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info on tullies ?

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does anyone have info on the tullie bite around stonie point on leech? as well as the perch bite ? djwood

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? lots of lookers ! and no one knows anything about tullies ? then there should be a mess of them around ? if nobody fishes for them .

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If you can get your hands on last weeks outdoor news there is a great article in there about fishing tullies. Its not on Leech Lake lake but the article gives some pretty general patterns to catching tullies anywhere they are present. Sounds like the deeper the water the better looking for suspended fish. March is the best time to catch them as they start to strap on the feedbags as the insect larvae and inverts begin to supsend over deep water. Good fishing!

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I know nothing about tullies.. how big are they around this area? and how are they for eating? compared to ?

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I don't know about that erea but they run 2 to 3 lbs great smoked basicaly a type of whitefish.

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I've caught herring on Lk Superior and we used small tinsel jigs.. or similar small jigs and grubs and I'm getting the impression they are similar to these... travel in suspended schools?

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The reason no one is responding is because there is really nothing to report. As far as I am concerned there has not been any sort of tulibee bite for maybe 7 years. Can't say for sure how many years, but it seems like that many. I can say with authority that there has been no bite, I mean absolutely no bite, for the past 3 to 4 years. Last year I saw a house out from Stony at tulibee bite time and checked it out. Notta, nothing. The year before I did not see a house or fisherman. The last time I went was 4 or 5 years ago with another guy. There were some fishermen out there, but very few. Also very few fish caught. We caught a couple for our 3 hours of fishing. Pretty poor. Years ago you would go out with the dozens of other people out there and catch as many as you would want.

I will be checking it out from time to time from here on out. I will give a report if I see or hear of any bite happening.

Leechlake, you agree with what I just wrote?

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well !! finaly someone that sees what i saw in the past ! which is now the present or today. yes the fishing is not as great as it once was, but maybe someday it will return? hope to see a few of the ole tullies fisherman and women out and about after the slippery devils soon . djwood fish on and often !

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There were 3 of us out there last year, 3rd weekend in March, brougth home 20 of them between the 3 us, fished for about 4 - 5 hours. The one fellow said it was pretty slow compared to years gone by but I'll be going back again this year, I had fun.

Mike

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 Originally Posted By: djwood
yes the fishing is not as great as it once was, but maybe someday it will return? hope to see a few of the ole tullies fisherman and women out and about after the slippery devils soon.

The last two summers have been pretty tough on Leech Lake tullibees. The lake is very windswept so there is a very good general mixing of water; the lake isn't too stratified at least mainlake. But the last two summers have had week long stretches of water temperatures in the upper 70's and low 80's. That is absolutely BRUTAL for tullibees, whitefish, and eelpout. I'm sure the regulars remember seeing dead fish floating on whitecaps on windy days. I don't know how surveyed levels of tullibee compare to historical averages, but I would guess the population has suffered some recently.

If I was looking for tullibee action I would either hit the deep holes on Walker Bay or head down 371 to Ten Mile. Lots of deep spots on that lake.

Good luck.

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Has anyone been out yet this year..

how is the ice off stony PT landing??

any info would help.

feel free to email me.

bwREMOVEeske@healtheast.org

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where on ten mile does a person fish tulli's. i'm not familiar with the lake. what side of the lake what access should i go on. looks like there are a few different landing's any info will help. also looking for some perch. any idea's

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