Mullet Toss – A Flora-Bama Tradition

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If you’ve never attended the annual Mullet Toss  at the world-famous Flora-Bama, it can be a little hard to fathom what all the fuss is about. You mean, people throw a fish? Yes, but it is so much more than that.

First up, let’s establish the fishy facts. For those not familiar, the mullet is a popular and very plentiful fish indigenous to our Gulf Coast waters. While folks on the east coast may use it as a bait fish, cooks here in our area know it is a delicious fish. (Local tip: Look for All You Can Eat Mullet specials at area restaurants.)

Fun for all ages at the Mullet Toss

Fun for all ages at the Mullet Toss

 

That’s the mullet part. And the toss, well, participants stand on the beach at the Flora-Bama and from a 10-foot circle on the Florida side, they toss, fling, throw, sling (whatever method) the mullet across the state line into Alabama.

So on paper it still seems a bit of a stretch to see this as a major event. But the key ingredient is the location. Because this is the Flora-Bama and partying just comes naturally to the place. And tossing a fish from Florida to Alabama, well, that’s as good a reason as any to get together and have a blast!

 

Flora-Bama Mullet Toss

Flora-Bama Mullet Toss

 

We encourage you to check it out and maybe even toss a mullet or two. Once you’ve been, you get it!