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Mullet Everywhere But no Trout or Reds

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This weekend I fished an area that had mullet everywhere. By the thoussands. I fished for several hours with artificial and fresh shrimp and caught nothing but cats. What causes all of this mullet to congrigate like that? And where were the other fish?
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Mullet only mean something good when they are in an area the Trout prefer to feed in. For instance if they are just out in open water where you have never caught a Trout before then more than likely they will not be there this time either. I have luck when they are on points, cuts, oyster reefs, or sunken islands. This however doesn't mean either that just because they are there you will catch but sometimes they like to hang together. Smaller schools of Mullet are prefered to million mullet schools as well . If nothing else works try a top water bait out at the edges of the school.............
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I look for mullet lines as I look for birds feeding. They are both indicators of trout and redfish activity and we have caught many many fish under the mullets this Spring already! As Capt Ron has said, mullets in the open bays where no trout are will signal you some serious rod bending with Gaftops but that's it. Find the smaller mullets in the smaller schools around the oyster reefs and swim a plastic Bayou Chub under them and see what happens! Forget the shrimp---they're mullets! That a given.
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I was fishing a cut in the marsh where I have caught many reds before. I tried the LSU chub, motor oil coccahoe, and spoons. I just thought it strange that there was nothing feeding on these guys. Thank you again for you advice. I will try to find smaller schools.
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