Author: Iconic Fishing
Fishing For Sheepshead From The Beach
Being in the mood for filets, the team decided to go target Sheepshead. Some of our favorite spots to fish for them is around structure, specifically around rocks and pilings. This morning, we chose to fish off a jeti at a popular beach here in Southwest Florida.
Sand Fleas For Bait
Our choice of bait was sand fleas that we caught prior to fishing. We used a typical shell rake to find them. We rigged them on a size 4 J-hook and with 20lb Bullbuster Pink Mono. We also attached a 1/4oz splitshot to the mono to help casting ability. We use split shots because the weight tends to get snagged on the rocks, and a split shot will detach itself from your rig where as a typical egg sinker will cause your line to snap if you yank on it while snagged.
2 Hours. 8 Keepers.
With only having time to fish for 2 hours, we were able to bring home 8 fish to clean. Now it's time to sharpen the filet knife, get the oil hot, and fry some fish (besides the Pompano, we'll broil that).
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