Elliot Lake’s ATV,hunting and angling opportunities

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This fall I spent a few days in Elliot Lake with outdoor guide Marty Descoteaux of Elliot Lake Outfitters while doing a destination article for Ontario Out of Doors magazine.

We fished, hunted and travelled by ATV over three days in absolutely splendid fall weather, The leaves were brilliant, this time the bugs didn’t bite but the fish sure were biting.

Northern grouse were easy pickings if you knew where to look. Marty did!






During my stay at the Fireside Inn I met the star of Mantracker, Terry Grant and his sidekick Phil Lemieux relaxing the day before an episode was being filmed.

Marty and his son enjoyed their photos taken with the Mantracker and Phil as much as I enjoyed having a one on one interview with Terry later that day.

To hear that interview https://www.rippleoutdoors.com/mantracker-interview-with-terry-grant119/

Marty and I spent a lot of time ATVing to some of his secret fishing holes. We limited out on big smallies and tasty walleyes a few times.

AS you can see Marty was hard at work with a few of these tasty fish!

Marty at work


We also did some Laker fishing one dead calm misty morning. Fishing was slow but we did manage to boat a few small lakers. BTW they were delicious.


Misty Morning


Of course I had to help out when ever I put my Nikon camera, Browning Citori or fishing rod down . After all I did help Marty hold up our catch of the day.

Whew….visiting Elliot Lake sure can wear an outdoors-man down! You really need to visit this place!


Todays Catch


All in all it was a great time visiting one of my favourite areas up north. My thanks to the great staff at Fireside Inn during my stay and of course Daniel Gagnon  Daniel.Gagnon@City.Elliotlake.on.ca over at city hall for all of help coordinating my trip.


Naturally Marty of Elliot lake Outfitters gets tremendous kudos for acting as my guide during the great time we had atving, hunting and fishing.

I like to believe he is more a friend than guide as I thoroughly enjoyed the time atving with his son and enjoyed that great home cooked meal!

On the trail

About Peter Wood 1194 Articles
As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

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