The lake trout is the largest of the char family averaging 20-40 pounds and can reach 100 pounds. Mackinaw is another common name for this trout that is sought after by game and commercial fisherman alike. Besides its large size the trout is also distinguishable by its light spots on its darker grey body and white tipped lower fins. The fish is most comfortable in 45-55 degree water and as such will typically not be found in the shallows unless the spring or fall weather accommodate those temperatures. Rather the fish will pursue those optimal temperatures down to the hundreds of feet below surface. The trout feeds primarily on other fish, but will eat other insects and in rare circumstances small mammals!