Late season Fishing & Hunting in Elliot Lake

Last week I had the opportunity to enjoy a hunting and fishing trip to Elliot Lake for late season trout and grouse. Mother Nature however had other plans in mind.

Marty Descoteaux of Elliot Lake Outfitters had invited me up when we met during the Elliot Lake  ATV Fall Run in September. Naturally I wanted to hunt and fish as well as enjoy the terrific scenery from my ATV.

Marty suggested a few hidden hot spots for trout and pike and I was hooked. Normally he doesn’t guide hunters but he would certainly enjoy an all day trail ride looking for grouse with me as company ( my 20 gauge Citori in tow).

Back to Mother Nature; after 8 years of little to no snow in November & December it was decided the time was right for a dumping of snow and howling winds!

Over 20 inches of the white stuff fell in 5 days I was there. All the dirt trails I rode in August and September were concealed under a blanket of snow. Hoping to spot grouse or bunny tracks was next to impossible due to the blowing wind. As Marty often commented ” we haven’t seen a winter like this in 8 years!”

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Marty stuck in snow

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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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