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Black Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 272 feet
Area: 7,593 acres
Shoreline Length: 63.7 miles
Max Depth: 40 feet
Mean Depth: 8 feet
Town: Morristown


OPRHP concrete ramp site adjacent to Hammonds-Edwardsville County Road, 2 miles west of the Hamlet of Edwardsville in the Town of Morristown.

Fish Species:

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead

Kid holding a Largemouth Bass caught in Black Lake


Black Lake is well known for its panfish, especially black crappie. Bluegill and yellow perch also provide excellent opportunities with fish upwards of 10-12" common. Panfish are targeted year around. Largemouth and smallmouth bass provide some great angling with fish 3-5 pounds commonly caught. Ample walleye and northern pike are available to round out the primary sportfish.


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

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