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Offline EsoxVenator

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Cisco tips
« on: Feb 11, 2018, 10:57 AM »
I have never caught one, but I would like to catch some tulibees. I hear they are one of the best big pike baits and very good smoked. From what I've read, you just have to search for them and jig with a spoon and or minnow to draw them and then get them to hit on a super tiny jig with a waxie or spike. I found a local lake with them according to the DNR. Any tips would be appreciated. 

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Re: Cisco tips
« Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 2018, 11:52 AM »
Fished a lake near me that has them, and we caught them along with the gills, but not every time, they were good size, like pulling a rattlesnake up the hole, good fighters !!

Offline netminder34

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Re: Cisco tips
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2018, 02:32 PM »
Have caught them up in the bay jigging but they were too big for Pike bait.  They are good smoked and I have heard canned but have not tried myself yet.

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Re: Cisco tips
« Reply #3 on: Feb 19, 2018, 07:26 PM »
We has Cisco for supper tonight. We wrap them in tin foil with a large sweet onion, butter and some lemon juice. Seal the foil tight so the fish will steam while in the oven. Caught in Grand Traverse west bay jigging.

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Re: Cisco tips
« Reply #4 on: Feb 19, 2018, 08:27 PM »
Ya catch em on minnows or on grubs like waxies or on Wiggler's .... Only ask because I'll be trying Thur morning
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Re: Cisco tips
« Reply #5 on: Feb 19, 2018, 09:13 PM »
hali jig ,gold swedish pimple small,but then again i caught one last fall on a magnum blue dolphin spoon ,ther really aggressive bite almost any thing ..good luck

Offline TheGeneral

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Re: Cisco tips
« Reply #6 on: Feb 24, 2018, 02:06 PM »
We've got Cisco's in our lake, but I've never fished them. The dnr planted them for years for the pike.

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Re: Cisco tips
« Reply #7 on: Feb 24, 2018, 02:19 PM »
Hey netminder. Have you ever seen those pictures of a 18" pike in the mouth of a 40" pike? just wondering how big are the cicso your cautching!! I think there is no such thing as to big for pike bait.
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Offline Doeslayer

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Re: Cisco tips
« Reply #8 on: Feb 24, 2018, 02:42 PM »
No doubt jd I've lost a few respectable smallmouth on the au sable to pike who thought they deserved it more.... I think they just like anything in distress.... That's why when I rig up decoy suckers on a tipup I cut the tail fin off... They seem to struggle more and entice a instinct bite
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Re: Cisco tips
« Reply #9 on: Feb 24, 2018, 09:16 PM »
Hey netminder. Have you ever seen those pictures of a 18" pike in the mouth of a 40" pike? just wondering how big are the cicso your cautching!! I think there is no such thing as to big for pike bait.
5lbs ish,. I understand that bigger Pike will hit some big fish but don't have 40+ Pike or musky in any of my frequently fished lakes that I have seen will hit a fish as big as 20+in and 5+ lbs.  I use some pretty big sucker minnows and most of the time  they are untouched while the smaller grays are getting the action.

Offline Doeslayer

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Re: Cisco tips
« Reply #10 on: Feb 24, 2018, 09:21 PM »
Agreed 5 lbs is too big.... Lol not saying he wouldn't get eaten but the likelihood is slim... I keep my biggest baits around 13-15 inches and then trim the fan off the tail
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Offline jdgambler

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Re: Cisco tips
« Reply #11 on: Feb 26, 2018, 08:01 AM »
5 lbs is kindda big. I watched a dino-pike follow my 12 perch almost right out of the hole a few weeks ago . amazing.
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