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Black Shadow Lake

Aitkin County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Black Shadow Lake, MN


How big is Black Shadow Lake?
Black Shadow Lake is approximately 22 sq acres (0.1 sq km) in size with 1 miles (1.6 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Black Shadow Lake?
Black Shadow Lake is approximately 60 feet (18.3 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Black Shadow Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Bowfin, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Black Shadow Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Hybrid Sunfish.



What are the closest cities to Black Shadow Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Aitkin, MN, Deerwood, MN and Cuyuna, MN.

Are there places to stay in the Black Shadow Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Black Shadow Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there places to eat and drink near Black Shadow Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

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History & Status of the Fishery

Black Shadow Lake has no public access and probably has low fishing pressure. The fish community in Black Shadow Lake has periodically been surveyed for comparison with other lakes in the area. The lake has a total area of 16.75 acres and a maximum depth of 60 feet. Only 36 percent of the lake is shallower than 15 feet. Shoal area is limited because of the rapid drop-off along most of the shoreline. There is an inlet from Camp Lake located on the southwest shore, and an outlet to Carlson Lake on the northeast shoreline. Fish species sampled included northern pike, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish, black crappie, bowfin, and yellow and black bullheads. The average number of northern pike caught in the gill nets was seven, which is above average for this lake type. Northern pike in gill nets ranged in size from about 21.5 to 33.5 inches and averaged about 4.5 pounds. The size structure for northern pike in this lake is of good quality. Even though there is consistent natural reproduction stunting of northern pike has not occurred. Lack of stunting in this lake may be due to the relatively high number of larger pike that prey on smaller pike, thus keeping the numbers of pike in this lake within balance of the prey base. To help maintain a desirable size structure of northern pike and a balanced fish community, anglers fishing this lake should voluntarily release pike greater than 22 inches in length. The abundance of black crappies was about eight crappies per trap net and catch rates averaged higher than in the previous survey. Two strong year-classes (1997 and 1998) comprised two-thirds of the total catch in this lake. These two and three-year-old crappies exhibited normal growth and by age three were 6.1 inches in length. Crappies captured ranged in size between 5.3 and 10.6 inches in length and averaged about 7.0 inches. Bluegill abundance increased from about 6.5 in 1990 to 35 fish per trap net in 2000. This increase was due to strong year-classes in 1997 and 1998 representing 91 percent of the catch. The strong year-classes for both bluegill and black crappies may have resulted from ideal conditions for survival of young-of-year panfish over the previous two mild winters. Bluegills captured ranged in size from 3.3 to 8.5 inches. Pumpkinseed sunfish also increased in abundance over the same period. Bowfin had a trap net index just below the statewide average for this lake type. Bowfin may be important control of smaller bluegills as they utilize the same habitats and are highly picivorous. Bowfins are therefore beneficial in preventing bluegill stunting and should be returned to the lake if they are caught.


What is the average air temp for Black Shadow Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Black Shadow Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 49°F (9°C) to a low around 26°F (-3°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Black Shadow Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 3 state parks in the vacinity of Black Shadow Lake.

For more Minnesota State Park information see our State Park Guide.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Black Shadow Lake...
DISTANCE ACRES MAX DEPTH
Camp Lake 0.4 mi 43 7 ft
Carlson Lake 0.4 mi 38 23 ft
Hill Lake 0.7 mi 27 67 ft
Hills Lake 0.7 mi 19 45 ft
Pine Island Lake 0.8 mi 41 8 ft
Taylor Lake 0.9 mi 47 47 ft
Hammal Lake 1.5 mi 376 44 ft
Round Lake 1.5 mi 12 25 ft
Cedar Lake 1.8 mi 1,745 105 ft
Blue Lake 1.9 mi 54 106 ft
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