PM
  St. Croix River - Boom Site Landing, Washington County, 8AM-3PM
   
Sept 9th: Lake Carlos-West Access, Douglas County 9 AM- 5PM
  Detroit Lake-South Access, Becker County 9 AM- 5 PM
  Lake Plantagenet, Hubbard County 10AM-6PM

Below is a list of different DNR and County AIS personel that can help you find an inspection station near you.

DNR Contacts        
AIS Specialists Name Phone # Email Notes/Link to shedule
Park Rapids Nicole Kovar 218-732-8960 nicole.kovar@state.mn.us  
Grand Rapids Richard Rezanka 218-328-8821 richard.rezanka@state.mn.us  
Lake City Cole Czech 651-345-3331 ext 227 cole.czech@state.mn.us  
St. Cloud Christine Jurek 320-223-7847 Christine.jurek@state.mn.us  
St. Paul Keegan Lund 651-259-5828 Keegan.Lund@state.mn.us  
St. Paul Kylie Cattoor 651-259-5729 Kylie.Cattoor@state.mn.us  
Hutchindon Tim Plude 320-234-2550 ext 238 timothy.plude@state.mn.us  
New Ulm Allison Gamble 507-362-8786 Allison.Gamble@state.mn.us  
Watercraft Inspection Program        
Fergus Falls Michael Bolinski 218-739-7576 Michael.Bolinski@state.mn.us  
Brainard Keri Hull 218-203-4357 Keri.Hull@state.mn.us  
Brainard Jessamyn Foley 218-203-4356 jessamyn.foley@state.mn.us  
St. Cloud Evan Freeman 320-223-7845 Evan.Freeman@state.mn.us Call or email for inspection dates and times.
St. Paul Sara Okstad 651-315-3387 Sara.Okstad@state.mn.us  
St. Paul Christine Hokkala-Kuhns 651-259-5835 christine.hokkala-kuhns@state.mn.us  
St. Paul Jeannine Howland 651-259-5849 jeannine.howland@state.mn.us  
Local AIS Prevention        
St. Paul Tina Wolbers 651-259-5146 tina.wolbers@state.mn.us  
Brainard Phil Hunsicker 218-203-4355 Philip.hunsicker@state.mn.us  
         
         
Counties Name Phone # Email Notes/Link to shedule
Aitkin        
Anoka Jessica L. Leverty   jessica.leverty@co.anoka.mn.us Schedule will be set closer to the tournament dates. Email if information is needed.
Becker Karl Koenig 218-849-6438 kikoeni@co.becker.mn.us Email reply sent to Eric Bakke with inspection schedule. Questtions call Karl Koenig 1-218-849-6438. Becker county will have up to 20 inspector out between Aug 29- Sept9th at verious landings.
Beltrami        
Benton NA NA NA Benton County has no boat inspection program. Closest inspection sites Wright County.
Big Stone NA NA NA Big Stone County has no boat inspection locations.
Blue Earth        
Brown        
Carlton        
Carver Drew Dickhart 952-361-1871 adickhart@co.carver.mn.us The best bet for participants to receive an inspection would be to stop in at the Lake Waconia West DNR Public Access off of HWY 5 in Waconia. Inspectors will be on duty Wed Aug. 31 – Sunday Sept. 4 from 5 am through 8pm and we will have our decontamination unit on site Saturday Sept. 3 from 12-8pm. Another option would be at the Lotus Lake access in Chanhassen. Inspectors are stationed there 7 days a week from 6am – 8pm.
Cass Rima Smith-Keprios 218-547-7324 rima.smith.keprios@co.cass.mn.us  
Chippewa        
Chisago Jerry P. Spetzman 651-213-8383 jerry.spetzman@chisagocounty.us Call for dates and times of inspection stations.
Chisago Susanna Wilson Witkowski 651-213-8380 susanna.wilson@chisagocounty.us Call for dates and times of inspection stations.
Chisago Mike Sorensen 651-395-5857 mike.sorensen@clflwd.org Call for dates and times of inspection stations.
Clay        
Clearwater        
Cook        
Cottonwood        
Crow Wing        
Dakota        
Douglas Justin Swart 320-762-3864 justins@co.douglas.mn.us www.mndnr.gov/courtesydecon
Faribault        
Freeborn        
Goodhue        
Grant        
Hennepin        
Houston        
Hubbard Bob Gack 218-255-5718    
Hubbard Bill DonCarlos 218-732-3890 ext 2376 bdoncarlos@co.hubbard.mn.us Refer to schedule above.
Isanti        
Itasca Bill Grantges 218-259-8797 bill@grantges.net Call for dates and times of inspection stations.
Jackson        
Kanabec        
Kandiyohi Stephanie Felt   stephanie.felt@kcmn.us 4 Seasons Lawn and Beach providez free decontamination seven days a week. The hotline number to call is 320-214-6730. They can set up decon appointments
Kittson        
Koochiching        
Lac qui Parle        
Lake Derrick Passe   derrick.passe@co.lake.mn.us Call for dates and times of inspection stations.
Lake of the Woods        
Le Sueur        
Lincoln        
Lyon        
Mahnomen        
Marshall        
Martin        
McLeod Emily Gable 320-864-1482 emily.gable@co.mcleod.mn.us Call for more information.
Meeker        
Mille Lacs None     Contact Brainard DNR Watercraft Inspector - Keri Hull
Morrison        
Mower        
Murray        
Nicollet        
Nobles        
Norman        
Olmsted        
Otter Tail        
Pennington        
Pine        
Polk        
Pope        
Ramsey        
Red Lake        
Redwood        
Renville        
Rice        
Roseau        
Scott        
Sherburne        
Sibley        
St. Louis Michael Scharenbroich 218-725-5023 scharenbroichm@stlouiscountymn.gov Call for more information.
Stearns        
Steele        
Stevens        
Swift        
Todd        
Traverse        
Wabasha        
Wadena        
Waseca        
Washington        
Watonwan        
Wilkin        
Winona Amanda Gentry 507-532-2171 ext 114 amanda.gentry@winonaswcd.com Call or email to setup a time to meet and get inspected
Wright        
Yellow Medicine        

 

Contact tournament director, Eric Bakke - 612-202-7169, who will be able to direct you to other inspection sites in the area.