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Lake Information for Black Lake


Black Lake is located in Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties in Northern Michigan. With a surface area of 10,113 acres, it is the seventh largest inland lake in Michigan. The largest body of water in the Black River watershed, it drains through the Lower Black and Cheboygan Rivers into Lake Huron. Black Lake is a summer destination for many families from the suburban Detroit area and from other nearby states as well as residents of the neighboring town of Onaway.

Black Lake is noted for its unusual lake sturgeon ice fishing season. The fishery is limited to five total fish taken each year, each over 36 inches and taken through the ice with fishing spears. 25 anglers are chosen by lottery each day and given a flag to raise when they have caught a fish. When five flags have been raised the season is closed for the year. Seasons have lasted as little as a few hours.

Fishing Description: 

Fishing in Black Lake includes northern pike, walleye, sunfish, silver and greater redhorse, white sucker, catfish, smallmouth bass, and yellow perch.

Smallmouth Bass
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Businesses Located Nearby

Bait & Tackle

    Hammond Bay Trading Post
  • 15415 Us-23 N - Millersburg, MI
  • (989) 734-4489

Boat Rental

    Black River Marina Incorporated
  • 8091 Viau Rd - Cheboygan, MI
  • (231) 625-2500

Vacation Rental

    Currie's Long Lake Cottage
  • 5391 W Beechwood Dr - Cheboygan, MI
  • (231) 627-9109

Bar and Restaurant

    Havel Northland Bar
  • 20435 State St - Onaway, MI
  • (989) 733-2001
    Tower Tavern Sports Bar & Grll
  • 9235 M-68 - Onaway, MI
  • (989) 733-8081
    Hard Rack Bar & Grill
  • 20468 State St - Onaway, MI
  • (989) 733-2235

Lake Michigamme - 2009/02/16/ - Had some great like catching pike in the shallow, weedy area... Continued

Muskegon Lake - 2009/02/16/ - Too my son out several times and he caught quite a few fish.... Continued

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