An infographic featuring a vintage illustration of a lake trout with the following text: Some facts about Lake Trout. Lake Trout are a type of char, mainly found in cooler regions of North America, and prefer water that is about 10 degrees Celsius. Lake Trout have long bodies & large mouths. Their colouring varies from olive to brown, and they often have white or yellow dappling. They can live past 20 years. Angler Gord Pyzer recommends a variety of methods for catching Lake Trout, including white tube jigs and large spoons.