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kfk

Has anyone heard any reports of whitefish or tulibee being caught recently?

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Hoey

There are many tulibee mixed in with the walleye and sauger.  Deeper water and mud are the places to search out a good school of them.  

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kfk

I know where to look but I'm just curious how the bite has been for them.

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CANOPY SAM

In my experience, they aren't showing up as often as they were only a year or two back.  Couple winters back they were prolific.  Couldn't go anywhere without getting into at least a half dozen of these buggers.

I caught one on Monday, in 32 feet of water, but it was a dandy!  At least 3, maybe 3 1/2 lbs.?  As usual, this fish was suspended about 12-14 feet off bottom, and as soon as I reeled up to it, it quickly turned and hammered my bait.  It'll be a dandy for the smoker!

I don't know very much about these deep water, pelagic fish.  They must go in population cycles...kinda like crappies?  Fast growing, short life cycle???  Maybe just me, but I'm just not seeing nearly as many as we did a couple winters ago, and I'm primarily fishing the same areas.

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curt quesnell

Seems like we catch 1 or 2 almost every time out.  Haven't really gotten into em yet but I suppose it is comming.

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Hoey

This past weekend, only two were caught by our group of three fishermen and they were small, in the 10" range.  

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hookie

got a nice batch last weekend for smoking. Larger ones.

 

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Ten point

Catching a lot of them in 34 feet

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