Fishing in Elliot Lake is just one of the awesome adventures you will have when you come to this City. Elliot Lake has over 1,000 lakes within the township and 90% of these have sports fish.
Species include Lake Trout, Speckled Trout, Splake, Northern Pike, Small Mouth Bass, Whitefish, Ling(fresh water Cod), Walleye(Pickerel) and Rainbow Trout.
Lakes like Dunlop and Quirke support Lake Trout, Pickerel and Small Mouth Bass in abundance. For Lake Trout, do not be surprised if you catch some in the 20 lbs range, Pickerel as large as 12 lbs and Small Mouth Bass up to 7 lbs.
Should you enjoy Speckled(Brook) Trout many of the area lakes have them as large as 8 to 9 lbs range. It is not uncommon to catch Northern Pike over 10 lbs and Whitefish over 5 lbs.
Fishing in the winter seems to be the sport of preference for most locals and there is enough ice on most smaller lakes in December to ice fish and the larger lakes will support 20” to 40” of ice in the months of January through April.
Trout species (with the exception of Splake which is open year round), is closed between September 1st and December 31st.
Live bait such as minnows, dew worms and leeches are very effective on all species of fish and plastic baits are also productive during most seasons.
Most of the lakes along the Highway 108 corridor coming into and beyond Elliot Lake are stocked with several species of trout that are accessible without a boat.