John May, fishing on the morning of January 3, 2021, pulled up this nice 18.25 inch walleye on his tip up on the east side of Lake Sarah. Beautiful sunrise photo, Thanks for the photo Jeff!
2300 new lake Sarah "residents"
October 2020 - Marcus Zahn reports the LSIA stocked Sarah with 2,300 walleye fingerlings from Radermacher farms.
The walleyes are part of the LSIA's donor supported stocking program that has restocked our walleye population since 2001. This program is funded soleby by contributions with no financial assistance from the MN DNR. Consider donating to this vital and successful program using the link below.
Thank you to Joe Slavec for the use of his property and dock to stock this years fingerlings
Help support continued walleye stocking in lake Sarah! Click the Paypal button on left to donate to the stocking program with any major credit card or bank balance transfer. Your tax deductible donations are greatly appreciated!
BEFORE & NOW!
10 then 22 now (walleye that is)
Nadia with her 22" walleye caught on Fathers Day weekend 2019 on right and a younger Nadia with her 10" walleye caught in 2010. JOe reports she caught the recent 22 on a shad rap at 11am!
Thanks for sending in these photos Joe!
22.5 Todd Grams 02/12/19
This healthy 22 1/2" walleye caught by Paul Sydloski on February 12, 2019. photo submitted by Todd Grams.
Thanks for send the photo Todd!
If you catch a walleye in lake Sarah send us a photo with the size and date, we are tracking the success of our self funded walleye stocking program. Photos can be emailed to Brad Spencer via this link
1000 more walleye
move to lake Sarah
The Lake Sarah Association completed the 2018 stocking of walleye on October 25, 2018. Kent Roers and Marcus Zahn met Ron Rademacher to release the 1000+ walleye fingerlings from Joe Slavec's dock in the mid-lake channel. Since the programs inception in 2006 this program has introduced more than 290,000 walleye fry and 9,000 walleye fingerlings to lake Sarah.
Kaleb Surma caught 22” walleye trolling on June 30th, 2018
Earl Christy 24 - June 2018
This 24" walleye caught by 83 year old Earl Christy, was one of 3 walleyes he caught besting his 21.5" walleye last summer. He is the Duke of Earl" when it comes to Lake Sarah walleyes. Also pictured is his grandson Jacob Christy and Joe Baker.
LARGEST WALLEYE SO FAR REPORTED FROM LAKE SARAH
Caught by Ayden Fults (Lake Sarah Hgts) on Friday, December 29 as the sun was just starting to go down. Measured 25” and was thick and heavy!
Ayden has a YouTube channel called Ayden Outdoors where he posted a video of him putting this fish back in the water. He mentions its the biggest walleye caught on LS because we check the walleye catches every so often, and this was bigger than anything we’ve seen reported so far. Check out his YouTube channel, he’d love people to check out his videos (like the time we caught an owl on the east side of the lake)
Ayden Fults 25" walleye 12/29/2017
21.5" walleye caught 12/26/2017 on Sarah's east bay by Brent Lau
20" walleye caught by John Thongdara using a crappie jig on 9/2/2017
On June 9th 2017, Earl Christy from rural Nebraska visited Lake Sarah and caught this 21.5" walleye Holding the fish is Earl's son Randy, and his grandson Jacob. Special thanks to Mary VanBeusekom for her pontoon that made this day possible.
Earl Christy 21.5" June 9, 2017
Another nice walleye caught!
This dandy 16" walleye was caught by Jeff Knopik's son-in-law Sam on June 9, 2017.
Location and bait used is a family secret LOL.
Thanks for sending the photo Jeff!
18" WALLEYE CAUGHT BY BEN EVJEN
JUNE 3, 2017
12.5" walleye caught on super bowl Sunday 2/5/17 on lake Sarah
by John Zitzloff, the grandson of Eileen Klaers.
Thanks for sending us your photo!
Walleye Stocking continues!
Volunteers from the Lake Sarah Improvement Association (LSIA) stocked our lake with another 1000 walleye fingerlings on 10/25/16. LSIA Director Brent Lau worked with Ron Rademacher of Radermacher Ponds to place these walleyes into the lake.
Radermacher Ponds, lic# 98, Waconia, MN
ThankYou to all the lake neighbors who contribute to our increasing walleye population!
December 2016 - 18" Lake Sarah walleye was caught on 12/28/16 by a friend of Jeff Pitzenberger. The same angler also reported a healthy 16" walleye caught on December 29.
