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Plan a Mid-Summer Elk Lake Fishing Trip

cottage resorts in ontarioFor visiting anglers, nothing beats a week filled with fishing along Elk Lake’s 41 kilometres of navigable water. Not only is Elk Lake quiet, scenic, and teeming with five fish species, but it’s also home to one of the premier cottage resorts in Ontario: Elk Lake Wilderness Resort. Anglers are always steps away from a memorable day on the water when you stay with us here in tranquil Elk Lake, Ontario. Families, groups, and couples choose our wilderness getaway time and again because we’re hundreds of miles away from noisy streets, hectic daily routines, and stressful workplaces. While our lakeside resort is ideal for summertime ATVing, hiking, and camping, Elk Lake fishing is the activity of choice for most guests during June, July, and August.

Fish Inside Elk Lake

As mentioned earlier, Elk Lake is home to five fish species: smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, and cisco. Nearly every inch of Elk Lake is a potential honey hole as most stretches feature maximum depths under 35 feet. You’ll quickly discover some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in Ontario a short distance from our tranquil shores. Most smallmouth bass weigh approximately four to five pounds. We’ve co-hosted several homegrown bass fishing tournaments for families and groups – the bass fishing here is that good! But, of course, we recommend accepting the challenge of hooking delicious walleye and monster northern pike during your well-deserved fishing trip.

Sensational Fishing in Ontario

We have a fleet of boat rentals starting at just $110 per day for those in need of a well-maintained fishing vessel. Start each morning with a steaming cup of fresh-brewed coffee and a hearty, homemade breakfast inside your fully-furnished cottage before venturing onto Elk Lake’s calm current. Whether you’re planning to troll, bottom bounce, or cast into weed beds, you’ll likely return to Elk Lake Wilderness Resort grinning from ear to ear with your limits met. The air temperature typically sits in the 70s all summer long during peak fishing times, so you don’t have to worry about getting roasted by sunrays. Because Elk Lake spans over 41 kilometres in length, you also won’t have to worry about bumping into anglers from other nearby cottage resorts in Ontario.

Deluxe Cottage Resorts in Ontario, Canada

cottage resorts in ontarioThe friendly, community atmosphere here at Elk Lake Wilderness Resort during the summertime is unlike all other cottage resorts in Ontario. After successful days on the water, guests devour hot, hand-delivered dinners, laze in an on-site sauna, and gather around a crackling campfire to share stories of the day’s best catches. Don’t forget that we have a dedicated fish-cleaning hut just steps from our cottages. Enjoy your delicious haul right away, store it in a complimentary fridge, or ask us to smoke your fish for you! Combine your fishing trip with one of our packages, which include excursions to several nearby lakes and creeks for trout, walleye, and northern pike. To book a well-deserved summertime escape to tranquil Elk Lake Wilderness Resort, please give us a call today at 1-705-679‑4041, or visit us online at