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Pooh    8
Pooh

has anyone in the area been fishing tulibees yet if so what lakes. its the time of year where fishing finally get interesting.

hoping to give it a try this weekend.

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poutpro    0
poutpro

yeah they are biting on lakes that they are in

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no_bod    0
no_bod

i love the comment poutpro..made me laugh!

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101winchester    1
101winchester

To those that are catching them, are you using flashers or just a fly and dead sticking it? I always had better luck running flashers with a dropper but lately it isn't working. Maybe just a bit early. Hopefully I'll find a bunch on Sunday if all works out. Will be wrestling in Fargo on Saturday.

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DEADhead    0
DEADhead

I ahven't had much luck with the flasher setup yet on area lakes. I've seen one caught on a chubby darter, and other on crappie minnows from a deadstick. I'll stick to my flasher rig; the action should be picking up real soon. I just haven't marked a ton of fish yet....

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jerkin'm    3
jerkin'm

We filled a five gallon bucket with them on OT on Sunday morning...Most taken on a small pink/white/blue jig a whopper tipped w/ waxworms..Tried the flasher rig and didn't get a single one on it...The bite lasted til about noon...38 feet of water..

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fishermatt    0
fishermatt

Hey Jerkin'm, were your tullies wormy? Some I have caught on OT had those little yellow worms in the meat.

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jerkin'm    3
jerkin'm

That's what I remembered the last time I kept a few too..I checked them all thoroughly and didn't find any worms at all...If I would have, they certainly would have gone in the trash..Just pulled them out of the smoker..Good eats...They were bigger than the ones I have caught out there before too..

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Pooh    8
Pooh

only three this morning, gonna try again on sunday

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Pooh    8
Pooh

havent seen a ton of fish on the screens, yet the ones that are there are pretty shy yet. using the flasher rig with a little success

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Pooh    8
Pooh

to all those after tulibees, i think its still too early. again this morning 3, between 3 of us. all on flasher rigs, all fish seem to be suspended about centered in the water column

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GRAND DAD    0
GRAND DAD

Hey thank you very much for the info I want to make it up there one more time this year for the ice and thats what am going to go after, so thank you for the info.

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tacklebox7FF    0
tacklebox7FF

headin' out tomarrow morning I'll give you a report tmarrow..

TB

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BeezeHound    0
BeezeHound

Was out on Wed. morning and 3 of us caught 57 tullies, the bite is on! Fishing in 65 fow and caught them using flasher rigs with an 18" leader anywhere from 20' to 45' down, thank god for the vexilar. Jigged aggresively to get them to show up then had to let the rod be still for them to bite. Hope to get back out Sat morning.

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GRAND DAD    0
GRAND DAD

Thats awsome I will be up there saturday my self I would be happy with just a dozen. I did get a tip from a friend up there were they are biting I wonder if its the same lake you were fishing but I guess we will never know.

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BeezeHound    0
BeezeHound

Could be, there was 9 other people fishing out there in the same area. The others didnt have near as good of luck as we did though. We ended up giving quite a few to a couple guys out there that were watching us reel em in one after another while their lines were dead, felt kinda bad for them. They were pretty much non stop jiggin though so I really think that leaving the rod sit still when they showed up on the vexilar was the key. A dead stick line would deffinately not be a bad idea, but hard to tell what the best depth would be for that since they were running in a 25 foot column. Good luck Sat.

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GRAND DAD    0
GRAND DAD

Thanks for the tip's , Am glad you felt bad for the other Guys because thats usally me when is comes to tulibees. HEHEHEHE If your out there Saturday am driving a 08 F250 black stop and say hi.

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Pooh    8
Pooh

57 thats fun no mater how big they are. did that a few years ago. want very much to do it again, guess gotta keep to the early rise and fish all day to stay after them.

hey booze what time of the day did the seem to bite the best??

the few we been catching been biting around 830-900 then dont see much on the vexilar after that. usuall ystick around till 930 but with not much luck after 930.

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BeezeHound    0
BeezeHound

We fished from 7 to 10 and they were biting pretty consistantly the whole time. The only reason we left at 10 was cause my buddy had to get to work, they were still going crazy. Seemed like every couple minutes one of us bringing up a fish, probably could've caught almost 75 if we wouldn't have missed so many fish, deffinately some timmid biters in the bunch. Oh well, it was a blast anyway! I'll look for your truck Grand Dad, not sure what I'll be in as we haven't decided who is gonna drive yet. Now the guys are talking about goin after some trout Sat. morning so who knows, I'd like o get back out and catch some more tulibee myself.

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Pooh    8
Pooh

starting to pick up got 10 this morning. left about 930 even tho they were still biting. all biggger than normal, biggest was almost 18" long.

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big eyes    0
big eyes

het bozehound if you ever have any extra tulli's i will take them off your hands. let me know how many and when to pick them up. i live about 2 hours away. thanks big eyes

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swampy    0
swampy

WHERE ABOUT ON OT YOU GET EM. FISHED IT A LOT IN THE OLD DAYS BUT JUST OPEN WATER AND SPEARING IN THE WINTER. NEVER DID TRY FOR TULLIBIES ON OT.....

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bigbluepirahna    0
bigbluepirahna

Anyone been out to Sybil to catch those big hogs.

I only make it over there once every couple years, but it's worth it to only catch a couple when they're so big.

Don't need a fishing report, just wondering how the access and ice/snow is.

Thanks~

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