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jigginjim

Crazy request,  looking for lakes to bring a few kids just to catch sheephead.   I know of Norway lake west of New London and Waconia, these

make go teaching tools for kids to practice fighting.  Plus they are good on a smoker,  and can be used for leech bait as well as bullheads.

 

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jigginjim

I was looking for other lakes that guys have sheephead in.  I know the two listed have a big population, I was interesting others, fun for young to really pull in fish other than just pike.

 

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Sculpin

You probably don't want to go as far as Upper Red lake, but tons of them there. The rivers, St Croix, Mississippi, I would imagine the Crow, and Minnesota.  Not sure I would have the patience to try to put kids on sheepies. Just put them on gills so they are catching something.  Good luck if you get out.  

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jigginjim

I have caught so many sheephead in Norway Lake it crazy.   but fun to get kids on a fish that fights like crazy, basically easy to there.  It does help kids learn the proper ways of fighting a fish. Plus you can fish them all year.  After the opener pike do well, but the sheepies give you that same  feel of a big walleye.

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bobberineyes
2 hours ago, jigginjim said:

I have caught so many sheephead in Norway Lake it crazy.   but fun to get kids on a fish that fights like crazy, basically easy to there.  It does help kids learn the proper ways of fighting a fish. Plus you can fish them all year.  After the opener pike do well, but the sheepies give you that same  feel of a big walleye.

Caught a bunch of them their this past weekend.  When my kids were smaller they could only handle bout 3 in a row, then they needed a break..lol.

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Borch

Big Stone is another with a pile of Sheephead.  Put on a crawler and you will catch some.

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bobberineyes

Not wanting to take anything away from jigginjims kids but the Sheepshead's in these chain of Lakes are out of control. The only way i haven't caught one is on top water. Anyone know of a commercial outfit that will come in and do some netting? I did a search and found 1, gotta be more around.

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59 minutes ago, bobberineyes said:

Not wanting to take anything away from jigginjims kids but the Sheepshead's in these chain of Lakes are out of control. The only way i haven't caught one is on top water. Anyone know of a commercial outfit that will come in and do some netting? I did a search and found 1, gotta be more around.

Is there a lake association for that group of lakes, or a nextdoor group you could put a bug in there ear.

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Yep association, that's the plan to give them options.  They've had the lakes netted in the past but it's been awhile.  I did talk to a truck driver bout a month ago that used to haul rough fish, he claims some have gotten out of it, others have retired and the kids want nothing to do with etc etc.

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