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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
Shoreline Length: 2.8 miles
Length: 1.2 miles
Maximum Depth: 20 feet
Town: Conquest

Aquatic Plant Life:

Very abundant rooted aquatic vegetation throughout the lake.

Access:

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.

Fishing:

Because the lake is extremely vegetated, using weedless lures is highly recommended for the largemouth bass and tiger musky.

Regulations:

Statewide fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).

Fisheries Management:

Duck Lake is stocked annually with approximately 700 tiger musky.


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