Besnard Lake

Besnard Lake is a massive lake located 40km ESE of Pinehouse and 214km NE of Meadow Lake (City). The lake has a surface area of 42,466 acres and is located at: 55.42203357842044,-105.9831925894686.

The lake is in the central fishing zone. Burbot, Cisco, Lake Whitefish, Northern Pike, Walleye, White Sucker and Yellow Perch can be found in Besnard Lake.

There are no parks or communities on the lake.

The lake was officially named on 1948-10-07.

About Besnard Lake

Fishing Zone: Central Zone
Location: 55.42203357842044, -105.9831925894686
Shore Length: 574km
Surface Area: 42,466 acres

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Directions to Besnard Lake

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Fishing at Besnard Lake

Besnard Lake is in the central fishing zone.

What fish are in Besnard Lake

Burbot, Cisco, Lake Whitefish, Northern Pike, Walleye, White Sucker and Yellow Perch can be found in Besnard Lake. Learn all about fishing in Saskatchewan here.

Fishing Season

Fishing season on Besnard Lake is open from May 15, 2023 to March 31, 2024.

Additional Restrictions:

Fishing Limits for Besnard Lake

These are the limits for all fish species reported to be in Besnard Lake. All fishing limits for Saskatchewan.
Species Limit
Burbot Limit 8
Lake Whitefish Limit 8
Northern Pike Limit 5, only one may exceed 75 cm
Yellow Perch Limit 25
Walleye/Sauger/Saugeye Limit 4, only one may exceed 55 cm

Other nearby waterbodies

Bathymetric (Depth) Charts for Besnard Lake

Besnard Lake Lodge

Phone: (306) 963-7471

Besnard Lake Camp

Phone: (306) 425-5443