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#1 Matt Baldwin

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 01:31 PM

With the weather now forecasted for warmer weather and spring here in the South, it shouldn't be too long until the grey ghosts are back.

Has anyone else started preparing for their 2006 season?

Tight Lines & best wishes for a productive and great 06' season.

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 01:35 PM

I'm off to spain this evening, Benalmadena got the gear packed, plenty of mullet in the marina to keep me quiet for a day or two B)

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 01:42 PM

good luck,

how warm is it out there at the moment?

im just waiting for july-august for my mullet turn

out to Costa Rica for a month, plenty of species out there.
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 02:07 PM

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It will still be a couple of weeks. The sea temperature is still too cold.

Though I wonder if Mullet are like plants and trees and are affected by daylight hours? Some plants and many trees will still bud and come into leaf even though the temp may be low, because of the amount of light triger's their seasonal responce.
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 02:09 PM

lets hope so after the cold winter we have had and the late starting of spring
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 02:48 PM

Matt

It will still be a couple of weeks. The sea temperature is still too cold.

Though I wonder if Mullet are like plants and trees and are affected by daylight hours? Some plants and many trees will still bud and come into leaf even though the temp may be low, because of the amount of light triger's their seasonal responce.

I think you are correct. Many people believe sea temperature to be THE determining factor in fish migratory times. I believe it is daylight hours that is more the key. :sun:

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 03:30 PM

Mullet tend to turn up early enough, it's just that they don't start feeding until the water is at least 10c (12-14C in my experience)

And even then they only feed for short periods until the water temperature comes up a bit more.

So you might hear of several people catching mullet on a particular day, but then a couple of weeks pass before another comes out.

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 05:19 PM

I'm off to spain this evening, Benalmadena got the gear packed, plenty of mullet in the marina to keep me quiet for a day or two B)


hi manxman dont know if youll read this before you go, but you should know that fishing inside harbours is forbidden in spain, also a licence is required for sea angling.
please forgive me if you already know this, but a 300 fine and the confiscation of your gear might put a damper on your holiday.
p.s you can fish quite legally on the seaward side, but still need a licence
best wishes dave. :)

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 05:44 PM

good luck,

how warm is it out there at the moment?

im just waiting for july-august for my mullet turn

out to Costa Rica for a month, plenty of species out there.

:clap2: Where are you fishing in C.R.? I had a very good week in Golfito.:clap2:

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 06:35 PM

With these ruddy easterlies I reckon it will be at least one month Mat!
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