The middle of another Carolina summer is upon us, and while plenty of offshore and inshore options exist, it’s prime time to catch sheepshead around the rock jetties scattered up and down the coast.
Sheepshead fishing is part fun, part frustration, and one of the frustrations comes from the fish’s ability to steal your bait before you know it. The main bait of choice among sheepshead anglers is a live fiddler crab. And catching the crabs, keeping them alive, and constantly rebaiting with them is no fun, and it’s time-consuming. […]
It’s a tough fish to catch, but the rewards –– both in fun and table fare — are definitely worth wetting a line for sheepshead, and the inshore waters of Beaufort, S.C., are full of these toothy bait stealers.