Search for splake in the same places you’d find lakers and brook trout

Ice-fishing Friday: Your total guide to catching splake in the winter

Splake through the ice

Everything you need to know about location, tackle and presentations



Nothing will test your patience more than ice fishing for splake, the stunningly beautiful cross between male brook trout and female lakers. It’s not that these fish are particularly difficult to catch. Rather, they have a split personality and behave erratically as individuals, even in the same lake on the same day. It’s as though they can’t decide whether to act like brookies or lakers. Here’s how to get in on the action…