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[Canadian French toulibi, from Ojibwa dialectal *oto·lipi·.]
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(Animals) a cisco of the Great Lakes of Canada, Coregonus artedii tullibee
[C19: from French toulibi, from Ojibwa]
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(ˈtʌl əˌbi)

a commercially important deep-bodied Canadian whitefish, Coregonus artedi tullibee.
[1780–90; < Canadian French toulibi < Ojibwa]
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He says tullibees and whitefish, which are native to the lakes that he ice fishes, don't work as well.
Caption: Rick Sphiruk prefers cut sucker over cut tullibees and whitefish for attracting lake trout.
There pickerel, pike and tullibees were netted and dried to form the winter staple of the poorer metis from White Horse Plain.
The most significant fishes in terms of supporting human populations in Manitoba include: lake sturgeon (Acispenser fulvescens), lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush), arctic char (Salvetinus alpinus), tullibee (Coregonus artedii), lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis), goldeye (Hiodon alosoides), northern pike (Esox lucius), yellow perch (Perca flavescens), the sauger (Stizostedion canadense) and the pickerel (Stizostedion vitreum).(17) The fact that these species occupied different habitats and were found in different regions of the province, and that they congregate at different times, meant that a steady supply of fish was available.
"Lake of the Woods also has tullibees, which add another dimension to the food chain," he says.
"Smithwick Rogues are effective on Minnesota's Mille Lacs Lake, which also has tullibees. But on North Dakota's Devils Lake, where the fish are used to smaller meals like juvenile perch, freshwater shrimp, and minnows, I stick with the smaller Wally Diver all season."
If you locate an area where walleyes are feeding on large prey, such as medium-sized perch, tullibees, smelt, or gizzard shad, the walleyes' average size will be large, too.
In a typical autumn, water temperatures falling into the high-40[degrees]F range spur a daytime feeding binge along prime rock and gravel shorelines that host ample forage ranging from minnows and juvenile panfish to spawning tullibees.
The yellow perch growth rate slowed to below-average levels, while that of ciscoes (tullibees) soared-as did cisco recruitment and overall numbers.