Finger Mullet

Finger Mullet

Target Species

Redfish, Speckled Trout, Jacks, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon

Water Types


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Finger mullet are prime forage for many species of saltwater fish and almost every predator fish on the Texas coast (speckled trout, jacks, snook, redfish, Spanish mackerel, tarpon, etc.) will attack one, if given an opportunity. Whereas adult mullet grow to a length of 9 to 19 inches (35 to 50 cm), finger (immature) mullet are 3 to 8 inches long. If you're planning a fishing trip to the Texas coast, make sure you have a few mullet imitations in your fly box. This particular pattern was developed by Swisher and Richards, a long time ago, and has been written up in a couple of books and magazines. It is designed to mimic the three to five inch finger mullet that are present in the bays and flats year round.

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