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> What's the daily catch and keep limit for splakes, in Zone 15, I mean
xiaolu
Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 09:46 am


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I just noticed from the current 2018 Ontario Recreational Fishing License Regulations Summary, and on Zone 15:

Lake Trout: S - 2 / C - 1
Splake: S - 5 / C - 2

I have been ice fishing on Lake Joseph in Zone 15 for several years, and somehow I thought the limit (with sports license) is always two (2) for splake (same as for lake trout/laker)

So the limit of splakes has always been 5, or is this new limit for this year?

Thanks

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 10:36 am


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QUOTE (xiaolu @ Feb 13, 2018 - 09:46 am)
I just noticed from the current 2018 Ontario Recreational Fishing License Regulations Summary, and on Zone 15:

Lake Trout: S - 2 / C - 1
Splake: S - 5 / C - 2

I have been ice fishing on Lake Joseph in Zone 15 for several years, and somehow I thought the limit (with sports license) is always two (2) for splake (same as for lake trout/laker)

So the limit of splakes has always been 5, or is this new limit for this year?

Thanks

Unless stated in exemptions for the lake, i do believe it has always been five as they are a put and take fish. No hope for the species to survive, so i cant see why they would limit them on one lake and not the other.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 10:39 am


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QUOTE (xiaolu @ Feb 13, 2018 - 09:46 am)
I just noticed from the current 2018 Ontario Recreational Fishing License Regulations Summary, and on Zone 15:

Lake Trout: S - 2 / C - 1
Splake: S - 5 / C - 2

I have been ice fishing on Lake Joseph in Zone 15 for several years, and somehow I thought the limit (with sports license) is always two (2) for splake (same as for lake trout/laker)

So the limit of splakes has always been 5, or is this new limit for this year?

Thanks


http://files.ontario.ca/environment-and-en...s%20Zone_15.pdf

This is the link for the 2015 regualtions and it states five with Lake Joe having no exemptions for splake.

Hope this helps.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 11:05 am


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thanks. so the limit has always been 5 for splake in Zone 15 (with sports license), and I did check exceptions for Lake Joseph but didn't see any exception in this regard (other than this lake is closed entirely from Jan 1 to Friday immediately prior to Family Day long weekend)

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 11:15 am


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No splake in lake joe

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 11:28 am


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No splake in Lake Joseph? I didn't know that!:-)

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 11:28 am


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This is what I caught (and then released) last year in March ice fishing on Lake Joseph. Is this not a splake? Or is it a small lake trout (laker)?

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 11:35 am


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Small lake trout. No stocking of any fish on joe.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 12:06 pm


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QUOTE (Fishabout @ Feb 13, 2018 - 11:35 am)
Small lake trout. No stocking of any fish on joe.

Thanks. And I think we are saying splake can't reproduce or be formed naturally, we'll only find them in lakes that are actively stocked with splake

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 12:10 pm


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Not a splake. A splake is a Frankenstein fish created by crossing a lake Trout with a brook trout.. It's a mule and is sterile and can't breed. The MNR stocks them in backwoods lakes, as put and take, meaning just fish them out and we'll put more in. The whole purpose of them is so that backwoods boys will have something worthwhile to catch in lakes with nothing worthwhile in them..

For newbies they may be difficult to identify, but they look like a lake trout with brook trout colours..

Not naturally occurring (well not exactly, but highly unlikely) -- All lakes that have splake these days are stocked and on the stocking lists.

Here's a pic of a splake I caught

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 12:15 pm


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Thanks Jerry for the insight. Looking at the pic you provided above, it looks like it might be easier to tell/differentiate a splake from a lake trout (laker) by its forked tail?

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 12:18 pm


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YES it's all in the tail.. I think you are right. I forgot about that..

lake trout - forked tail

brook trout - square tail

Splake - inbwt - rounded I guess

Pros correct me if I am wrong..

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 12:37 pm


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counting the pyloric caeca (finger-like projections of the intestine) is the only positive identification: splake (65-85); brook trout (23-55); lake trout (93+)


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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 06:39 pm


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I’ve caught hundreds of lakers from Joe over the years, and some do have more colours than others, especially in the fins and at certain times of the year, but there is absolutely NOT any splake out there. If your going to fish Joe thinking you can bring Home 5 “splake”, you better be ready to pay a hefty fine when the C.O.s pop by for a visit ( and I’m sure they’ll be out a lot this weekend). This is not directed exactly to you James, just anyone in general that thinks they’re catching splake out there.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 08:11 pm


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Fork tail is a definite for lakers. Splake is more flat.

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