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Whats better 16' red or 16' channel mullet

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picked up a couple of 17' channel mullet on elmers beach last week.

had better meat than the reds we caught biggest channels I've ever seen
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   JOHN C.
DEFINITELY, I prefer the channel mullets...fried, grilled, baked ADD some salad, garlic bread and a 'few' long necks that freeze when just opened!!! John Castelluccio, Jr.
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Channel mullets are excellent and tend to be very good table fare and the Noo Orleanian in me had a chore getting over the 'mullet' name-remember my dear ole dad(deceased almost 5 years now)calling regular mullets'turd rasslers' and I used to catch lotta channel mullets fishing off the Grand Isle bridge and once we cleaned and ate a few,realized they were absolutely delicious.As far as reds and black drum go,I prefer a smaller drum(18-22 inches)over a comparably-sized redfish!Hope to nab a few Lake P reds tomorrow and do not know where the black drum went(used to catch tons of them jigging PowerLine Pilings with salted shrimp)!!

Mandevillian
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I do like reds. But I'll take the channel mullets any day.. Heck, I'll even take two 8' channel mullets over a 16' red.
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   FEA111
Absolutely the Channel Mullet anytime.
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   Bran22
Killing me... That's a Gulf King Fish Menticirrhus littoralis not a striped mullet Mugil cephalus or a white mullet Mugil curema. Yes, I'm holding you responsible for learning the difference and putting away the practice of pointing at everything and calling it what you heard it called as a child.
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I can only speak for myself but to me what you would like to put away is heritage. It isn't ignorance I believe that we are all aware that the fish pictured above is not a common mullet but a gulf kingfish. However, it is also referred to by other names depending upon the location such as whiting and channel mullet. Similarly louisianaians commonly refer to many species of fish by the names passed down such as choupique (bowfin), lemonfish (Cobia) etc.

I see nothing wrong with continuing to embrace the culture that we are surrounded in.

If you'd like to call each fish by its scientific name then by all means do. As for me I'll continue to call wildlife by the names my ancestors passed down and I'll be proud to pass down what I can to whomever enjoys the outdoors with me.
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Well said Geauxfish. And anyway, no one said anything about striped mullet or white mullet. I'm pretty sure just about every saltwater fisherman on this forum knows exactly what a channel mullet is.
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I was raised in Lafayette. we always called them whiting . wasn't till I started fishing around grand isle that we
started calling them channel mullet still one of the best fried fish you'll ever eat
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   kenspeck
half-shelled redfish cooked on an Ole Smokey bbq pit, just before its done spread some Jack Miller's BBQ sauce over the fish. enough said !!
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