By Capt. Mike Myers
Do you love to eat fish? Do you have friends or neighbors who love to eat fish? Do you find it hard sometimes to catch enough fish to feed your family or share with others? After all, daily bag limits are tight these days. Well then, let me tell you about a little fish we have right here in Southwest Florida that is easy to catch, easy to clean and tastes great. Also, it has the one of the most generous bag limits of any edible fish in our great state — and did I mention it’s delicious?
The mullet — that’s right, the mullet — is one of our state’s most abundant edible fish, and probably one of the most underrated. Mullet are found throughout Florida, and around the world for that matter. They live mostly in warm tropical to subtropical environments (that’s us, by the way) and can live anywhere from the open ocean to brackish rivers and creeks. There are also a few species of mullet that thrive in fresh water.
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