Black Lake offers some of the finest fishing water in New York State. Internationally famous for its Large and Small Mouth Bass, anglers can also enjoy Northern Pike, Catfish, Bullhead, and excellent pan fishing.
Crappie fishing is still the most prevalent on Black Lake. There are only a few other lakes in New York State that can boast abundant Crappie fishing all year. There is also a chance of hooking a Walleyed Pike or a Muskie.
Black Lake is St. Lawrence County's largest lake. Covering an area of almost 11,000 acres, it is approximately 20 miles long by 3 1/2 miles at its widest point. A long shoreline combined with the many islands, offer the angler a variety of fishing structures. Sandbars and weedbeds, shoals and drop offs are abundant and make for perfect habitats for bass, pike, crappie and panfish.
The fishing is year round at Black Lake. Ice fishing usually begins toward the end of December and ends by the middle of March. In the spring, after the Ice goes out, the shoreline lanterns and campfires of the bullhead fishermen light up the evening sky.
If you wish to learn more about this area, send $1.00 to the Black Lake Chamber of Commerce and receive "The Black Lake Guide", a 56 page publication containing a map, a listing of all accommodations and services and interesting articles about the history of the area.
The Heart Of Vacationland
Make Black Lake your headquarters for a variety of vacation activities-all within easy driving distance.
Tour the 1000 Islands and enjoy boat tours, the Antique Boat Museum, and the International Bridge.
Watch ocean vessels pass through the Eisenhower Locks at the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project at Massena.
Visit Ogdensburg's Remington Art Museum, Morristown's historic windmill and Red Barn Museum.
Visitors enjoy breathtaking scenery and natural beauty, a rich cultural history, and abundant recreational opportunities throughout the year. Enjoy your visit!