The Splake seems to have taken the best physical trails of Lakers and Brookies to make a kind of super trout. When they were first stocked by the MNR back in the 70s it was thought that a Splake could never get over 3 pounds. To their surprise, Splake are well known to get well over 10 pounds with the Ontario record being 20.71 pounds. In Lucy Lake, guests commonly catch Splake in the 2 to 5-pound range. Their colors can range from dull to brilliant but most Splake look more like Brook Trout and have the beautiful colors.
Guests staying at our Hanover Lake Outpost have a short portage to Lucy Lake where they can catch good numbers of Splake. In the spring the Splake are right on the surface. As the water warms up they head deeper. In the summer, Splake that are actively feeding will be down around 40 to 50 feet deep, which is easy to fish with our deep-water trout tips.