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Area Lakes

Whether you prefer boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, skiing, or tubing, Fairmont is the place to be. With a chain of five lakes inside city limits featuring 14 miles of shoreline and 49 lakes throughout Martin County, your options never run dry.

Amber Lake

180 Acres | 19 Feet Deep | 2.2 Miles of Shoreline

The final member of Fairmont’s chain of lakes is relatively featureless, but don’t let that fool you, Amber is full of panfish. DNR reports that more crappies were sampled in 2001 than ever before. The east shoreline is great for both bass and northern pike. Channel catfish were also more abundant, averaging about 15 inches long, thus providing a bonus species.

Budd Lake

224 Acres | 23 Feet Deep | 2.23 Miles of Shoreline

DNR surveys note an abundance of channel catfish which averaged 15.83 inches in length, with walleyes averaging 14.44 inches. This lake’s small size and bowl-like basin make it great for fishing weed edges and breaks around the lake.

Lake George

84 Acres | 11 Feet Deep | 2.59 Miles of Shoreline

A very productive lake, this shallow bowl retains an ample supply of walleyes, crappies, perch, and bluegills. In 2001, statistics reveal that walleye size ranged from 7 to 22 inches with several around 16 inches. Many crappies were sampled in the 7.5 to 9 inch range. The public fishing pier in Lincoln Park is a great fishing spot.

Hall Lake

513 Acres | 27 Feet Deep | 4.12 Miles of Shoreline

Hall is not noted for bass, however, it can be a sleeper as few people are looking for them. Most of the activity here is toward walleyes, with the average lengths being 19.79 inches. The experts describe Hall Lake as a “good overall fishery.” In addition to walleye, Hall is noted for its perch, crappies, and northern pike. However, it is probably the best lake in Fairmont for catching catfish.

Sisseton Lake

140 Acres | 19 Feet Deep | 2.78 Miles of Shoreline

Lake Sisseton’s shoreline rock structure make it a good environment for breeding perch. In addition to deeper water, it has a weed line. This lake is good to excellent for walleye, largemouth bass, and bluegills. However, since it is connected with other lakes, fish movement is common.

Big Twin Lake

457 Acres | 18 Feet Deep

Cedar Lake

710 Acres | 7 feet deep

East Chain Lake

485 Acres | 6 Feet Deep

Fox Lake

1041 Acres | 20 Feet Deep

Iowa Lake

812 Acres | 9 Feet Deep

Okamanpeedan

2,294 Acres | 6 Feet Deep

Amber Lake

180 Acres | 19 Feet Deep | 2.2 Miles of Shoreline

The final member of Fairmont’s chain of lakes is relatively featureless, but don’t let that fool you, Amber is full of panfish. DNR reports that more crappies were sampled in 2001 than ever before. The east shoreline is great for both bass and northern pike. Channel catfish were also more abundant, averaging about 15 inches long, thus providing a bonus species.

Budd Lake

224 Acres | 23 Feet Deep | 2.23 Miles of Shoreline

DNR surveys note an abundance of channel catfish which averaged 15.83 inches in length, with walleyes averaging 14.44 inches. This lake’s small size and bowl-like basin make it great for fishing weed edges and breaks around the lake.

Lake George

84 Acres | 11 Feet Deep | 2.59 Miles of Shoreline

A very productive lake, this shallow bowl retains an ample supply of walleyes, crappies, perch, and bluegills. In 2001, statistics reveal that walleye size ranged from 7 to 22 inches with several around 16 inches. Many crappies were sampled in the 7.5 to 9 inch range. The public fishing pier in Lincoln Park is a great fishing spot.

Hall Lake

513 Acres | 27 Feet Deep | 4.12 Miles of Shoreline

Hall is not noted for bass, however, it can be a sleeper as few people are looking for them. Most of the activity here is toward walleyes, with the average lengths being 19.79 inches. The experts describe Hall Lake as a “good overall fishery.” In addition to walleye, Hall is noted for its perch, crappies, and northern pike. However, it is probably the best lake in Fairmont for catching catfish.

Sisseton Lake

140 Acres | 19 Feet Deep | 2.78 Miles of Shoreline

Lake Sisseton’s shoreline rock structure make it a good environment for breeding perch. In addition to deeper water, it has a weed line. This lake is good to excellent for walleye, largemouth bass, and bluegills. However, since it is connected with other lakes, fish movement is common.

Big Twin Lake

457 Acres | 18 Feet Deep

Cedar Lake

710 Acres | 7 feet deep

East Chain Lake

485 Acres | 6 Feet Deep

Fox Lake

1041 Acres | 20 Feet Deep

Iowa Lake

812 Acres | 9 Feet Deep

Okamanpeedan

2,294 Acres | 6 Feet Deep

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