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Scenes from the Beach | Sept. 11, 2016

Sun Herald File

This is the season when mullets gather into large schools in the tidal flats, a splendid opportunity for throw-net fishermen. We see two men wading knee-deep in the shallows this morning, nets and gunny sacks ready for a large catch. An adult mullet is about 12 inches in length and highly regarded for human consumption, when cooked promptly after catching. Unlike many other Gulf of Mexico fish, mullets tend to spoil quite quickly upon leaving their normal habitat.

Diary, summer 2016

From the diary of beach walker George Thatcher,

email: fishcrow@aol.com. Collections of Mr. Thatcher’s observations are available from Quail Ridge Press, www.quailridge.com or 800-343-1583.

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