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.
Sheepshead are biting in March around many of the reefs off the coast of Charleston, S.C, including the 4KI, Charleston 60 and Edisto 40. If they’ve got 25 to 60 feet of water on top of them, they are prime sheepshead holes this time of year.
September brings cooler weather to South Carolina’s Lowcountry, and even before we feel it in the air, the fish feel it as the water temperature drops. The cooling effect heats up sheepshead fishing in the Charleston area, especially around wooden cover.
Stephen Fields of Charleston Fishing Company might prefer to be on a grass flat casting to redfish, but when the inshore waters in the Carolinas reach their hottest levels this month, one of his most-reliable targets for clients are sheepshead.
Those crazy Australians. They talk funny and have weird names for stuff, but they are passionate about fishing. And one company from Down Under makes a lure that should appeal to many anglers in the Carolinas, but especially sheepshead anglers. […]