Trip Idea: Lake Nosbonsing 

Explore Lake Nosbonsing, from scenic shoreline cottages and homes to record catch fishing opportunities
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Lake Nosbonsing: Quick Facts

  • Lake Nosbonsing is located east of Lake Nipissing in the East Ferris and Bonfield Townships of the District of Nipissing. The town of Astorville is on one end of the lake and Bonfield is on the other
  • co-ordinates: Lat. 46° 12' 09"  Long. 79° 12' 31"
  • the Kaibuskong River exits this spring fed lake near Bonfield on the east end of the lake
  • the lake is approx. 11 km. long and 4 km. wide
  • while maximum depths reach 46', the average depth is 16'
  • the perimeter of the lake is 48 km. (30 miles)
  • there are a number of productive weed beds in the lake as well as rock rubble and sand shorelines, points, shoals, islands, drop offs and narrows
  • the major fish species include muskie, pike walleye, large and smallmouth bass, yellow perch and bluegill
  • Lake Nosbonsing is situated within the boundaries of Fisheries Management Zone 11

Lake Nosbonsing is a scenic and popular fishing spot that is located just south east of the City of North Bay.  The lake is the result of the glacial outflow from the Great Lakes. Lake Nosbonsing is an angler’s paradise, and it offers so many fishing opportunities without the challenges of the big water. 

The area transforms into a frozen wonderland during the winter months. Visitors will notice the various ice huts and anglers trying their hand at ice fishing.