RE: Smoked Mullet
At one time, there was a store on U. S. 441 bypassing Mount Dora, Florida that sold what was locally known as "Sugg's Mullet." It seems that Sugg (or maybe it was Suggs) was a well-known local fellow who used to have a special way of smoking mullet that made it quite a delicacy. Bwefore he died, he passed along his secret(s) to a couple of trustworthy people, one of whom may well still be carrying on his method of preparation.
It strikes me that my late father, who was a native of Central Florida, and who lived in Mount Dora during World War II (he made orange juice concentrate in nearby Zellwood for the troops after failing the draft physical), remembered trying Sugg's handiwork. I do remember for certain his saying once that anyone who would consider mullet to be a "toss-'em-back fish" was being rather foolish, because it was excellent when properly prepared.
If any of y'all are down within easy wandering distance of Mount Dora, see what you can find out. A trip through the Afro-American community might yield more information than a scan of 441's roadside stores would, and either the library people or the police - if not both - could be a real help. Nobody who has lived there long enough would think you had made this up... hey, I think I read of it in the first Roadfood book!
Happy Sugging, as it might be called.
Mulleting It Over, Ort. Carlton in Amazing Athens, Georgia.
P. S. It's a good thing that nobody's invented mullet mull yet. (Today I won't mention livermush.)