Elliot Lake’s ATV,hunting and angling opportunities

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  [email protected] 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