n.1.(Zool.) A California market fish (Pogonichthys macrolepidotus) belonging to the Carp family.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Run a teaser or two, even a split-tail mullet dredge.
Early versions came packaged with a split-tail trailer, but I now dress all my bladed jigs with a swimbait like Castaic's Jerky J Swim or a Little Creeper All American Trash Fish.
* Storm 360GT Coastal paddletail jig * DOA CAL (split-tail) jerkbait * Exude RT Slug Berkley Gulp!
"There are certainly softbaits that serve as excellent substitutes for livebait--including split-tail smelt baits and nail-tail designs like the Berkley PowerBait Pro Twitchtail Minnow.
They're better for targeting particular spots, like a boat dock, stump, or fallen tree, while the split-tail baits fish best over expansive areas, gliding along and luring bass out of cover.
In 2015 he killed 'em with a white spinnerbait with a split-tail trailer.
For decades, split-tail mullet have been trolled effectively for marlin, dolphin, wahoo and tuna.
A traditional split-tail spinnerbait trailer adds subtle action to the presentation but little lift as the tail tickles up and down in the vortex created by the blades.
"I opt for split-tail plastics versus paddletails or twisting tails after a front, using the lightest jig I can get away with."
Kingfish: As an alternative to live baits, skillful riggers create incredibly realistic swimming motions by slow trolling split-tail mullet.
I rigged a 3-inch split-tail worm Texas-style without the weight.
"I like to add an Uncle Josh Black Widow Eel or Split-Tail Eel for a bit more action," Richardson says.