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Striped Bandits (Sheepshead)

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Took a couple days down in St.Augustine Florida and fish with my dad and brother who live down there. Wind was blowing so we only stay inside and Sheepshead fished. Was slow but I still managed a few both days to just over 6 lbs. They are a very light bitting but hard fighter. They make a blackfish hit feel like a bluefish hitting. And one great table fish. Back now and ready for the gobblers.

 

Oh yeah we also fish light, very light for them with small rod.

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Fishing with your dad and brother that's awesome. Nice fish!

Yeah always good to see them. We go down once or twice a year to see and fish with them.

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Nice fish Buck, good times fishing with your family.   Good luck next week with the gobblers.  

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What other fish did ya catch while down there ?

This trip only some Black drum and junk fish. Usually get out on my brothers 22' Mako and run off shore. Have a blast catching Red snapper, Grouper, Amber Jack, Albacore, King Mackeral, Fluke, Blackfin tuna, Sharks and a lot of other kinds. Fishing there is unreal compared to here. I've caught 5 lb fluke one drop then the next a Red snapper and then a 100-300 lb shark the next drop. You never know what you are going to get :eek:  

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Here's one my brother caught... :laughing: Love busting his balls

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ok buck now tell the truth, he was taking that fish off your line for you wasent he.

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ok buck now tell the truth, he was taking that fish off your line for you wasent he.

Hey did he call you :lookaround:

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Hey did he call you :lookaround:

yup, he for warned me that you were going to say he caught the small ones. as soon as you caught it he called me, you even took a pic of him talkin to me on phone

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yup, he for warned me that you were going to say he caught the small ones. as soon as you caught it he called me, you even took a pic of him talkin to me on phone

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Sheepshead are fun to catch...don't know how they taste thou. Their teeth are creepy looking lol, looks like a human.

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yeah my one got a huge one several years  back in the keys backcountry on a variety trip, I recall saying "most delicious fish I ever tasted"        Good luck on the gobblers..

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yeah my one got a huge one several years  back in the keys backcountry on a variety trip, I recall saying "most delicious fish I ever tasted"        Good luck on the gobblers..

They are very good to eat. I love fluke and seas bass but Sheepshead are better I think.

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yeah my one got a huge one several years  back in the keys backcountry on a variety trip, I recall saying "most delicious fish I ever tasted"        Good luck on the gobblers..

They certainly don't look like it....I guess it's where you catch them. I used to catch a lot of them in the dirty canals of Florida along with the catfish so I wasn't eating them but they were fun to catch and throw back

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They certainly don't look like it....I guess it's where you catch them. I used to catch a lot of them in the dirty canals of Florida along with the catfish so I wasn't eating them but they were fun to catch and throw back

We catch them in the bay around docks and bridges and inlet along the jetty rocks. Same habits as blackfish. Live in old wrecks and around rocks and eat crabs. Better eating than blackfish

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