The mullet run has started in Miami Beach! This is a great time of year to catch Tarpon, Snook, Sharks, and Jacks on the beach. The mullet begin their fall migration from the north. They form huge schools near the beach, and feasting on them are the fish mentioned above. Monday we fished the mullet run for the first time this year. We had a beautiful sunrise to start the day after the super moon and king tides! We motored south to South Beach and immediately found large schools of mullet. After a couple throws of the cast net we had a live well full of bait. We drifted these baits on the surface from Government Cut south to the North end of South Beach. We finished the day with 12 jack crevalle from 20 to 35 pounds, 3 for 4 on Tarpon, and a few sharks and snook to complete the day. If you like to catch great fighting fish and then release them to fight another day, this is the time of year for you. At one point we saw huge tarpon jumping completely out of the water and pushing mullet schools from one side of the jetty to the other in Government Cut. It looked like something out of National Geographic. Lets get out and catch some hard fighting fish!!! The run usually only lasts for a month at the most.
Captain Tony Zain
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