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Sheepshead all over but how do you catch em?

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Was out on Pepin today fishing for walleye / sauger in about 27 fow. Periodically huge numbers of sheepshead would come through.

They totally ignored the usual walleye fare. Just mossied about gently swimming. I did accidently snap one with my rapala.

Now if I knew how to catch them I could have had a blast. Any suggestions?

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i've caught them on a smaller jig and some waxies or eurolarvae.

NEVER trying of course \:\)

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the prevailing joke is to catch sheepies, go for walleye ;\)

seriously, meat on a small circle hook has worked

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OK. THanks guys. Meat on a small circle hook it is.

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I caught this one on an X-rap in Tennessee in November.

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I have caught another very large one on a black/blue pig-n-jig in Tennessee as well.

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Wow, that is huge. Ahhh open water.

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A little better view. That has to be the biggest one I have seen!

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 Quote:
i've caught them on a smaller jig and some waxies or eurolarvae.

Thru the ice, this is what has worked for me. I wasn't tryin' for 'em or anything.whistle.gif

Honestly they were quite fun to catch thru the ice and wouldn't mind battling them again.

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Sheepheads, bottom fish for them with night crawlers... Basically it.. YOu can use a bobber set up too if you want... They are pretty easy to catch.

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    • Cliff Wagenbach
      At least10% of all eggs hatched at the Pike River Hatchery are returned to Vermilion waters every year. According to DNR statistics that percentage is usually a much higher survival rate then if they had let the walleyes spawn naturally! I consider that a good trade off! Cliff
    • trolloni
      They should not be  going  back to area waters or traded to  other dnr  districts they should go right back into LAKE VERMILLION !!!  Don't ya think its time the dnr   should start to listen  to the paying public, us ! [trappers, hunters,  fisherpeople ,boaters and snowmobilers ] 
    • Spearing Machine
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