Sunday, April 29, 2012

Dang, I'm Sorry I Missed This

Great form - and backdrop!
The first of this year's daily Miss Mullet bikini contests has wrapped up during the 28th Annual Interstate Mullet Toss at the Flora-Bama.
I recall mullet from the 18 months I spent in Florida as a post-doc.  An interesting fish, almost purely vegetarian, they almost never bite a hook (although I've heard you can fish for them using peas for bait).  They are a good bait fish, hardy, and relished by all the big predators. 
Measuring the Mullet Toss
Winner and still champion, Ashlee Carpentier.

Enormous schools are common and you could catch them easily with a cast net.  There are two species is Florida, the Gray and White Mullet  (Mugil cephalus and Mugil curema).  And in a pinch, they're not bad eating.

As for the bikini portion of the competition:

Nine women competed in today's event, with Ashlee Carpentier of Pensacola taking first place. Astute readers of may remember Carpentier from the St. Patrick's Day green bikini contest on Pensacola Beach, in which she finished second. Taking second place today at the Flora-Bama was Jessica Miller of Daphne, and in third was Bria Papia of Lafayette, Louisiana.

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