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So my son and I started surf fishing last summer, but didn't add a cast net to our growing pile o gear until later in the summer. I have searched and searched, but cannot find anything about when I can expect to start seeing finger mullet in the surf. I know there are runs later in the year, but are they there all year? Thanks.
 

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What I do with my finger mullet

Since finding them and catching them can be hit or miss, and when you do catch them, you seem to catch many, I like to put them in gallon sized, zip lock bags. I lay them flat and make one layer, seal the bag and freeze them. The flat bags stack nicely in the freezer, and the mullet thaw quicker than in a random pile. I will just toss a bag in the cooler when I head out, then let it sit out while I get set up. By that time they are ready to go.
 

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We tried Freezing a few times, but whenever we used it, it never stayed on the hook well. I usually cut it into 3rds when putting on the hook. Also I froze in the salt water from the beach. Am I doing something wrong? Will a vacuum sealer be significantly better?
 

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I us to put a lot in a zip lock bag and they would get mushy and fall of fairly quickly once they started to defrost, iv since learned to just put like 4-5 in a smaller sandwich bag and bring multiple bags and leave them under ice until im about to need them, last much longer this way.
 

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I salt mine, they do not get so mushy when you salt and freeze them. I put my mullet in heavy salt brine( lots of salt, water & ice) for couple hours, then put 10 to 12 mullet in a small freezer container with brine solution (salt & water) then in my freezer . I pull out a container to fish with. If I find fresh mullet I use them , if not I use the salted mullet and what I don't use I put back in freezer.
 
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