Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mullet Fishing

6" x 4"
Oil on board

I used to go down to a park in Jax, FL and watch the women fish for mullet. They would be lined up on the bulk head sitting in their chairs with colorful umbrellas - it was like going back in time.
A batch of cat food, chicken and cornmeal (or something like that) would be mixed up in these big buckets and then they would throw balls of this bait into the water then drop a line in and pull out a big mullet over and over until the fish bucket was filled.
Because this park was in a rich part on town it was renovated - the charm and simplicity was replaced by iron fences and expensive benches. The mullet fishers were no longer welcome.
Later, I had heard that the fences were lowered.

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