FISH TV VISITS ELMHURST'S RESORT FOR LARGE MOUTH BASS
Filming new Fish TV episodes this year had us travelling all over Ontario, often scheduling around the frequent rain but as the saying goes… “the show must go on”. We were fortunate to film at some beautiful locations and we met some fantastic people.
One of our excursions took us to the breathtaking Elmhirst’s Resort on nearby Rice Lake, just 90 minutes east of Toronto. Elmhirst’s boasts a 240-acre cottage resort property including a working farm, passed along from one generation to the next for many years. It also has a conference facility and spa with world class dining and activities for the whole family in all 4 seasons right on the shoreline of the lake.
There are 30 cottages ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms and every cottage offers WiFi, full kitchen, fireplace, a dock and a BBQ…you can even order fresh meat and produce daily delivered right to your cottage. There are many guest amenities available at no additional charge so go for a swim, get in a workout, go for a hike, drop a line in the water, or try a new sport. You can even go on our floatplane for a sightseeing adventure in the Kawarthas! They even have the kids covered at their Treehouse Program during the summer!
Boat rentals are available for fishing enthusiasts who want to get out and enjoy one of the best fishing areas in eastern Ontario. Rice lake is full of bass-smallmouth and large, crappie, bluegill, walleye and musky. On this Fish TVadventure, the guys targeted largemouth bass. With the abundance of weed cover, this is an ideal lake for every fish especially largemouth. We left the dock at Elmhirst’s and headed north to the Hastings River where the current was pretty strong so we looked for back bays off the river in order to find our fish. Largemouth aren’t a big fan of current so they tend to head for slower moving water.