Sheepshead fishing 101: here’s how to catch them

Sheepshead are hard fighters

Catching sheepshead is a lot different than catching most inshore fish. Instead of casting away from you, then reeling in, sheepshead anglers drop their baits straight down. These fish have a finicky bite that takes some getting used to.

The folks at Middle Tree Outdoors give us a quick tutorial on how to set up your rig, where to place your bait, and what it’s like to fight these fish to hand.

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