Halloween decor is hitting the shelves across the states, and as the leaves turn, so do the mullet!
These festive fish are packing their scales and heading south for a Floridian fiesta.
From early September to early November, our salty buddies, the mullet, bid farewell to their summer shindigs off the coasts of the Carolinas and embark on a journey down south to the Florida peninsula. Once they escape the crisp waters in the north and reach their new tropical paradise, they throw a massive underwater soirée, providing epic mullet galore and delivering an unmatched fishing experience.
The mullet run is the stuff dreams are made of for many a saltwater predator and angler. These predators have been waiting for the leaves to color so they can pounce on the grand mullet migration. The best part? It's early October and the migration is in full swing.
Now, you might wonder where to stake your claim in this aquatic spectacle. Schools of mullet transform the coastline into a bustling marine nightclub, and it's an open invitation for a cast of characters from the underwater world to join the party, from snook to massive triple digit tarpon, all looking to indulge in the seasonal smorgasbord.
Instead of randomly casting into the sea, boost your odds during the mullet run and target high-traffic areas with a diverse array of small and large predators.
Mullet, You Irresistible Lure You!
Let's talk bait. For this magnificent mullet fiesta, saltwater predators have their eyes (and bellies) set on mullet more than anything else. And as a simple answer to a simple problem, there is simply no better way to entice these finned foodies than by using the real deal—live mullet (simple as that). Here are a few tips to up your chances of success:
- When looking for bait seek out bridges or beaches
- Equip yourself with an 8 ft cast net ¾ mesh size and toss into the school
- Rigging set up is rather simple from free lining a lip hooked mullet to fishing on a jig head, the key here is natural presentation. However, success can be found using artificials as well such as NLBN Lil Mullet or a Hogy Thumper.
- When choosing colors seek out a black/silver combination and match it with an appropriate jig head for the current you are fishing.
Happy fishing, and may the mullet be ever in your favor!
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