Highlife Lake is not a designated trout lake; however, there are brook trout present as yearling brook trout were stocked in odd-numbered- years. The small number of trout collected in the 2008 population assessment had a mean length of 12.7 inches with a maximum length of 13.5 inches.
Bluegills provide anglers with an opportunity for some panfish action. The average size was about 7 inches with fish over 9 inches present. Largemouth bass were also present; however, it is difficult to assess their numbers and size structure without utilizing specialized equipment that the difficult access will not allow.
Access to Highlife Lake is on an unmarked logging road that wraps around the north side of the lake and ends on the northeast shore with a carry-down to the lake. This access road is rough and brushy with many tight corners, only high-clearance vehicles with well-worn paint should travel this route.