Shrimp VS. Mullet (What’s The Best Bait For Each Inshore Species?)
Shrimp VS Mullet.
Which is better?
Which is the best bait for each species of inshore saltwater fish?
Find out below!!
Shrimp VS. Mullet [VIDEO]
Time Of The Year
Winter is the right time to use live shrimp or shrimp presentations.
Most of the mullet have moved into larger sounds and bodies of water.
Shrimp of any size is your best bait option for the colder months, even artificial will work!
Moving into spring and then summer is when you want to use mullet or finfish as bait.
During the spring and summer, there are tons of shrimp hatches which overload our waters with millions of shrimp.
This is an ideal time to use finger mullet to target inshore fish.
Shrimp presentations tend to blend into the masses and won’t stand out as a mullet would in spring or summer.
Moving into Fall, mullet are going to be bigger but so are the shrimp as well.
Once those first few cold fronts roll through in the fall, you should use live shrimp.
There are not as many ‘trash’ fish around to steal your bait as there will be in other seasons.
Also, shrimp tend to be a bit bigger during this time and larger meals are exactly what these fish want.
They don’t have to expend a lot of energy to chase down a meal.
Species To Target With Either Bait
When it comes to speckled trout, shrimp is your best bet.
If you want to reel in TONS of trout, then shrimp is the way to go.
But if you want to target bigger trophy trout, then you have to use larger finger mullet.
No matter the size of the redfish, my favorite bait to use to target them is shrimp.
Mainly all year round, shrimp is the way to go for targeting all sizes of redfish.
However, I will switch over to finfish in the springtime in an effort to set my presentation apart when shrimp are extremely prevalent.
To complete the slam, the best type of bait for flounder is finger mullet.
Anywhere in the 4-7-inch range works best.
Flounder are ambush predators and love it when they spot a BIG meal that is easy to get.
The main part of their diet is finfish, especially when the flounder get bigger.
It’s all about analyzing fish biology as well as seasonal trends.
Shrimp works all year round but excels in the colder months.
Mullet is an excellent bait for flounder in particular and is best used in spring and summer when shrimp hatches are everywhere.
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