Elk River

The Elk River flows out of the Ozarks hills in southwest Missouri and is well sought after by summer floaters, also lovingly called the “aluminum hatch.” But don’t be fooled by its high volume of canoe traffic. The Elk River is a great fishery, fed by two rivers, good creeks to float and fish in their own right - the Big and Little Sugar. The Elk runs into Grand Lake in northeast Oklahoma, where a good spawning and feeding run of white bass and hybrid bass make spring and early summer special for fishing trips.

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Hog Heaven’s Elk River fishing and river report, May 31

Posted by Phil Lilley on May 31st, 2012

Memorial Weekend on the Elk River was special.  Those who happened by Hog Heaven were entertained by the Greasy Chicken Dinner Band.  The river was in great shape and everybody had a grand time.  Hear Russ’s full report by clicking HERE.

Here’s a fishing report by Jocko from our OAF forum you might be interested in: read more…


Hog Heaven’s river and fishing report for the Elk River, May 23

Posted by Phil Lilley on May 24th, 2012

Here is Russ Stovall’s Elk River fishing report, just in time for the Memorial Weekend.  Rivers are low because of the lack of spring rains this year but the water is still wet and cool and perfect for a float and fish.  Hear Russ’s full report by clicking HERE.

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Hog Heaven’s river and fishing report for the Elk River, May 8

Posted by Phil Lilley on May 8th, 2012

Russ Stovall, Owner of Hog Heaven Campground and Canoe service on the Elk River, called in a river and fishing report today.  Recent rains have only made floating and fishing better on the Elk.  Listen to his full report by clicking HERE.

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