The charm of a quiet fishing village in Aripeka, Florida

Mullet fishing has been a part of the region as far back as the Calusa Indians settlements. Iconic stilt houses were built as fish camps to store the catch. Boats were emptied quickly to ensure a prompt return to fishing. The stilt houses stand today as reminders of the once thriving Mullet fishing industry. The gulf coast of Florida has been responsible for close to 88.2% of the nation’s mullet harvest since at least the 1960s. Some of the harvests was from the shores of Port Richey as commercial mullet fishing was a very popular industry locally. Video, photos, >click to read< 08:29

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