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Old 03-11-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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This weekend it's my sons birthday and he wants to fish for something besids the regular trout or red. So he wants to go for sheepshead and I've never really targeted them so any tips would be helpfull.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:06 AM   #3
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First off, are you going to be on a boat or Land locked??
Sheepshead fishing is really starting to pick up so either way you should be able to catch some sheepshead. If your gonna be in a boat head toward the pass and fish near the jetties or in the deeper part of the pass. You could also got to Bob Sykes bridge and fish close to the pilings.

Pensacola Beach Pier has been catching quite a few and so are people on the bob sykes fishing pier.
Use live shrimp or fiddler crabs on a carolina rig with a #4 J hook.
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This weekend it's my sons birthday and he wants to fish for something besids the regular trout or red. So he wants to go for sheepshead and I've never really targeted them so any tips would be helpfull.
See this link, I posted on how I catch Sheepshead, hope it helps.
https://www.pensacolafishingforum.com...1/#post1126195
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Hey Tyler, how heavy of a weight on that carolina rig? im going out tomorrow and wanna catch my dinner! ill be drifting the pass and prolly trolling around 3 mile pilings
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Hey Tyler, how heavy of a weight on that carolina rig? im going out tomorrow and wanna catch my dinner! ill be drifting the pass and prolly trolling around 3 mile pilings
The smaller the weight, the better. Use just enough to keep it where you want it. Sheephead are investigators, and easily shy away if they see something they don't like.
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Thanks Austin, i find that every time i use something less than like3oz, it just floats away in the current and just keeps dragging out. are you sayin use somethin like a 1oz and just let it sweep with the current?
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Thanks Austin, i find that every time i use something less than like3oz, it just floats away in the current and just keeps dragging out. are you sayin use somethin like a 1oz and just let it sweep with the current?
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drifting around the jetties in the pass and under the bridge at 3 mi..if anyone wants to go with, split some gas and were good!
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I keep hearing that they are hard to clean, but they just look like a big perch. Do they have a lot more bones, skin harder or what. Doesn't look like it would be that difficult. I can filet a crappie in about 30 seconds.
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