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- n. Plural form of cisco.
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It seems like that would be a good spot for ciscoes to spawn, and it's right on the way to the muskies wintering location in clam lake.
For example, increasing the number of cyprinids that consume plankton (e.g., emerald shiner – Notropis atherinoides, lake chub – Couesius plumbeus) in northern waters will possibly divert energy from existing planktivores (e.g., ciscoes) and reduce their population abundances.
North American salmon, trout, char, graylings, white fishes, and ciscoes of the family Salmonidae are grouped by genera and appear in the order as described in the text.
The family Salmonidae includes trout, salmon, char, whitefishes, ciscoes, inconnu, and graylings in North America and several more genera from Europe and Asia.
Chinook, on the other hand, feast on insects and sideswimmers when young, then consume a variety of fish, especially smelt and ciscoes, a type of lake herring, as they mature.
In LePere’s youth, the fish house had been where his father cleaned the day’s catch—ciscoes, herring, whitefish—he sold to the markets and smokehouses along the North Shore between Grand Marais and Two Harbors.