Scott Walsh reports the MN DNR has added 3 more concrete panels to the boat ramp effectively extending the ramp to deeper water hopefully making our public access safer and easier to use. Thank you to the MNDNR for their assistance in time for fall boat removal!
The most recent surface water level reading was 979.29' (east bay) on October 15, 2017
This can be compared to the initial reading this season of 979.07 on 4/1/17 and the final reading last fall on December 6, 2016 of 979.65' and the Ordinary High Water Level for Sarah of 979.90'. Thank you to Cindy Keating (west bay) and Fred Lang (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!
More information and historical data on water levels canbe found on the Water Levels page of this website
An amazing fish story!
Tom Larson and his son Dalton were heading out fishing on the late afternoon of 9/20/2017. Upon leaving the dock in their pontoon, Tom noticed what looked like a red plastic bag in the water. Not liking litter in the lake, Tom went over to remove pick it up and found this instead. A 32" Northern with a 20" walleye stuck in its mouth (see photos below). The red was the gills of the large northern. Unfortunately by the time they were found both had perished. However they had not been dead long and several nice meals of northern and walleye were obtained. I am sure will be talking about their find for quite some time.
Thanks for Sharing Tom and Dalton!
Fish are biting on Sarah!
Don't forget to help support our walleye stocking program, recent fishing successes are showing the results of our privately funded program. For more information on how to make a tax deductible contribution please visit our walleyes caught webpage!
20" walleye caught by John Thongdara using a crappie jig on 9/2/2017
Northern Pike caught by Billy R.
Nice Bass caught by Danny R.
AIS Found and treated!
Volunteers monitor our lake for invasive plant species, these lake neighbors have been supplied with information and training through various programs. Recently one of our volunteers, Scott Walsh spotted a small growth of purple loostrife along the shore of the west bay. Scott reported the discovery, confirmed the plants identity, contacted the property owners, and then treated the invasive with an appropriate herbicide.
Way to go Scott! Thank you for your preventing the spread of this invasive to our lake and thank you to all the volunteers for their continued contributions to our lake community!
No-wake ordinance updated
The no-wake ordinance for lake Sarah was amended by the Cities of Greenfield and Independence in July 2017. The updated ordinance included minor text improvements plus a change to the whole lake no-wake removal procedure to require 3 consecutive days below 981.10 for removal of wake restriction following implementation. The updated ordinance can be found on the No-wake ordinance information page on this website. Questions may be directed to the city office of either City.
Elections for LSIA Board and Officer positions were held at the Summer membership meeting preceding the Picnic on July 23, 2017.
Thank you to departing Board members: Melissa Ullberg, Michele Sebenaler, Andy Lewis, and Reid Lau, your service to our community is greatly appreciated!
Welcome to our newly elected Board members; Scott Beaupre, Bill Scandrett, and Andy Althauser!
Lake Sarah Picnic 2017 - photo by Mike Peterson
29th Annual Lake Sarah Summer Picnic Sunday, July 23, 2017
The annual Lake Sarah summer picnic was held on Sunday July 23rd at Jorgenson's "park". It was attended by well over 100 neighbors! We were entertained once again by the very talented “Soul Sisters” group. This year LSIA provided yummy fried and grilled chicken and families brought lots of food to share. The ever popular Kube tournament was won this year by Paul Klesmit and Ginny Cook. The children loved bouncing for hours in the jump house. A brief LSIA meeting was held and three new board members were elected. A huge THANK YOU to all who helped to make this summer tradition a big success and to Ron & Mary Jorgenson for hosting the vent on their property!
Photos from this years event (in viewer below) provided by Mike Peterson - Thanks Mike!
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 2015-16 Minnesota Snowmobile Regs , Personal Watercraft Regs , 2016 MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the 2016 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.