Black Lake is St. Lawrence County's largest lake. Covering an area of almost 11,000 acres, it is approximately 20 miles long by 3 1/2 miles at its widest point. A long shoreline combined with the many islands, offer the angler a variety of fishing structures. Sandbars and weedbeds, shoals and drop offs are abundant and make for perfect habitats for bass, pike, crappie and panfish. The fishing is year round at Black Lake. Ice fishing usually begins toward the end of December and ends by the middle of March. In the spring, after the Ice goes out, the shoreline lanterns and campfires of the bullhead fishermen light up the evening sky. If you wish to learn more about this area, contact the Black Lake Chamber of Commerce and receive "The Black Lake Guide", a 62 page publication containing a map, a listing of all accommodations and services and interesting articles about the history of the area.