Trout Lake has a lot of potential, especially for bass angling. The narrow southeast corner is heavily vegetated and very fertile. It is an excellent place for fishing live shiners during the cooler months and for 'flipping' plastic worms during the summer season.
A Johnson spoon or a floating worm rig should do well in the early spring. Thin grasses are found in the west and southwest portions, with heavy growth reappearing on the north side. The northwest section is the deepest part of Trout Lake, with some fairly steep slopes in places. A few shell beds may be found on some of these sloping areas. Look for bass to use the shell beds, particularly during the period immediately after the spawn. Some sparse, underwater grass beds will also be found here. They can be located by using a depth sounder and watching for their growth in 6-8 feet of water.
The mouths of the short connecting canals can be productive for bass, particularly if recent rains have created moving water conditions. Speckled perch will be found in the open water areas of the northwest, near the deepest sections. Drifting live minnows is the best approach.