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Blackduck Lake

Beltrami County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Blackduck Lake, MN


How big is Blackduck Lake?
Blackduck Lake is approximately 2,686 sq acres (10.9 sq km) in size with 12 miles (20.0 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Blackduck Lake?
Blackduck Lake is approximately 28 feet (8.5 m) at its deepest point.

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

Other fish species in the lake include Cisco (Tullibee), Common Shiner, Freshwater Drum, Hybrid Sunfish, Lake Whitefish, Shorthead Redhorse and White Sucker.



What are the closest cities to Blackduck Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Blackduck, MN and Tenstrike, MN.

Are there places to stay in the Blackduck 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! Blackduck 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 topographical lake maps available Blackduck Lake?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Blackduck Lake (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Are there boat launches on Blackduck Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Blackduck Lake. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Are there places to eat and drink near Blackduck Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What are the fishing regulations for Blackduck Lake?
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Blackduck Lake that you need to know. For complete fishing regulations visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. To report a violation call (800) 652-9093. Need a Minnesota fishing license?

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What aquatic invasive species are found in Blackduck Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Blackduck Lake including faucet snail.

Join us in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species These sneaky creatures can hitch a ride on boats, clinging onto propellers, anchor lines, and trailers. They can even survive in hidden places like bilge water and ballast tanks, or disguise themselves in dirt and sand that sticks to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. But don't worry, we have the power to stop them in their tracks with just a few simple steps. So let's do our part and protect our waters from these unwanted invaders.


History & Status of the Fishery

Blackduck Lake is a 2,596-acre lake with a maximum depth of 28 feet. The lake is located 1 mile west of the city of Blackduck in Beltrami County. There is a DNR public water access located on the eastern shore of the lake off of County Road 30. Several resorts and a modest number of lake homes dot the shoreline. A special regulation consisting of a 5-fish bag limit for sunfish was implemented in 2006. Statewide regulations apply to all other species.

The walleye population of Blackduck Lake is maintained by fry stocking, which has been a successful management tool in producing consistent walleye fishing. The 2012 walleye catch rate (9.7 fish/gill net) marks the third consecutive assessment with catch rates better than the statewide upper quartile value of 8.8 fish/gill net for class 27 lakes. Walleye grow quickly in Blackduck Lake, usually reaching 14 inches in length sometime during their fourth growing season (age 3+). Angler harvest rates of walleye tend to be high as well, resulting in a fish population usually dominated by younger fish with lots of "eaters" produced each year. Walleye captured in the 2012 fish population assessment averaged 13.8 inches and 1.08 pounds, with fish up to 28.9 inches in length present in the sample. Walleye from the abundant 2011 year class (age-1 fish) comprised a large proportion of the sample (24%), and these fish should reach harvestable sizes by 2014. Blackduck Lake is especially popular with walleye anglers from the May fishing opener through mid-summer.

Blackduck Lake also provides good fishing opportunities for sunfish (bluegill and pumpkinseed), northern pike, and yellow perch. The lake has shown the potential to produce large bluegill in the past, and in 2006 a special sunfish regulation (5-fish bag limit) was implemented to maintain the quality size structure that was present at that time; however, in the 2012 assessment, bluegill were captured in very low numbers. The 2012 northern pike catch rate of 7.8 fish/gill net approaches the statewide third quartile value of 9.0 fish/gill net which is within the normal range for class 27 lakes. Northern pike had an average length and weight of 22.3 inches and 2.41 pounds, with fish up to 33.3 inches in length present in the sample. Yellow perch are an important forage species as well as being a popular target for anglers. The 2012 population assessment showed a decline in both perch numbers and size since the 2006 assessment, although fish up to 12 inches in length were still present in the sample. Black crappie abundance in Blackduck Lake is relatively low, but with some large individuals (greater than 12 inches in length) present in the population.


What is the average air temp for Blackduck Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Blackduck 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 50°F (10°C) to a low around 27°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 Blackduck Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Blackduck Lake.

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

Blackduck Lake Reviews
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jeannine r.
Hines, MN
5 star rating
Blackduck Lake is small but provides outstanding walleye fishing, as well as perch and northerns. We caught our limit easily night and night.
Reviewed Jun 10, 2019
p g.
5 star rating
Great walleye lake. Locals like to fish perch. Lots of small northern for action during the day.
Reviewed Jul 5, 2001

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