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MNfan

Anybody fishing tulibees yet

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Jim Uran

I've got a wierd thing going on on South Twin as far as Tulibees go. We haven't caught one all winter long and we've been out there quite a bit. Last Winter we had a ton of them on the ice. Well not that many but we did catch quite a few ALL winter long in the same spots we are fishing now. Somebody was saying a lot of them died off due to the Hot weather and warm water temps last summer. There were reports of them washing up on shore. Anybody else have any insight on this.

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walleyes12

Last summer I did notice alot of lakes with dead Tulibees floating on top! Not a pretty site!

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shae1986

The Tulibees are going, they have been going for a few weeks now.

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MNfan

Anything on Pelican or Long by Vergas

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big eyes

hey shae what lake are the tullies biting on i'm looking to catch about 20 or so. do you know of anyone who has some that they don't want. i'd be willing to come and pick them up. if you don't want to tell me the lake on this site e-mail me tarjar@prodigy.net thanks

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MNfan

Any hot Tulibee action yet

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Dahitman44

I heard that they are staring to go on long Lake by Vergas. You have to be out there early, however.

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MNfan

Thanks hitman ended up not getting home anyway hopefully next weekend

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RK

Hiya -

About the cisco die-offs...

Several lakes in the area did have a die-off last summer. I know on Crystal, it was the worst one I've seen there since '87. It's not uncommon during extended periods of high heat. Basically what happens is there's a temperature/oxygen squeeze. Temps get too high in the upper water column, but oxygen levels are too low (or there's no oxygen at all below the thermocline) down where it's cooler.

Most of the mortality is with mature adults though. Juveniles are a lot more tolerant of warm temps, and lower DO levels. So populations can go through a die-off now and then and stay viable. But, if water continues to stay warm (climate change), frequent die-offs can certainly hurt a population. From talking to some of the DNR PhDs who are looking at climate change implications for fisheries, ciscoes are definitely going to come out on the short end of the stick... On some of the lakes in our area, I suspect mature ciscoes are limited to a very narrow band of the water column by temp and oxygen requirements anyhow. We're on the fringe of the cisco range as it is.

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

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Jay R

RK,

Funny how that coincides with drought years, long sustained heat bad situation for ciscoes. It's sad to see those tube shaped packages of fish steroids flaoting and washing up on shore!!!

Jay

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DEADhead

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ciscoes are definitely going to come out on the short end of the stick...


There has been discussion that the northern fringes of the state and northward, e.g. bwca/voyageurs/quetico, may actually see an increase in coldwater fish production. As those lakes begin to warm, they will become more productive due to the increased productivity of plankton and other forage sources. Right now temperature is a limiting factor for productivity on many northern lakes. There is a certain point where water temperature and dissolved oxygen meet, creating an optimum threshold for maximum productivity. The northern lakes are below this point right now. Many of the lakes on the southern range for cisco, e.g. Mille Lacs, Leech, etc., will begin to see decreased cicso populations due to exceeding this point of optimum productivity. Lake Superior will be a coldwater refuge and will see an increase in productivity.

Anyone who gets an opportunity to see a talk from Don Pereira or Pete Jacobson regarding climate change on Minnesota Fisheries should take the opportunity to do so. They will be speaking again next Tuesday at the Annual MN AFS (American Fisheries Society) meeting in St. Cloud.

I see that there is a podcast from Pereira available on KAXE...

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fisherdog19

My buddy got 11 of them between 4-6pm on Loon lake in Vergas. Not sure what area of the lake, but he was in 18 fow.

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Dahitman44

Hot tip --

just heard that on Long Lake by Vergas they had to catch them before dawn -- like 5 am to 6:30 am -- they shut off after that.

BTW -- very important -- you can't get on by that resort anymore the new owners have it blocked off. You have to drive from the access and that its like 6 miles I think.

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MNfan

Thanks for the report that is to bad the closed the access at the resort it is a long way from the other end with a 4 wheeler. Is that no access or will they take payment.

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Dahitman44

NO dice, I am afraid. I hear it is BLOCKED off..

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Dahitman44

I did hear that people are traveling through somebody's yard that is a summer place. I would not condone such action but that is what I hear.

Hitman

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