Rainbow Trout Swimming


Trout Lake is spring-fed, deep, cold, and clean. It’s the perfect environment for trout.


Trout Lake Really Lives up to its Name!

Trout Lake is noted for its lake, rainbow, and speckled trout fishing.  No special equipment is needed, but if you like to fly fish, or have always wanted to try, this is a great place to do it.


Happiness is Catching a Big Rainbow Trout
Brook Trout on Creel
Walleye from Northern Light Lake
Rainbow Smile
Get the Net!
Big Lake Trout Live in Trout Lake
Ralph’s 5.13 lb Lake Trout
Fishing at Sunset


Trout Lake is 1 1/2 miles long and 3/4 mile wide.  It’s glacier-formed, spring-fed, with crystal-clear water.  There are spots in excess of 100 feet deep, which supplies excellent habitat the native lake trout.


In the Spring, troll on the surface for lake trout or fly fish for rainbow and speckled trout.  As the water warms, the trout head for colder water, and trolling deep areas of the lake produces, as the locals say, “the best tasting fish you’ve ever had.”


Stream Fishing

We are the only resort on the Gunflint Trail with a trout stream just a short walk from your cabin door.  The headwaters of the Kadunce River are next to Cabin 1. The Kadunce is a good stream to try your luck for brook trout.  There are many more excellent trout streams nearby that also flow into Lake Superior.


Walleye, Northern Pike, and Bass Fishing

Elbow Lake and Northern Light Lake are nearby on the Gunflint Trail.  Elbow Lake has walleye, northern pike, and bluegill.  Northern Light Lake has walleye, northern pike, pumpkinseed, and smallmouth bass.  If you don’t have your own boat and are interested in fishing one of these lakes, please let us know.  We may be able to arrange to transport a Trout Lake boat to the lake for your use.


Fishing Licenses

A Trout Stamp is required for fishing in Trout Lake.  This link to the Department of Natural Resources has information about the cost of fishing licenses and where to get them, including on-line and by telephone.

DNR Fishing Licenses


Trout Fishing Season Dates


Lake Trout
05/09/15 – 09/30/15

Stream Trout in Lakes  (Includes Rainbow Trout)
05/09/15 – 10/31/15

Stream Trout in Streams
04/18/15 – 09/30/15


Lake and Stream Trout
01/16/16 – 03/31/16

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