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Enjoy the Mullet Run

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hope everyone enjoyed the long summer. Boy, was it a hot one! Life should be returning to normal with school back in session, which means less people on the water for us fishermen. This is a very exciting time of year, as September and October are the mullet migration months off of the beach and in the Indian River Lagoon. It’s one of the largest migrations in the northern hemisphere and on the planet. If you’ve never witnessed this spectacular event, just take a walk down the beach any morning or evening and you’re likely to see an unbelievable show of feeding fish. Species include tarpon, snook, jack, Spanish mackerel, kings, along with sharks and other fish, keeping the bay very occupied and frantic as they migrate south for the winter. Watch in early September as the smaller schools of mullet begin to show from the north heading south. As the month goes on, the numbers will increase and the whole show wraps up around mid-November. The best part is you don’t need a boat to be in the action—the fish are only a few feet from the shoreline on calm days with great water clarity. You’ll see a lot of the action! Be extremely cautious when swimming, for this is a dangerous time with many sharks in active feeding patterns. Early morning and late afternoon is the most dangerous time for accidental shark bites. Keep an eye out, looking to the north to see if any big schools of baitfish are coming. If so, exit the water and let the school pass. Be careful and enjoy this magical event. Please remember to catch and release. You can aid the health of our Indian River Lagoon by supporting organizations like the Florida Conservation Association and SOS, Save Our Sea Life. Be sure to keep the trash out of the water and off the beaches so we continue to enjoy them for many years to come. Until next time, tight lines and enjoy the mullet run.

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To book a charter, call Capt. Christian Yergens at (772) 643-2735 or visit CNYOnTheFly.com. Find him on @cnyonthefly.

(772) 569-7400 2050 6th AVENUE VERO BEACH Always accepting consignments.

Written by CAPT. CHRISTIAN YERGENS Photography by HAILEY YERGENS

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