Best way to fish live finger mullet in rough surf??
What is the best way to rig live finger mullet in the surf? Better to hook them through the back or eyes/nose? I fished yesterday in rough surf so used a 3 ounce spider weight and 2 foot leader.....rig kept getting washed back to shore off to the left by waves...should I have used bigger weight??(I generally wade out, cast, then walk it back to shore and stick in rod holder) Hooked one mullet through the back and it ended up dying quicker than the one I hooked through the eyes. Eye hooked fish stayed lively longer.(I was careful to run hook just forward of the eyes) Neither one got bit in a couple of hours of fishing. Dirty water, big waves and middle of day probably didn't help either.