The previously scheduled October 19, 2020 Lake Sarah Improvement Association Fall Membership meeting has been cancelled due to concerns related to COVID-19. Look for communication from the lake Association for more information
Walleye stocking continues!
2,200 walleye stocked in Sarah on 10/7/2020 off Joe Slavec’s dock by Marcus Zahn with fingerlings from Ron Radermacher.
Dock and lift removal is important time to check for invasive species
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds lake property owners to check boats and trailers, docks and boat lifts, and all other water-related equipment for invasive species when removing equipment for seasonal storage.
While it’s always important to look for invasive species on boats, docks and other equipment, it is especially important at this time of year. Several new zebra mussel confirmations in recent years were initially reported by people removing docks, boats and boat lifts.
“Lake property owners play an important role in detecting invasive species, by carefully examining equipment when taking it out of the water at the end of the season,” said Heidi Wolf, DNR invasive species unit supervisor.
Minnesota law requires that docks and lifts remain out of the water for at least 21 days after removal from a waterbody before they can be placed into another body of water. In addition, anyone who transports a dock or lift from a shoreline property to another location for storage or repair may need a permit to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
The DNR recommends these steps for lake property owners:
Look on the posts, wheels and underwater support bars of docks and lifts, as well as any parts of boats, pontoons and rafts that may have been submerged in water for an extended period.
Hire DNR-permitted lake service provider businesses to remove boats, docks, lifts and other water-related equipment. They have been trained on Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws and have experience identifying and removing invasive species.
The most recent water level reading was 978.44 on October 6, 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!
LAKE SARAH featured in Youtube star's bass fishing series
Some folks might have noticed Tyler's Reel Fishing bass boat on Sarah the weekend of July 25, 2020. We were curious so my daughter followed him on YouTube and waited for his video to post. (His video on "frog" fishing is really interesting and he shows off the lake Sarah largemouth bass population nicely)
Tyler Anderson, a Texas A&M University telecommunications major in the class of 2019, is one such creator. His YouTube channel, TylersReelFishing, has more than 112,000 subscribers, and he’s uploaded more than 800 videos that have garnered 15 million total views in just five years.
A new feature article from Dolores Ullstrom!
There is a Ringer on Woodhill Drive
Featuring stories and interviews with longtime lake Sarah resident and former Loretto Postmaster Marlys Timm!
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.
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.