WELCOME TO BLACK LAKE, NY - A FRESHWATER FISHERMAN'S PARADISE

LOCATING BLACK LAKE FISH

Black Lake abounds in prime fish habitat including massive bays, expansive weedbeds, island drop-offs, midlake shoals, rocky points and rocky shorelines. Healthy populations of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, yellow perch, crappie, northern pike and walleye inhabit these fish-holding areas, and anglers who are "in the know" about seasonal fish location experience fish-filled outings. Click here for more...

CATCHING AND KEEPING BAIT WORMS

There is no fish so proud that it won't give in to the wriggling temptation of a sultry nightcrawler. Click here for more...

REEL & LINE TIPS

The fishing reel: Its history and tips on selecting one. Click here for more...

PROPER TACKLE STORAGE IN THE WINTER PAYS OFF

How many times have you taken out your tackle after being stored all winter and regretted that you did not take the time to properly clean and store your tackle? Click here for more...

SOLUNAR TABLE, TIDE CHART OR MOON PHASE CALENDAR

Ever checked a Solunar Table? How about a Tide Chart or Moon Phase Calendar? Does this stuff really work? The answer is yes, but it's not infallible, because Solar periods, moon phases, and moon position are still affected by weather (especially changes in barometric pressure). Click here for more...

FISHING KNOTS

Sharp hooks and good knots are essential factors in fishing. Most break offs are due to poor knots. It is essential to spend time on learning a few basic knots and, when tying them, take time and do a good job. I speak from experience when I say it is disappointing to lose a big fish when a knot slips or breaks. Click here for more...

TREBLE HOOK

Triples the odds of your catching a fish. Quadruples the odds of your getting the hook caught in your thumb. Click here for more...

FISHING ETHICS; IT'S UP TO YOU

Fishing ethics could be evaluated as what anglers do when they are unobserved. Ethics govern impulses when no one is looking. Click here for more...

ICE FISHING SAFETY

For Ice fishing, ice skating, snowmobiling and other activities that may find us wondering if it's safe to venture onto a frozen pond or lake. Click here for more...

ICE FISHING EQUIPMENT

There is nothing like the peaceful silence on a clear, cold day with the brilliant winter sunshine sparkling over the white expanse of your favorite lake. Ice fishing can add many months to your enjoyment of fishing. It is also a wonderful way to enjoy the great outdoors during a beautiful time of year. All you need to get started is warm clothes and a minimum amount of special equipment and you're ready to go. Click here for more...

A FISHING GLOSSARY

A Glossary of Fishing Terminology. Click here for more...

FISHIN' JOKES AND HUMOROUS STORIES

Some hum-dingers in here! Click here for more...






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