View Full Version : Bait for Spray Lakers?

03-19-2007, 01:38 PM
Hi all,

I read in the regs that fishing with bait fish (dead) is not allowed in Spray. That is bait fish from the sucker, stickleback, trout-perch, darter and minnow famillies.

So what do you guys use to catch lakers in Spray?

Thanks and happy hooking.


bait for spray lake
03-19-2007, 04:53 PM
i am pretty sure you can use smelts there thats what i use when i go there kind of silly you cant use minnows but smelt are okay to use go figger go to the boat launch walk out till you hit 80 ft of water drop white tube down with half a smelt and catch 14-16 inch lakers most of the day love going there but the wind can suck god luck

03-19-2007, 08:29 PM
Bowfin's right. Smelt are permitted on Spray - and probably used by 90% of the people out there.


03-20-2007, 09:12 AM
Thanks guys. I've used smelts for pike, guess I just thought that bait was a bit big for the little LKTRs in Spray. I hope to give it a try in the next couple of weeks. I've had such a dismal ice-fishing season I thought Spray would be a good bet to hook something.

...Canmoron, what are the other 10% using? Shrimp?

Thanks again. Happy hoooking all.


sheep hunter
03-20-2007, 09:56 AM
I usually pick up small smelts. They are only about 4 inches long. Canadian Tire usually carries them.