Upper Peninsula Splake With Eric Hataaja

Eric Hataaja and his pal Scott Skafer are after splake in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Lake Superior.

Eric Hataaja takes Scott and the North American Fisherman TV crew to a place near and dear to his heart on Michigan's Upper Peninsula--A place he used to frequent with his father and grandfather. They're fishing for a rather unique stocked fish called a splake.

What is a splake? Splake are a hybrid of two species, the results you get when you cross a male brook trout with a female lake trout. Very rarely do these two species of trout cross bread in the wild so splake are typically a stocked fish. They make great sport fish because they thrive in the cold waters of the north and grow fast. Splake are capable of reproducing but seldom do in the wild.  


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