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Sisseton Lake

Martin County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Sisseton Lake, MN


How big is Sisseton Lake?
Sisseton Lake is approximately 138 sq acres (0.6 sq km) in size with 3 miles (4.5 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Sisseton Lake?
Sisseton Lake is approximately 19 feet (5.8 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Sisseton Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bigmouth Buffalo, Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Carp, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, White Crappie, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Sisseton Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Bluntnose Minnow, Fathead Minnow, Freshwater Drum, Golden Shiner, Green Sunfish, Johnny Darter, Quillback, Spottail Shiner and White Sucker.



What are the closest cities to Sisseton Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Fairmont, MN, Northrop, MN and Granada, MN.

Are there places to stay in the Sisseton Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Sisseton Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there boat launches on Sisseton Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Sisseton Lake. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Are there places to eat and drink near Sisseton Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

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History & Status of the Fishery

Sisseton is a 140 acre lake of which 100 acres are 15 feet deep or less. The lake has a maximum depth of 19.0 feet and is located within the city limits of Fairmont in Martin County. Walleye are managed primarily on the lake while yellow perch, bluegill, channel catfish and crappie are managed secondarily. Sisseton is stocked every other year with walleye fingerlings and is due to be stocked again in 2006. Presently the DNR is working with a landowner on the Northeast side of the lake to restore approximately 300 feet of shoreline to natural conditions.Results of our netting in 2005 indicated that the walleye population is similar to other lakes like Sisseton. The gill net catch rate was 4.0 walleye per net. An expected catch rate for lakes similar to Sisseton would range from 1.2 to 6.3. Lengths of walleye sampled in gill nets ranged from 10.8 to 18.0 inches and averaged 12.9 inches. Three different ages of walleye were sampled during the assessment. Two of the ages coincided with years we stocked fingerlings while one coincided with a year we stocked walleye fry.Catch rates for yellow perch appeared to be down a little from the last two assessments which were done in 2001 and 1997, however the population is still similar to other lakes like Sisseton. Lengths of yellow perch ranged from 5.9 to 10.2 inches and averaged 7.6 inches.Sisseton has a good crappie population with both white and black crappie present. An obvious difference between the two is that a white crappie has vertical lines on the body where a black crappie doesn't. Lengths of crappie sampled in our trap nets ranged from 3.1 to 11.0 inches and aveaged about 9.4 inches. Four different ages of crappie were sampled during the 2005 assessment.The bluegill trap net catch rate of 2.6 was below the typical range of 7.5 to 62.5 fish per net we would expect for lakes similar to Sisseton. There were some very nice bluegill captured in our nets however. Lengths ranged from 3.3 to 9.2 inches and the average weight was 0.5 pounds. Six different ages of bluegill were captured in trap nets indicating that they have good reproductive success.This was the first time since 1997 channel catfish were sampled in trap nets in Sisseton. Lengths of channel catfish ranged from 19.5 to 25.8 inches and averaged 4.4 pounds. Six of the fish aged were eight years old while one fish was nine years of age.Other species sampled included largemouth bass, black bullheads, freshwater drum, carp, yellow bullheads, white suckers, and golden shiners.To promote and maintain healthy fish populations, pollution and other inputs need to be controlled. Fish habitats are directly affected by water quality. Nutrient, sediment and other inputs can drastically alter the biological, chemical, and physical components of a lake. It is paramount to maintain if not improve the current water quality of Sisseton Lake through watershed management to preserve this fishery for future generations to enjoy.


What is the average air temp for Sisseton Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Sisseton Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 43°F (6°C) to a low around 24°F (-4°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

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Willmert Lake (Main Bay) 6.3 mi 335 8 ft
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East Chain Lake 9.1 mi 481 6 ft
Iowa Lake 10.1 mi 705 9.4 ft
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