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4 Fool-Proof Tips for Fishing the Fall Mullet Run

Tactics for catching big coastal fish during the fall bait run

4 Fool-Proof Tips for Fishing the Fall Mullet Run
Silver mullet prefer water temps above 68 degrees, and many move south for the winter. Photo by Jason Arnold

Using my trolling motor to position the boat a long cast from the seawall, I stood ready to send a topwater plug deep into a basin created by two parallel seawalls roughly 80 feet apart. The tips of the walls stuck out 30 feet or so from shore, blocking the path of the mullet schools migrating along the shoreline.

Professional bass fisherman Shaw Grigsby was with me that morning and as the first hint of light hit the water the mullet schools started to push around the seawall. Grigsby made a long cast parallel to the seawall with his topwater plug, and started crawling it down the wall with a walk-the-dog retrieve. Instantly, it was movie night at Orville Redenbachers, as a big...

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