Lake Trout between 20 and 40 pounds are common with a lake record (near world record size) of 60 pounds. The lake abounds with Lake Trout in the 4 – 10 lb. range. Northern Pike are also abundant and provide wild action out of the shallows. It takes a big lake to grow big fish and Nonacho is big. But unlike many big lakes in the Northwest Territories, the beauty of Nonacho is its abundance of bays and isolated coves that make fishing possible even on windy days.
Nonacho Lake is a naturalist’s dream where wildlife proliferates. Migrating caribou by the thousands pass through during the winter months. Bald eagles, osprey and loons nest here. For photo lovers, day trips by float plane may be arranged to visit the tundra just seventy miles east and enter the habitat of musk ox, barren-land caribou herds, arctic wolves and tundra swans in an awesome subarctic landscape seen by few humans. The month of June at Nonacho Lake offers you 24 hours daylight. The month of August brings some spectacular northern lights displays that illuminate the night sky. An adventure of a lifetime awaits you. Don’t miss out on it.