Fishing a lure in the middle of a million mullet may seem like a waste of time, but it can be very effective in certain situations. Pictured below are three great choices for fishing during the mullet run.
DOA Baitbuster- Great lure for fishing around finger mullet schools. Deadly on snook, tarpon, and other less desirable species. The Baitbuster casts well (use the trolling or deep running models for better casts) and looks just like a finger mullet in the water. Not a great choice if the toothy predators (bluefish, jacks, ladyfish) are around, they will tear them up in a hurry! Keep the baitbuster on the outside edges of the mullet schools for the best chance at attracting a bite.
Silver Spoon- Highly effective lure for throwing around mullet schools on the beach. Great choice when fast striking predator species are terrorizing the bait. Bluefish, sharks, tarpon, snook, jack, and more all love to take a swipe at
a wobbly silver spoon swimming by.
Rapala X-Rap- Great choice for throwing around smaller schools of mullet. The X-Rap is available in four sizes, so finding one to match the size of the bait shouldn't be too hard. Fish the edges of the schools for the best chance.