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[spleyk] /spleɪk/
noun, plural splakes (especially collectively) splake.
the hybrid offspring of a lake trout and a brook trout.
Origin of splake
1950-55; sp(eckled trout) + lake (trout) Unabridged
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Examples from the web for splake
  • Fishing at night with a dead minnow in early spring can also be effective for splake.
  • The lake is known for excellent warm water fishing, but it also offers the only location to fish for splake in the county.
  • As the ice first forms, fishing success is good for splake and browns.
  • Ice fishing can be popular for big bruiser pike and splake in the two to four pound range.
  • Species of fish produced include diploid rainbows and splake.
  • Lake trout and splake appear to be the only species susceptible to this viral disease.
  • Anglers report catching more rainbow trout than splake this year.
British Dictionary definitions for splake


a type of hybrid trout bred by Canadian zoologists
Word Origin
from sp(eckled) + lake (trout)
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