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Fresh pan-fried Splake.

Posted on February 9th, 2021

Winter temps in southern Ontario have turned cold and many anglers are driving a couple of hrs north of the GTA to enjoy small-lake ice fishing for Trout & Splake. Many anglers find isolated lakes and either walk-in or use machines to fish shallow water for tasty trout. Most anglers either jig with a small flashy 1/8 or 1/4 oz spoon, shake a small Jigging Rapala, or fish a minnow or worm on a jighead to catch their trout. The key is to intercept these fish as they head into shallower shoreline waters to feed often going into water ranging form 5-10′ depth.

The Grdosic family enjoys fresh caught Splake done the old-fashioned way; head cut off, gutted, rinsed and ready for the frying pan.

While many anglers target trophy Lakers, Rainbows and Brook Trout through the ice, others have their sites set on “pan-fry” size trout simply salted, peppered and pan fried in butter!

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