Mullet fish can be easily found in rivers near estuaries, therefore many people fish mullet using a variety of bait mixes.

The mullet (ilimah: Moolgarda Seheli) is a tropical and subtropical marine fish that has a shape resembling a milkfish. This fish is also known as blue-spot mullet / blue rope mullet.

But for mullet bait itself varies, it depends on the size of the fish.

An easy way to make mullet bait is simply by using:

  • 250 grams of wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon mango flavored marimas

Then you mix all the ingredients and mix well, and steam for 60 minutes.

For other mullet bait mixes, consider the following reviews:

1. Mixing Bait I

jogja mullet bait recipe

Here is the first mullet bait mix.


  • 1/2 kg of wheat flour.
  • 2 chicken eggs.
  • 4 tablespoons margarine.
  • 10 tbsp salt.
  • Essen to taste.
  • Enough water.

Ways of making:

  • The first step is to bake the margarine until it melts.
  • Then dissolve the salt and essen with 1/4 of the water.
  • Then add the egg essem, salt solution, and flour slowly while stirring until the mixture is evenly distributed.
  • Then steam the dough.
  • When done, mash the steamed dough until smooth.
  • The bait is ready to use.

2. Mixing Bait II

simple mullet bait

Here is the second mullet bait mix.


  • 1 tablespoon margarine.
  • 1 teaspoon mango flavored marimas
  • 3 tablespoons salt.
  • 250 grams of wheat flour.

Ways of making:

  • First you mix flour, marimas, oil, margarine until evenly distributed.
  • Then put it in a plastic container and steam for about 60 minutes.
  • After that, remove the dough and then mash it while it’s still hot.
  • Then let the dough cool.
  • When it is cold, make a round of the dough and adjust the size with the hook that you are going to use.

3. Mixing Bait III

bait using cotton

Here is the third mullet bait mix.


  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 kg of wheat flour.
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 sachet of milk.
  • Cooking oil 1/4
  • 2 glasses of water
  • Butter

Ways of making:

  • The first step is to mix all the ingredients in one container.
  • Then stir until the dough becomes chewy or fluffier.
  • If you feel it is fluffier, then steam the dough for about 30-60 minutes.
  • After the dough is cooked, mash until smooth and evenly mixed.
  • Fish bait is ready to use.

4. Fresh Bread

baboon mullet bait

You can make plain bread as an alternative when you run out of bait or don’t have time to make bait.

You only need to provide plain bread then cut into small pieces and hook it into the hook, then the bait is ready to use.

This plain bread bait is very easy and simple but powerful enough to get the mullet’s attention.

5. Natural Bait

green moss

Apart from using the concoction of bait as above, mullet fish can also be lured using natural bait such as moss.

Besides being easy to use, natural bait like this is also effective for fishing mullet.

You can use moss which is green and has a smooth texture.

Then you mix a little salt to make it more durable and smooth.

But you try to use moss that is not too smooth, because the moss will actually fade more easily when in the water.

6. Mullet Fishing Tips

Fishing Tips

So that the results are also more optimal, then you also need to know the right and right fishing techniques, here we provide effective tips below:

a. Prepare fishing tools or equipment

1. Joran

In this technique one will use 2 rods (one main rod and fishing rod for fish collectors).

  • Main fishing rod: Fishing rod to be installed hook & other attachments. The main fishing rod must be rigid (not flexible).
  • Second Fishing Rod: Fishing rod to be installed fish collecting bait.

If you are fishing on the edge, then you should use a fishing rod measuring 4-5 meters.

When you fish from the boat, for the breakwater you should use a shorter rod 1 – 1.5 meters.

2. The Hook

This hook is only used in the main fishing rod, while the second fishing rod will be installed with a ballast and bait for mullet fish collectors.

The size of the main fishing hook between no. 9/10, for its type using a double hook.

3. Bait

You can choose one of the bait mixes above with flour as a base.

b. After you determine the spot, measure the depth of the water using a fishing hook or fishing rod that has been installed with a ballast or lead.

Then mark the water depth as well as the main fishing hook.

The depth of the collector feed and the hook on the main fishing rod must be parallel.

c. Install the mullet fish collection bait with a ball-like shape, then insert it until it is stuck to the bottom.

After that, lift it about 10 cm and above.

d. Attach the bait to the main hook, but attach it to the top of the hook, so that when the mullet feeds / pushes the bait the point of the hook is right under the fish.

The depth of the main hook and the bait of the fish collectors must be the same (parallel).

e. This technique is very effective, because the mullet is pushing the bait more often than it does biting it.

f. When the bait on the main hook starts to eat (meaning the position of the fish is above the pointed hook), immediately beat the fishing rod and make sure the fish will be pierced into the sharp hook.

That is why it is recommended to use a rigid fishing rod, so that when it stomps, the rod will not bounce down.