Elk Lake isn't recognized by locals as a great fishing location as it draws crowds of recreational boaters and tourists alike. That said, Elk lake is a great brook trout fishery. In recent years, guides are adding this lake to their list and finding that their clients are limiting out on a daily basis. If you've got a way to do more than bank fish, Elk Lake is definitely worth your time.
Be sure to check the Fishing Regulations and Emergency Rules for this area.
Our Elk Lake fishing maps show areas we love to fish. If you've never fished here before these are great places to start.
The flies we've listed below are some of the locals favorites for this section of the water. If you're interested in learning to tie these flies, we've included links to show you how!
ODFW is not stocking Elk Lake at this time. For more information on stocking schedules for Oregon rivers and lakes, please visit the ODFW Trout Stocking website.
There's nothing better than community based reports from people that are on the water! If you're seeing reports from local fly shops and guides please take some time to visit their shops or websites!
Be sure to check out nearby fishing spots, they're less than 15 miles away from Elk Lake!