Walleye: Poverty Lake is a Walleye fisherperson's lake. It's just stuffed with Walleyes of many different sizes. There are big Walleyes in the lake but Poverty is known for high numbers.
The Walleyes are common in the 1 to 3-pound range but there are still lots of big females over 5-pounds. It's a shallow lake and an easy lake to fish. Walleyes are everywhere. It's a great lake to bring kids to or for people who do not have a lot of Walleye fishing experience. Don't get us wrong: Poverty Lake will make any fisherperson happy with its non-stop action.
For some reason the Walleyes taste incredible from this lake. Their meat is pure white and they cook up nice and fluffy. It's most likely from minerals in the water.
Northern Pike: There are lots of Northern Pike in the lake but the dominant species is Walleye. Guests have pulled some monster Pike out of Poverty Lake. Big trophy Pike swim up and down the Drowning River looking for unsuspecting Walleyes. Many make their way up the Drowning River in the spring before the water levels drop and spend the summer feeding in Poverty Lake.
Brook Trout: In the spring, you can find nice size Brook Trout in the rapids at the north end of the lake. Brook Trout come up to the lake in the spring to feed on minnows and wait for the May Fly hatch. You can also take a canoe down stream and find nice Brook Trout. The Brook Trout are more common in the 1 to 3 pound range. By late spring or early summer, depending on the weather, all the Brook Trout take off down stream to find cooler water. At this time they are not accessible.
Cabin: The cabin is clean and sleeps 2 to 6 people comfortably. The cabin is about 60 feet from the shore and has a beautiful view of the lake. The cabin is equipped with propane stove, propane refrigerator, propane lights & solar lights, dishes, pots, pans, fish fryer, plates, cups, cutlery, beds, inside table and chairs, gas for the boats, BBQ, hot and cold water and shower, It's the only cabin on the lake.