June 2015 - Joe Baker - 19.5" walleye caught on 6/14/15 in Sarah on a jig and a leech. Joe also caught a 17.5" the same day.
May 2014 - Joe Baker reports catching a nice healthy 16" walleye at an undisclosed location on lake Sarah.
February 2013 - reports of two 18" walleyes caught by Kraig Smeby on lake Sarah's west bay and a 16.5" walleye caught on the east bay by Jeff Pitzenberger
June 28, 2012 - Jen Howell (S. Lake Sarah Drive) reports catching a 12" walleye followed by a 14" walleye (photo in album below) within 5 minutes of each other on June 28, 2012 using a white Mister Twister on lake Sarah's west bay.
First 16" walleye caught -Doug Lawman with the first 16" walleye caught in Lake Sarah since the stocking program was initiated. Doug caught the new record on August 6, 2011 on a Mepps spinner cast from his dock eclipsing the 15" walleye caught by his son a few weeks prior. Congratulations Doug!
The Lake Sarah stocking program is entirely funded by contributions as the Minnesota DNR has to date declined to assist, anyone wishing to contribute to the walleye stocking program should contact any Lake Sarah Improvement Association Board Member for information.
Walleye's caught! photo album click on any of the photos below for more detailed info and full size image. If you catch a walleye on lake Sarah please email us your photo with the date and length of the fish so we can continue to track the progress of our stocking efforts!
The result of prior years stocking effort! A healthy 13" walleye caught in June 2010 and released by Jen Howell.
Following several years of privately funded (no assistance from the MN DNR) walleye stocking, reports of walleyes being caught started coming in. A few small unconfirmed reports in the summer of 2009 followed by a wave of walleye catching stories in 2010 and 2011! Anyone catching a walleye in lake sarah is encouraged to report the size of the fish and date of catch to this website (email). Photos of the catch will be published if provided.
The Lake Sarah Walleyes, Lake Sarah Improvement Association, and contributing citizens encourage release of all walleye caught until such a time as the population can build to a sustainable level.
Thank you to all those who have contributed to the stocking fund and to those who have actively worked to bring the walleyes back to Lake Sarah!
Walleyes Caught! Reports
February 9, 2013 - Kraig Smeby reportedly caught 2 walleyes each 18" on the west bay through the ice for a new record! Jeff Pitzenberger caught a 16.5" walleye on the east bay.
August 5, 2012 - Doug Lawman (Woodhill) 14" walleye caught near Campbell's wswimraft at 1:30pm.
June 28, 2012 - Jen Howell (S. Lake Sarah Drive) reports catching a 12" walleye followed by a 14" walleye (photo in album below) within 5 minutes of each other using a white Mister Twister on lake Sarah's west bay.
June 12, 2012 - Mark Shepperd (fishing with Brent Lau of S. Lake sarah Dr.) 12.5" walleye on Lake Sarah's east bay using a jig with a plastic worm.
August 6, 2011, report from Doug Lawman - caught a 16" walleye eclipsing his son's previous report. Caught from his dock off Woodhill Dr. also on a Mepps spinner. walleye released.
June 2011, report from Jessie L. - caught a 15" walleyecasting a Mepps spinner from his dock. Released.
June 25, 2010 report from Mario Crespo -caught a small Walleye on June 25th, just southwest of the channel. It was only about 12" long but it looked very healthy (put up a good fight for a little guy).
June 18, 2010 report from the Howell's - I just wanted to let you know that my wife caught another 13" walleye tonight, 6/17, at about 9pm. It was caught at the same place as the other two. I forgot to mention in my last e-mail what they were caught with. The first two were caught with an orange mister twister. Today's was caught with an orange/yellow swim'n grub. June 16, 2010 report from the Smeby's - Kraig Smeby caught & released a 7" walleye on Memorial weekend. June 13, 2020 - Joe reports that Nadia S. caught an 8" walleye this am and he caught a 12" in the pm today.
June 9, 2010 report from Joe S. - Just wanted to let you know the signs of success are showing up! In addition to the 12" walleye I caught on the opener morning - my friend's young kid caught one a week later, I caught 4 over the weekend with my Dad, Fred Lang Jr. reported catching one yesterday, and Bob Beadle told me of a friend of his who caught one all in the period of 2 weeks. They are all in the 10-12" category although Fred Lang Jr. claims his was a little bigger.
Walleye Opener success!Joe S. reports catching hisfirst walleye in Lake Sarah on Saturday morning 5/15/10 am at 6:04 am off the dock. The walleye measured 12" long and looked very healthy!