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Black Duck Lake

St. Louis County - Minnesota
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Visit Kabetogama Lake

Every single one of our Kabetogama Lakeside Resorts offers your family and friends private lakeside lodging with access to the natural waterways of the Voyageurs National Park. In fact, most of the National Park is undeveloped, completely natural shoreline. You truly cannot get closer to Mother Nature than staying on Lake Kabetogama.

The name Kabetogama has many translations. One of our favorites is ?the lake that lies alongside another? (Rainy Lake). In the Ojibwe language, Kabe means ?all? and Ogema means ?chief.? At the Kabetogama Lake Resorts, we think perhaps it simply means God?s Country.

Don?t worry if you can?t pronounce it (cab-uh-toe-ga-muh) or spell it. Just call it ?Kab,? and you?ll sound like a local.

For more information on things to do and see check out kabetogama.com

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Frequently Asked Questions About Black Duck Lake, MN


How big is Black Duck Lake?
Black Duck Lake is approximately 1,250 sq acres (5.1 sq km) in size with 12 miles (19.5 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Black Duck Lake?
Black Duck Lake is approximately 30 feet (9.2 m) at its deepest point.

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

Other fish species in the lake include Bluntnose Minnow, Brook Stickleback, Common Shiner, Emerald Shiner, Golden Shiner, Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Johnny Darter and White Sucker.



Are there fishing guides or charters for Black Duck Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Black Duck Lake and/or the surrounding area.

What are the closest cities to Black Duck Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Orr, MN.

Are there places to stay in the Black Duck 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 Duck 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 boat launches on Black Duck Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Black Duck 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 Black Duck 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 Black Duck Lake?
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Black Duck 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?

Explore the Black Duck Lake area in a RV
Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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History & Status of the Fishery

Blackduck Lake is located about 9 miles north of Orr, MN. The lake is 1,185 acres and 42 percent is less than 15 feet deep. Bass, northern pike, panfish, walleye, white sucker, and yellow perch represent the majority of a very diverse fish community. Early investigations of Blackduck Lake indicated an unbalanced fish community with low predator abundance and extremely high forage abundance. Efforts to reshape the community have included northern pike and walleye stocking beginning in 1956 and white sucker and yellow perch removal from 1965-1966.

In 2012, black crappie abundance was third highest level ever observed in Blackduck Lake, but fell within the expected range for this lake type. Only two year-classes were present and the 2010 year-class represented 90% of the sample. The largest crappie captured in the 2012 fisheries investigation was 13.1 inches.

Overall, bluegill size and abundance were near the upper end of the expected range for this lake type. The 2008 and 2010 year-classes were strong and represented 85% of the sample, which should provide great fishing and spawning stock in the near future.

Northern pike abundance was above average and size was well above average. The mean weight of northern pike captured was 5.77 pounds, which was much greater than the top of the expected range (3.70 pounds) for this lake type. The average length captured was 28.3 inches with a range from 22.5 to 37.8. Historically, growth rates for northern pike in Blackduck Lake have been some of the highest in the International Falls management area, which was true again in 2012.

Smallmouth bass were abundant and should provide great fishing. Fish up to 17.4 inches were caught and the average was 7.7 inches. The average weight was about a half pound.

Walleye abundance was above the expected range for this lake type and the highest level observed in Blackduck Lake in several decades. Ten year-classes were present and age ranged from 1-18 years. The 2010 year-class represented 46% of the sample. Length ranged from 7.2 to 26.9 inches and the average was 14.4.

Yellow perch were extremely abundant; almost 7 times higher than the top of the normal range for this lake type. Although, abundance was high in 2012, this level is not unheard of in Blackduck Lake and at times abundance has been much higher. In 2012, size was generally small; the average size was less than 7 inches, but a few larger fish were captured (up to 10 inches).


What is the average air temp for Black Duck Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Black Duck 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 32°F (0°C) to a low around 12°F (-11°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.

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