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Clear out the sheephead

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Can someone please get rid of the sheephead. Does anyone net these fish and sell them. I would think they can be good for someone else. Is it possible?

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Also known as "fresh water cod".

Sad as it is sheaphead do play a mojor roll in the bio mass and we do need them...I think we should keep four maybe five in the lake. laugh.gif

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Freshwater Cod is what they call eelpout and i have been told many a story about how good they tast but everyone i have seen try to eat them spit it back out LOL

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Anything that may be ground up and put in a patty is called "Fresh Water Cod" smirk.gif

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Currently 2 topics discussing the highly prized URL Sheephead, what's going on up there? grin.gif

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Sheephead! It's the new walleye! grin.gif

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Quote:

Anything that may be ground up and put in a patty is called "Fresh Water Cod"


I tend to avoid things that are normally ground into a patty, or turned into a loaf. grin.gif

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Sheephead -"Fresh water SPAM"

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Sheephead-Ham...We call it "SHAM" ! cool.gif

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If nothing else is biting at least you know a the sheeps will eat all the spendy bait you will throw at them! lol

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See now, sheephead also have a hand in the economics of Waskish. They keep stealing bait so anglers are forced to buy more bait from the bait shops. Maybe the DNR needs to start a Sheepie stocking program. That would make Jonny really happy... grin.gif

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Freshwater Drum (a.k.a. Sheepshead) are native and have a place in the food web. However, when the family went to Big Bog State Park in August, we found a 34" Northern floating dead at the beach with a Drum firmly caught in his gullet sticking halfway out of his mouth. Sometimes the prey gets even...

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500 posts, I must be getting old...or something. grin.gif Seriously, thanks to everyone like Jonny, Kelly, and cookie for all the info on my favorite lake in the world. Cant wait for ice!

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Where are they in the winter? They are rarely caught from my experiences.

I vote for getting rid of everything but the Crappie and perch.

*runs*

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I vote for getting rid of everyone that still thinks it should be a crappie lake. grin.gif some people just never learn lol

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IMO thats already been done!

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