44.486698790407, -64.572683858936

42-54 Silver Cove Road
Lower Northfield NS B4V 8S2

Big Mushamush

Big Mushamush Lake is a beautiful, clear water lake in southwestern Nova Scotia. Known for its Smallmouth Bass fishing, it features an abundance of islands, sandy beaches, secluded coves, and rocky outcroppings which provide a wide range of shoreline habitat and angling experiences. There is also plenty of deep water areas for boating. There is a concrete launch ramp off of Harold Silver Road, which was installed and is maintained by the South Shore Bass Anglers Association. Due to limited parking, after launching, park along Harold Silver road.

This 1200 hectare lake is very scenic and the adjacent Mushamush Beach Park is opened seasonally. Known locally as "Big Mush", this lake will not disappoint.


Drawing of a Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass  |  Micropterus dolomieu


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Detailed regulations can be found in the Nova Scotia Anglers' Handbook: 

Anglers’ Handbook - Government of Nova Scotia

Special Management Area

Big Mushamush Lake is a Special Bass Management Area. Please refer to the most recent Nova Scotia Anglers’ Handbook for details regarding specific regulations.