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Old 02-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Went to the first dock in gulf breeze by the 3 mile ridge and used dead shrimp from gulf breeze bait and tackle. Got a ton of nibbles but probably only bait fish....are live fiddlers the way to go???
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fiddlers have always been my favorite. sheepshead love em and it pretty much weeds out all the trash fish. ive wasted money using live shrimp only to have 1000 pinfish tear it to pieces. fiddlers i feel are theyre favorite food.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #3
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Fiddlers for sure. They are not too expensive either. At $2.50 per doz you can spend $7.50 and catch TONS of sheepies.
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I bring both just to be safe.. this weekend we caught almost every fish on shrimp and maybe 2 total on fiddlers. I think fiddlers definitely stay on the hook better than shrimp though. You might get more bites overall with shrimp, but bring a lot because you will go through them quickly.
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Thanks y'all definitely going to try this out soon.
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If you check any of the marinas on bayou chico there are plenty of fiddlers along the banks, no need to buy.
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If your fishing for sheepshead your gonna want to fish from the bridge along the pilings you will have much more success.
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This is not a smart ass comment: if they dont bite, its the wrong bait. What I mean is, we always take both, shrimp and crabs. Some days shrimp wins, some days (most days IMHO) crabs win. Try walkin the length if the bridge watching for them and hit all the pillings on the way, like a foot off the pilling. Good luck.
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Absolutely work the pilings along the bridge. Best if you have a trolling motor to work your way along. Anchoring will do well this time of year when there are not too many fisherman on the pier. You can get to the inside area to anchor between set of pilings.
Water is clear enough you may be able to see them from the boat.

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Dont know why I never hear it but sand fleas work well too.
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