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Old 07-18-2018, 04:54 PM   #1
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Coming to town the first week in August and thinking about getting a guide to go out for Sheepshead with my 2 boys.

How is the Sheepshead bite this time of year? Any good, would like to take them but not if its would be a waste of time if the timing just isn't right?

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Sheephead don't bite that good in warmer water. Plus they don't taste very good. Feb and March are the best time for sheephead.
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Sheephead don't bite that good in warmer water. Plus they don't taste very good. Feb and March are the best time for sheephead.
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Coming to town the first week in August and thinking about getting a guide to go out for Sheepshead with my 2 boys.

How is the Sheepshead bite this time of year? Any good, would like to take them but not if its would be a waste of time if the timing just isn't right?

Thanks,
If you can get a hold of some kayaks, the sheepshead fishing is EXCELLENT in August. It's also excellent right now. Here's a couple solid fish from three days ago.
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Coming to town the first week in August and thinking about getting a guide to go out for Sheepshead with my 2 boys.

How is the Sheepshead bite this time of year? Any good, would like to take them but not if its would be a waste of time if the timing just isn't right?

Thanks,
Here's a few from the beginning of September last year. The bite is just as good in August though, too. Tons of 6 to 8 pound fish around.
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ThaFish - do you catch those around bridge pilings in the summer?
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Sheepshead are everywhere year round. Back before everyone decided they were good to eat we would stick them with a pieces of sharpened re bar around pileing. But not the size in these photos.
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ThaFish - do you catch those around bridge pilings in the summer?
Yes, they are thick there the entire year, if you know where to target them & what type of bait to use. We found 8 in the 2.5-5 pound range a few days ago when we were out.
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Are they at piers right now? Jetties? Joe Patty?
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Nice pictures I didn't know sheephead spawned that early. Those pictured are full of Roe. Plus held out as far as your arms can stretch.
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