If you fish Sarah you need to read this and take action!
The sign at right has been posted at our public access (to the right of the dock)
MN DNR Department of Fisheries is once again proposing special fishing regulations for our lake Sarah.
Previously the DNR has proposed Muskie stocking, protective size slots for Northern Pike to build larger trophy size fish, but denied our request to establish a protective size slot or financially support our walleye stocking program.
We need to weigh in on this proposal! Act now or these special regulations might actually be enacted for 2021! A group of interested persons will likely be formed to attend the public input session this fall, if you wish to join us email Brad Spencer
To take the survey click this link or scan the QR code to the right with your phone
The Lake Sarah Improvement Association summer newsletter has been released. The .newsletter was distributed via email link to all known lake Sarah emails, if you did not receive a copy contact Ann Horn and have your email added to the LSIA distribution list.
The most recent water level reading was 978.78' on August 11, 2020 (east bay gauge)
This can be compared to the initial reading this spring of 979.58 on 4/5/20, the final reading last fall on November 6, 2019 of 979.47' and the Ordinary High Water Level for Sarah of 979.90'.
Thank you to Cindy Keating (west bay) and the Spencer family (east bay) who continue to volunteer their time to monitor our lakes’ water levels for the MN DNR, LSIA, and our website for yet another year!
Great turnout in the 90 degree sunshine for this year's 4th of July parade - 23 watercraft participated making this year a tie for the largest parade in it's history (assuming my memory is reliable). Thank you to all the participants and shoreline Spectators!
Special shout out to Sarah Evjen (parade chaiperson) and Nate Uselding (parade leader), this 24th annual Independence Day Parade would not have happened without your help!
Photos below by Brad Spencer. Families who would like full size images of their parade entry shouldemail meand I'll send them to you.
1st time to my knowledge in the 2+ decades we've lived here that a loon family has stayed and hatched a chick.
Make sure you stay clear of the nest should you accidentally discover it!
Photos submitted by Scott Walsh and Joe Baker
Many of the questions emailed to this site regard illegal or inconsiderate snowmobile, atv, boat or pwc operation or fishing/hunting violation questions. To report illegal vehicular activity you should contactHennepin County Sheriff Water Patrol (612)596-9880, or West Hennepin Public Safety (763)479-0500, The Water Patrol will not issue a citation for offenses they do not witness. They may issue a citation if the witness agrees sign the complaint (much like a citizens arrest). If you plan on filing charges against an individual you should make note of the date, time, vehicle description and license number, identity or good description of the operator. A side note; If the offender wishes to appear in court you may be required to appear as witness / accuser. To report hunting or fishing violations call DNR area Conservation Officer Officer Name: Brent Grewe Phone: (763) 205-6014, DNR Enforcement (651)582-1502, ororTIP (turn in poachers) toll free hotline 800-652-9093.Click the blue text for a copy of the 2017-18 Minnesota Snowmobile Regs , Personal Watercraft Regs , 2019 MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the 2019 MN Fishing Regulations , in Adobe Acrobat Reader format (.pdf).
Lake Sarah (MN DNR #27-0191) is located in sections 1 and 2, township 118, range 24; and in sections 34 and 35, township 119, range 24, Hennepin County, Minnesota. GPS 45°4'19"N 93°41'24"W surrounded by the Minnesota cities of Independence, Greenfield, Loretto, Medina, and Rockford. Click here to view a Google hybrid map of lake Sarah. Suggestions for content and services to be provided by this site are always welcome!E-mail this websitewith your feedback, suggestions, comments or ideas.