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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.

General Fishing Information

Largemouth bass and tiger musky are the main gamefish found in the lake, but a few northern pike are also caught on occasion. Black crappie, yellow perch, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish are the main panfish in the lake. Common carp are also found in the lake. Because the lake is extremely vegetated, using weedless artificial baits is highly recommended.

Fisheries Management

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


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