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What is a big SHeeps Head?

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My little bro and I were out on Sat fishing creek inlets. We hooked into three sheeps head that were over 20 inches...biggest was 23. Of course we have no photos (why would he charge his batteries).

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They get monster man. If you do a search you can find some post of some very big sheepies caught over the years.

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They can get monster like Dtro said.

20lbs + is not out of the question although highly unusual!

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They can get monster like Dtro said.

20lbs + is not out of the question although highly unusual!


What he said.... grin.gif

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Big Flatheads aren't the only things that like Cut sucker. shocked.gif

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Oh ****, there it is!

What a beast of a roughie!! grin.gif

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and I thought I had caught some biggens

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Thanks for humbling me.

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This one was caught by Pike11. He does not know how to load pictures yet, so I thought I would past it up over here. Hopefully he see's it and can chime in on specs. I think it was caught on Pool 2. Nice fish!

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The sheephead was 15lbs on the button,didnt measure it...It bit like a freight train trolling a crankbait by old bridge in newport....

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This one on shad last night.

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The correct name for what we locals call Sheephead is "Freshwater Drum". They are the of the same family as what the folks down along the Gulf of Mexico and along the Southern Atlantic Seaboard call "RedFish".

Sheephead are edible and are quite good as a matter of fact. They are an oily fish and you need some way to get the oil out of the fish before you eat it otherwise it tends to taint the fish like carp. Best way I have used is to gut the fish and scale it. Then make two or three cuts along the entire length of the fish. Place the fish over a drip pan and bake it at low heat for 45 minutes or so until the oil runs out of the fish and is collected in the drip pan.

ANother way is to use a grill with a drip pan under the fish. After the oil has been removed from the fish you can cook it anyway you like. (Fry, Broil, Bake, Soup, etc.) Sheephead taste a bit like Cod or Eelpout.

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The correct name for what we locals call Sheephead is "Freshwater Drum". They are the of the same family as what the folks down along the Gulf of Mexico and along the Southern Atlantic Seaboard call "RedFish".

Sheephead are edible and are quite good as a matter of fact. They are an oily fish and you need some way to get the oil out of the fish before you eat it otherwise it tends to taint the fish like carp. Best way I have used is to gut the fish and scale it. Then make two or three cuts along the entire length of the fish. Place the fish over a drip pan and bake it at low heat for 45 minutes or so until the oil runs out of the fish and is collected in the drip pan.

ANother way is to use a grill with a drip pan under the fish. After the oil has been removed from the fish you can cook it anyway you like. (Fry, Broil, Bake, Soup, etc.) Sheephead taste a bit like Cod or Eelpout.


Its easier to throw them back and catch a good fish to eat! grin.gif

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Its easier to throw them back and catch a good fish to eat!
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Amen to that...no thanks on the sheephead dinner.

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