A mullet update

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A mullet update

Postby fishinmidget » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:25 pm

Right so lads, i finally got my arse and went mullet fishing

The short of it is, i had four hook ups and lost all of them, i blame the tiny hooks. they were sifting through the weed at the edge my usual lagoon spot(see my reports for more info/pics) and i think they were feeding on grub like organisms.

The fly in question was the only half suitable one in the box, a okey dokey buzzer tied to a size 10 hook. white body with a green head. I was retrieving in fast 20-25cm strips. Seemed to work ok.

Weather permitting(and when better prepared) i will give them another go, although it will have to wait till the new moon on the Monday after next. Getting time off school and tides to coincide in nigh on impossible :roll: :roll:

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Re: A mullet update

Postby fishinmidget » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:31 pm

Oops, i forgot why i put up this post :oops: :oops:

I wanted to ask if anyone has seen any in their local spots yet? any sightings ye mullet heads? Colin? Davy?
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Re: A mullet update

Postby colin c » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:34 pm

fishinmidget wrote:Oops, i forgot why i put up this post :oops: :oops:

I wanted to ask if anyone has seen any in their local spots yet? any sightings ye mullet heads? Colin? Davy?


A possible sighting by Mr.Murdoch last week but he's not 100% sure.
Another month or 2 before the big numbers get to us.
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Re: A mullet update

Postby Joe C » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:03 pm

I usually have to wait until late April, or early May at my local marks.I have tied up some flies which are on the DVD
by Danish flyfisher Brian Kjaer,made of green marabou and dubbing,the hook is totally hidden and just might fool the
fish this time.Fingers crossed.

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Re: A mullet update

Postby Davy Murdoch » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:18 pm

lucky you having so many mullet at this time of year :(
Time for me to move to Galway :lol:

Im sure you have one in the net soon enough chum 8)

colin i was about 95% sure it was a mullet.we`ll get a run out next week to try for them....
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Re: A mullet update

Postby Tanglerat » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:11 am

None showing in North donegal as yet. Alex, you wouldn't ever go throw some stones into that lagoon of yours, chase them up this way a bit quicker, eh?
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Re: A mullet update

Postby lumpy » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:13 am

plenty of bays stuffed with them down here, just havnt had time yet to try for them
shore species 2008(25):dogfish(3.1lbs), bull huss (12lb 2oz), bass, shore rockling, coalie, whiting, pollack, conger (22.4lbs),flounder, thick lipped mullet (4.8lbs),turbot,ling (11.2lbs),ballan wrasse(4.5lbs), cuckoo wrasse, pouting, poor cod, cod (9.5lbs), dab, 3 bearded rockling, long spined scorpion fish, corkwing wrasse, plaice, trigger fish, sea trout, garfish


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Re: A mullet update

Postby KERRY1 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:43 am

I haven't started looking for them yet Alex, but I intend to very soon.
I'm really looking forward to fishing for them again , last year was my first serious year fishing for them and I loved it.
I'm away bass fishing for ten days in a couple of weeks time so when I come back from that I'm gonna concentrate on the mullet then . I'll keep you posted on how I get on.
Good luck with them yourself.
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Re: A mullet update

Postby immunecfg » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:50 pm

Indeed paula, ill have to get out with you and Norman when your going out this year :D
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Re: A mullet update

Postby KERRY1 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:03 pm

immunecfg wrote:Indeed paula, ill have to get out with you and Norman when your going out this year :D


No problem, you'd be more than welcome to join us.
I'll give you a shout when we're going and we can get something arranged.
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Re: A mullet update

Postby fishinmidget » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:38 pm

Joe, my fly fishing buddy uses marabou and does very well, although that might be down to the fact hes way better than me :lol: :lol: :lol: . I'm also not convinced that the hidden hook makes too much of a difference, i often use large enough hooks that are well exposed just to get a good hook hold.

Davy and Colin, good to hear about the possible mullet sighting, hope ye get some.

Tanglerat, the only answer i can give to that request is no :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Neil, Let us know if ya get fishing for them.

Hope the bass fishing goes well Paula.

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Re: A mullet update

Postby colin c » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:01 am

fishinmidget wrote: I'm also not convinced that the hidden hook makes too much of a difference, i often use large enough hooks that are well exposed just to get a good hook hold.


Alex

I would agree with you on that one.
I think Davy had 2 fish last year on bare hooks.The mullet took them while he was reeling in to replace the bread that had come off during the cast.
I was also getting loads of hook ups on teal blue and silver flies that i was retrieving quickly through groups of fish.
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Re: A mullet update

Postby mark2572 » Mon May 10, 2010 8:14 pm

Ha ha ha ha ha......I can't believe I am reading this lol!!.........Why not try dynamite instead of reeling bare hooks through a shoal of mullet? Surely that would be even easier??......

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Re: A mullet update

Postby Luke the fisher » Mon May 10, 2010 9:07 pm

Few showing in Cork Harbour but not many!!!
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