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Old 12-19-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default Help finding Sheeps without boat?

My son wants to catch a sheepshead and we do not have a boat yet. New to the area so do not know the places to go yet. Anyone give me any advice on someplace to try for them from shore, bridge or pier where we will at least have a shot?

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Old 12-19-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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Bob Sykes, they are catching a few right now, but early march they should be everywhere, good luck
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Thanks fox26. New to the bridge and pier thing. I usually fish from surf or boat. I am assuming sheep are right over bridge next to columns? suspended or bottom or ? Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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you can usually see them. must have patience for them!!!!!
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Yes they eat off the columns lately they have been biting towards the.bottom for me but I usually works my way up and down till I find the sweet spot.I do good with fiddler crabs.
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They are definetly at bob sykes. I saw plenty of them but could only catch 2. The current is what killed me because i couldnt keep my carolina rig next to the pylons no matter how heavy the weight. fiddler crabs work the best for bait though
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Normally when they are here , you can go to the Fort Pickens Pier and Jetties.
Have had more luck on the jetties with live shrimp. You have to watch out for the Diver Flags some times or boats that crowd the point. May be a little early yet February March seems correct.
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Also if your new to the bridge thing, you may want to utilize a little stronger leader plus a way to retrieve some of the larger sheep heads that can get around 5 plus lbs depending on what time of the year
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Went yesterday to Bob Sykes. Really just to experiment for a bit. Hung around about an hour with some fiddler crabs and a carolina rig. Dropped along the pylons at a few open spots started at bottom and worked my way up. Got no bites. Water was choppy and I could not really see anything so not sure if they were there or not.

Did notice a lot of "interesting" people though. Pier fishing is not quite the same as surf fishing. lol

I will try again later in the week when the water is not so choppy and I can try and sight fish a bit.
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One other question. For those of you that target them. Do they bite better early morning, mid morning, afternoon or evening? Thanks
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