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Fishing At Elk Lake

AKA: Elk River Lake

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Fishing for smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, lake trout, bluegill, rock bass, yellow perch, muskie and northern pike at Elk Lake in Michigan.

Like the proverbial deep blue sea, Elk Lake is over 200 feet deep and has a healthy population of lake trout. About 9 miles long and mile and a half wide, the lake has 7,700 surface acres. Located in the northwest part of the lower peninsula, at Elk Rapids, the lake sports 28 miles of shoreline for recreation and fishing. Everything you need for a camping and fishing vacation is here at the ready. A marina, parks, camping, shopping, dining, boat launch ramps and excellent choices for fishing await your arrival. The lake has healthy populations of bass, perch, muskie, walleye, trout, pike and bluegill - among others. While most of the shore is lined with homes and boat docks, there are sections of the lake available to anglers who prefer to fish from the bank. These access areas include campgrounds, parks and public areas. The lake supports all types of watercraft including sailboats, pleasure boats, ski boats, canoes, kayaks and all manner of fishing boats.

Primary fish species residing in Elk Lake

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Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Lake trout Bluegill Rock Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike

Elk Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Honcho Rest Campground - 231 264-8548

Whitewater Township Park & Campground - 231 267-5091

Everflowing Waters Campground - 231 938-0933

Elk Lake MI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Elk Lake
Honcho Rest Campground
8988 Cairn Hwy
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
231 264-8548

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Fishing in the northwest part of the lower MI peninsula, at Elk Lake, for bass, perch, muskie, walleye, trout, pike and sunfish.

Fishing on Elk Lake.