Florida Mullet Run: Episode 202

Aired: January 9, 2015
Online: July 19, 2015


Featured in this episode: Shimano Stella reel, Yo-Zuri Mag Minnow lure, Mercury Pro XS motor.


Featured in this episode: mullet (Mugil cephalus), crevalle jack (Caranx hippos), tarpon (Megalops atlanticus), and kingfish (Scomberomorus cavalla).


Thanks to Captain Christian Yergens of CNYontheFLY. If you want to catch fish during the mullet run, you’ve got look up Christian.

Going Fishing? Carter’s Tips

Mullet & Yo-Zuri Mag MinnowI like lure fishing. When I have a choice I use artificial lures. But I also like catching, and sometimes you just have to “match the hatch,” as they say in fly fishing.

In the mullet run show, I was able to use lures to pick off a few fish—sharks, jacks and kingfish—around the schools of mullet, but the tarpon were so focused on the live mullet that, for a day and a half, I only got one lure bite. There were just too many mullet!

When we switched to live bait it was a game changer. We got a bite immediately. Those tarpon were able to pick out the bait that was struggling on our hook, even among all the other mullet. That’s how we got our bites.

The last afternoon fishing with Christian was outstanding, live bait or not.



Vero Beach, Florida.