3 Ways On How To Catch Mullet

You would not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to know how to catch mullet, would you? Let me tell you that there are different ways to catch a mullet, whether it’s through casting a net, placing a container on the ground sea, or throwing your rod. It also depends on where and when you decide to catch a mullet. Some people catch mullets for eating or to make them into chatterbaits, which will be used to catch another kind of fish.


Mullet is also called “jumping” or “happy fish” because they love skipping and hopping on the water surface. Once you have placed them in a basin, they would also do this. You also have a choice whether you’ll free them once you have caught them. Some people consider fishing as a hobby that often they don’t really eat the mullet but let them free again after catching one.

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They are easy to be caught since they have a huge population. It’s not something you get to fish once in a blue moon because literally they are almost in every body of water. This makes mullets easier to find.

One of the first few things we have to remember before we start catching a mullet is the location. Yes, we could go to lakes, rivers and sea but we should be familiar with where the mullets usually reside in the area. There might also be a possibility that you would ride a boat just to look for mullets. In short, you have to give time roaming around the place before deciding where to fish.

1. Container

Rectangular Plastic Container

Fishing mullets never seemed so easy with a plastic container. The only thing you have to do is to put holes in it, fill it with rocks and breadcrumbs and place it in the water. Voila! After a few minutes, your container is already filled with mullets.

​Things To Need

  • Rocks
  • Rectangular Plastic Container (preferably transparent)
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Tape



Get a rectangular container

It’s better if it’s transparent but it’s okay if there’s none. Place a hole in the four corners. On the lid of the container, place a small rectangular hole in the middle. There must also be four holes on the lid. The rectangular-shape hole should be cut and sides should be pushed inside. You also have to tape the sides. When you do this, you will allow the mullet to come inside and unable to go out anymore.

It is important to put holes so that the water will pass through once the container is held up. It will also help the mullet to breathe.


Put rocks inside

Rocks help the container to stay underwater. A couple of rocks would let the box stay on the ground sea until such time a number of mullets enter in the container.


Place the breadcrumbs

The breadcrumbs are the ones which will attract the mullet to go inside the container. This serves as the chatterbait and at the same time their food. In here, breadcrumbs are not placed on a chatterbait but on a container. It’s different when we use a rod because we should tie the breadcrumbs to the line.


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This kind of method won’t take you an hour. It is just easy. You just have to wait happily while mullets are filling up your container.

2. Net

​Casting a net to the water to catch mullet is another helpful and simple method. When using a net, the good thing is that you’ll be able to catch a lot unlike other methods that you could catch one mullet at a time. Net is for when you want to catch a lot once you cast it into the water. I believe when you use a net, you won’t take too much time since it’s possible that you could catch a school of mullet in just one throw. Awesome, isn’t?

​Things To Need

  • Net



Find a right place

If you are not sure the best place for fishing, try to ask a person who is familiar with the place or who is a local. She will help you to determine where you could catch a lot of mullets. Maybe s/he could also share the dos and don’ts in the place.


Look for the school of mullet

Good thing for mullets is that sometimes they swim not individually but by group or school.

Wild Minnows

That is why when you see or hear multiple fishes flapping or even hopping on the surface of the water, then you have reached your spot. Let your eyes follow them until you have cast the net. Moreover, mullets mostly love residing on the shallow part especially if it’s muddy. When you throw your net in those areas, you’ll certainly have a good catch.


Cast the net

To do this, hold the rope and cast it. You must stand steadily.You can throw it on the deep part of the sea especially if you have a boat or a vehicle to be able to get there. But if you are lucky, there are some mullets present in some shallow parts of the sea as well.


Pull the net back to the shore or your boat

If you have thrown it in the shallow part only, you have to pull it back to the shore. When you feel the net has reached the bottom, begin pulling it back. Wrap the rope around your arm while your other hand holds the lead line.

3. Rod

​This is the most familiar way of catching a mullet. When you have a fishing pole and a chatterbait, everything will be entirely perfect. It is okay if you use a small line and hook, where you can put the bread or any chatterbait. Best chatterbaits when you are using rod are flies, bread and algae. Fishing mullet can be your bonding with your father, mother, son, daughter, wife, husband and others.

​Things To Need

  • Fishing pole
  • Hook
  • Line
  • Chatterbait: bread, algae, flies



Place either bread, algae or flies onto the hook

Chatterbaits are needed so that mullets will get attracted when they see and eventually eat them. Mullets eat microscopic algae. They even get to eat and smell the toxins people throw in the sea. Any bait is fine and you are certainly free to try one by one if the first bait doesn’t work and so on.


Throw the pole

You have two options. It’s either you throw the pole or wait for mullets to become visible and there you can throw the hook and see which mullet get into the hook.


Catch the mullet

When the chatterbait is already thrown, there will be a lot of mullets that would compete to cling to the hook. Of course, only one mullet will be the champion.


Reel back the line attentively

After catching a lot of mullet with whatever plan you follow, you now have to put the mullets in the basin for gathering.

As you can see if you choose to place a container or throw a rod, it is imperative if we use chatterbaits to catch mullets. If both methods are placed and thrown as is without bread, algae or flies, nothing will happen. But if you place any chatterbaits blades to it, it will attract more and more mullets.

On the other hand, there are times that it’s going to be hard for you to catch a mullet. If you have been waiting for a couple of minutes or an hour, you have to be patient. It’s not easy to wait but life is brighter when you do know how to longer your patience. We should sometimes experience difficulty so that in whatever we do, in this case, catch a fish, we would feel a sense of worthiness.

Some mullets are also good to catch in either low tide or high tide. It actually depends on the place that is the reason why you need to check the place yet before conducting any fishing.

tide mullet

If you think that these are the only methods for catching mullets, think again! There is also an additional way on how to catch a fish which is through a bare hand. If you see a mullet especially on rivers or anywhere shallow in the sea, you can already pick it up through your hand. These could be the mullets that are bigger than the usual ones.

In conclusion, mullet is one of the most caught fishes for human consumption. We catch mullets either for our hobby or food to eat or whatever reason there may be as long as we take good care of the environment.

With all the ways on how to catch a mullet, I hope you have gained and found this article informative and entertaining at the same time. If you think that this has been a worth-read and helpful, please share to spread the information.

In life, we must always seize every moment of every day and one of which is having an interaction with our sea creatures.

I would love to see all your comments and other suggestions in the comment box. So, what are you waiting for? Go and have fun catching some mullets!

Lucas Bryant

Hi, I’m Lucas Bryant and fishing is one of the most important parts of my life. I usually go fishing with my friends and have many fishing competition. That why I like to research and create many tips to get more fishes to win a race. I hope my experience will be useful for you.

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