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The Mullet Shift

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At the end of the summer, when the weather begins to cool and the Gulf Stream moves away from the shore, the mullet begin their annual migration to warmer waters for winter. The annual mullet migration draws in hoards of fishermen, arriving at North Carolina beaches in groups of 6, 8, and 10. Mullet, along with spot, tout, flounder, pompano, blues, and a myriad of \"trash fish,\" such as skates, sting rays, and menhaden, are gathered from small fishing craft using gill and haul nets. Fish prices plummet during this period, as up to 4,000 pounds of fish can be brought to shore, per day, by one group of men.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 14, Dec 1962, p8-10, 16, il