It really depends on how you are fishing them. If I am just using a 1/4 oz splitshot or free-lining I hook them thru the eye sockets. They tend to stay at the propper depth that way. If I am using a 3/4 to 1 oz. weight I will hook them thru the tail area just above center to avoid the back bone. This tends to give them more of a disdressed look and action and creat more strikes. I also hook them thru the back on my greg rigs (jig head, kahle hook set up). Mullet would be on red jig head and shrimp on kahle hook. Great Flounder rig. Just drag slowly on the bottom. Good luck, hope this helps.
P.S. If the mullet is dead, I thread them on a jig-head like a soft plastic and work them slow. actually this time of year I will buy dead ones and just fish them that way. Use large mullet 5" or so for LARGE FLOUNDER.
Last edited by yakfishin; 11-10-2006 at 10:55 AM.
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