Healthy way to prepare Splake.

Posted on February 12th, 2020

Many anglers in Ontario love to target Splake trough the ice. These fish are not easy to locate. They have been stocked in only certain lakes and either learning their location from other anglers or by doing some research on-line to see what lakes have been stocked are the best ways to learn where to start.

Connor Grdosic targets Splake through the ice each winter and he uses a sled and goes a distance to find some of the best spots.

Splake are a man-manipulated cross between Lake Trout and Brook Trout. Both are part of the Char family and when they are combined the result is a beautiful looking fish that exhibits both species habits. This means they do well in cold lakes and adapt easily to feeding shallower or deeper depending what they are feeding on.

Good tactics to catch them is start by fishing shallow (less then 15′), over a mud bottom an as the winter progresses cut many holes to locate pods of fish. A good presentation is to either use a live or dead minnow on a set line, jigging with small flashy spoons or 1/8 or 1/4 oz hair jigs or jigs/plastic grubs. Some anglers also do well fishing roe bags close to the bottom.

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