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Duck Lake

Duck Lake is a small shallow lake located in the town of Conquest, Cayuga County. The current New York State record black crappie, 3 lb. 12 oz, was caught from Duck Lake in 1998 by Kenneth Kierst.

Physical Features

Elevation: 400 feet
Area: 213 acres
Length: 1.2 miles
Maximum Depth: 20 feet

Plant Life

Very abundant rooted aquatic vegetation throughout the lake.

Public Access Sites

Fee access boat launch at Duck Lake Campground, Duck Lake Road, Red Creek, NY. For more information on Duck Lake Campground and boat launch: phone 315-488-4473. A web site link can also be found in the right column under Links Leaving DEC's Website.

Fish Species

Largemouth bass, tiger musky, northern pike, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, common carp, and brown bullhead.

General Fishing Information

Because the lake is extremely vegetated, using weedless artificial baits is highly recommended for the largemouth bass and tiger musky. For black crappie, try small minnows or jigs fished under a float.

Fisheries Management

Duck Lake is stocked annually with approximately 700 tiger musky. Statewide fishing regulations apply.

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