Ice anglers are travelling a few hours north of the GTA and getting in to some excellent early ice Splake action.
Connor Grdosic had a chance to get out with his friend and they had excellent action.
Splake are easiest to catch under early ice since they are still in shallow water. As the winter goes on they will scatter at various depths. You can use live minnows but usually small flashy spoons and jigs/plastic or hair bodies will work well for feeding fish.