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Black is another good trout lake in Roche Lake Provincial Park. It is only a couple of kilometers away from Roche Lake Resort, yet it is usually a much quieter place in the summer.
To reach Black lake, take the last turn to the left before you reach Roche Lake campground. The road is just a kilometer long but it has deep grooves in it, so a regular vehicle is out of the question. A 4x4 truck may also get stuck on occasions. Black has been a good ice fishing lake for many years. It gets stocked with rainbow and brook trout. The most widely used fishing methods on the lake are fly fishing in the summer and float fishing with shrimp during the ice season. This lake has a deep area and an underwater island that attracts fish. A bug spray is useful in the early summer months.
Black was the first lake I ventured out ice fishing in 2006. On the first day my car got stuck in the deep snow by the side of the road as soon as I attempted to park at 9 in the morning. Only 30 minutes later, a fellow angler pulled me out with his truck and was very kind to offer me his remaining shrimps. Since I had no auger, not even an axe, he gave me directions to the holes he had drilled earlier that morning. Although my ice fishing technique at the time was pitifully inadequate, a suicidal rainbow took the shrimp and saved my day. I fished Black a few more times catching some good rainbows, the biggest being close to 20 inches. But Black had no brook trout in 2006 and 2007 and its appeal as an ice fishing lake was small. Today, after a couple of years of brook trout stocking, the lake is back on my to-do list.
Moose and deer frequent the lake and can be seen on occasions. Other nearby lakes include Roche, Horseshoe, Rose , Tulip, Bleeker, Bog and John Frank.