Big mullet

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MULLET FROM GALVESTON BAY

 

I wonder if you used this mullet as bait, how big the fish would be that takes it? This mullet was collected and released by TPWD fishery biologists in a gill net survey on Galveston Bay during the fall cold snap.

The Texas record for Striped Mullet is 10.38 pounds and measured 29.25 inches long. The fish came from the Upper Laguna Madre, March 13, 2009. Angler, Scott Lindner, caught the record on a Bass Assassin.

According to several sources the Striped Mullet you normally see jumping in the surf is 4 – 7 inches long and if you catch one pushing six pounds, you have a trophy—if you consider mullet a trophy fish.

In Florida, striped mullet can be found on the menus of many restaurants, but in the western Gulf of Mexico (Texas and Louisiana waters), they take on an oily taste and are generally not eaten. Instead, mullet are harvested for use as a bait fish.

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