Balsam Lake: Kawartha Lakes Fishing Map

  • dimensions: 12″x18″
  • double sided laminated map
  • black/white
  • water depth contour lines
  • locations for the major fish species
  • access points
  • information on fish habits and movements
  • fishing tips

Balsam Lake is a lake located in the Kawartha Lakes in Central Ontario in the township of Bexley. Balsam Lake is the highest point of the Trent Severn Waterway. The lake has diverse structure with deep weeds, islands and rocky shoals making it an ideal habitat for trophy fish.  The lake is a popular destination for trophy muskies, walleyes and smallmouth bass.  Big largies can be found in deep weedlines.

Lake Species

Large mouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Carp and Catfish.

Baitfish:  Blackchin Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Brook Stickleback, Emerald Shiner, Golden Shiner, Hornyhead Chub, Lepomis sp, Logperch, Mimic Shiner, Spotfin Shiner, Spottail Shiner, and Trout-perch

Quick Facts

  • co-ordinates Lat. 44° 34′ 50″ Long. 78° 50′ 30″
  • surface area: 4,664 hectares (11,526 acres)
  • perimeter: 63 km. (39.5 miles)
  • maximum depth: 14.9 metres (49′)
  • average depth: 5 metres (16.3′)
  • The Gull River flows into the lake on the north end at the village of Coboconk.  Balsam Lake Provincial Park is located on the west side of the lake. Balsam Lake is in Fisheries Management Zone 17
  • Primary inflows into the lake include Gull River, Staples River, Corben Creek. Primary outflows
  • Primary outflows include Rosedale River and the Trent Canal
  • Caution: Balsam Lake Fishing Map is not a navigation guide for boaters. It is designed for fishing purposes only. Federal Gov’t Hydro graphic Charts for these waters are available at most marinas in the area.
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