As an additional member of Manitoba’s hybrid trout club, the splake is an interesting cross of the brook and lake trout that continually attracts the likes of anglers who are seemingly drawn to their appealing presence and challenging pursuit. With seasonal colors that would rival the Northern Lights, this often unpredictable predator offers a token Manitoba angling experience that is usually partial to choice seasons.
Close encounters with huge, weary splake is a favoured occasion for hard core fly fishers and seasoned trout followers. With the strength and explosiveness of a lake trout and the elusive nature of a brook trout, the splake is an inspiring species that produces hallmark battles on some of the most attractive fisheries in Manitoba. You may find yourself targeting these awesome opponents in cold, clear waters that would compare to the aqua green and blue colors of the Caribbean.
Like all trout species in Manitoba, the splake grows to an impressive size and offers opportunities for fish that exceed 28 inches!
Angling opportunities for splake are popular during the open water months of May, June and October and during the hard water months of December, March and April.
Top producing fisheries include Mid Lake, Laurie Lake, East Blue Lake and Camp Lake.
Manitoba Record: Caught in Mid Lake, measuring 90.81 cm (35.75”).
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