Fisheries biologists think the lake’s colonization by zebra mussels had something to do with it. Black Lake (so named because the tannic acid stained the water dark) cleared up considerably in recent decades as demonstrated by water clarity and nutrient monitoring overseen by the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council.Click to see full answer. Hereof, how Deep Is Black Lake Michigan? 15 m Furthermore, what kind of fish are in Black Lake MI? Northern pike Largemouth bass Walleye Muskellunge Smallmouth bass In this manner, how big is Black Lake Michigan? 40.99 km² Can you swim in Black Lake NY?Swimming is allowed but controlled. Designated swimming areas are off the main dock and on the shoreline. We are a New York State approved bathing facility.