Elk Lake is a unique gem for fishing in Northern Michigan. Elk Lake is home to a self-sustaining and naturally reproducing population of Lake Trout, which actually ruled the waters of Lake Michigan in the 1800s prior to the installation of the Elk Rapids Dam.

Fisheries Biologists recently re-discovered that the Lake Trout in Elk Lake are a result of the original Lake Rapids strain - they're not stocked. The result is a very special fishery!

Fish caught on Elk Lake include

  • Lake Trout
  • Steelhead
  • Brown Trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Pike & Muskie

  • Fishing charters on Elk Lake are available for full day trips only. Half day and full day trips are available on Torch Lake.


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