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Post by fishindad » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:30 pm

Well... went for macks... I found these bruisers instead. Well... My family did.. My name that trip was "tackle dad." We headed out Friday on the last day of spring break. 5 dozen shrimp at Oneills for hopefully non-stop action for the kids. Carolina rigged with long shank hooks for the macks.

Waters were calm, winds were calm and it was a good ride out there. Once there.. Within 15 minutes. BLAM... the first hit. Lost it. Grrr. Next thing I know... another hit... BLAM.. rocked up. Then rocked up again. Ok folks... these are not macks.

I lightened up the weights.... BLAM.. 17 inch sheepie! Oh yeah. The action continues and then just before we run out of bait BLAM.. 19 incher caught by my daughter!

Overall a good day. No bait or Macks were seen though. They must have still be scattered.

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Post by gobblergetter » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:45 pm

Nice going the smiles tell it all

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Post by Iluv2hunt » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:46 pm

Sheepshead will flat out clean your bait bucket out. They are on fire on the reef off Steinhatchee right now. Can't believe the boats that were out there in those gail force winds saturday
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Post by Triple Creek Reaper » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:55 pm

Love me some sheepies...
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Post by Kortsman » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:49 pm

That's good eatin right there!

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Post by Iluv2hunt » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:00 pm

Cut into bite size nuggets. Get a pot of water boiling with crab boil. Skewer sheepie nuggets and hold in water for 2 min. Dip in melted butter. Poor mans lobster fondue
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Post by Bossman » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:06 am

Iluv2hunt wrote:Cut into bite size nuggets. Get a pot of water boiling with crab boil. Skewer sheepie nuggets and hold in water for 2 min. Dip in melted butter. Poor mans lobster fondue
Butter goes good with anything.

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Post by drgn4sr » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:16 am

Iluv2hunt wrote:Cut into bite size nuggets. Get a pot of water boiling with crab boil. Skewer sheepie nuggets and hold in water for 2 min. Dip in melted butter. Poor mans lobster fondue
well that is a new one on me. boil the fish!!!!???? something I will have to try....I guess. :clap

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Post by Iluv2hunt » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:00 pm

Sheepies feed on crustaceans so they taste very similar to a shellfish
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Post by houseofmicah » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:35 pm

Have done the same with snook. It is very good.

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Post by DONY1 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:19 pm

That's a 1st for me too. I don't catch sheepies too much but will keep it in mind next time.

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Post by GoodOyster » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:14 pm

They make for some excellent chowder! Sheepers are keepers!

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Post by X711 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:13 pm

macks were great of Venice pier thursday, first time i've been out there in a year.. busy with jerks like usual but had family visiting and they enjoyed it.. hooked up to a large shark also, but new rod setup wasn't perfect yet (spooled to loose of braid and it was getting stuck inside itself with any drag pressure)

no sheephead though.. was hoping for some variety on the grill..

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