Slower than a stunned mullet

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 01, 2007

In Reply to: Slower than a stunned mullet posted by amy on March 01, 2007

: where did "slower than a stunned mullet" come from?

I'm not aware of this as a common phrase or saying, although it might be so among mullet fishermen. Mullet are common pretty much everywhere in tropical or semi-tropical waters, and are a good eating fish when fresh. I would think that all fish would become slow when stunned but not dead. In U.S. waters, mullet are fished in waters off the Gulf Coast. So that's undoubtedly where the phrase originated.