St. Louis County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Sabin Lake, MN
- How big is Sabin Lake?
- How deep is Sabin Lake?
- What kind of fish can you catch in Sabin Lake?
- What are the closest cities to Sabin Lake?
- Are there places to stay in the Sabin Lake area?
- Are there boat launches on Sabin Lake?
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How big is Sabin Lake?
How deep is Sabin Lake?
What kind of fish can you catch in Sabin Lake?
Other fish species in the lake include Cisco (Tullibee), Common Shiner, Emerald Shiner, Golden Shiner, Hybrid Sunfish, Johnny Darter, Shorthead Redhorse, Spottail Shiner and White Sucker.
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Are there places to stay in the Sabin Lake area?
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Are there boat launches on Sabin Lake?
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History & Status of the Fishery
Sabin Lake is located approximately 4 miles NE of Biwabik near the recreation area known as Giants Ridge. There is a concrete boat ramp and dock located on the west side of the lake for public access.
Sabin is the most upstream lake on the Embarrass River. Fish may move between Sabin Lake and Wynne Lake (downstream) through a narrows that is navigable by boat except in very low flow periods. Lake bottom substrates along the shoreline of Sabin Lake consist mostly of rubble, gravel, sand, and boulder. Aquatic plants are sparse and grow to a depth of 6 feet. The most common plants are waterlilies and burreeds.
Results from the 2016 survey of Sabin Lake were similar to past assessments. Walleye were sampled in numbers slightly above average compared to other similar lakes in the area. Northern pike, bluegill and black crappie numbers indicate populations that are slightly below average by comparison to other similar area lakes.
Walleye numbers in 2016 (4.1/gill net) were slightly below the historic average for Sabin Lake. Walleye in Sabin are very slow growing. An walleye 11 inches was typically about 4 years old. The largest walleye sampled was 22.2 inches long which was the only walleye over 16 inches sampled in 2016.
Northern pike numbers in 2016 (1.6/gill net) were below the historic average for Sabin Lake. The average pike sampled was 20 inches long and the largest pike was just over 31 inches. Only two pike over 24 inches were sampled in the gill nets.
Bluegill abundance in 2016 (3.8/trap net) was nearly identical to the historic average for this lake. The average bluegill sampled was 7.6 inches long and about 5 years old. The largest bluegill sampled was 9.2 inches long. Fifty percent ot the bluegill sampled in 2016 were 8 inches or larger.
Black crappie numbers in 2016 (2.2/trap net) were slightly below the historic average for Sabin Lake. The average crappie sampled was 9.4 inches long and the largest crappie was 11.6 inches. Thirty percent of the crappie sampled in 2016 were 10 inches or larger.
What is the average air temp for Sabin Lake?
Are there any state parks near Sabin Lake?
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