Catching the Sheepshead
The sheepshead is another Atlantic fish found from New England to Mexico. The average weight is about ten pounds in the North and six or eight pounds in the South, but it grows sometimes to a weight of eighteen or twenty pounds. It is a bottom feeder and a good food fish but not a long fighter. On light tackle it makes good sport. It frequents the shallow waters near rocky shores. A No. 2 Sproat hook, linen line, leader and regular black bass bait rod and reel is about the right thing. The large wooden reels are much used. It may be caught during flood and ebb tide from March to October on crab and clam bait.
Brooks, Lake. The Science of Fishing. Columbus, OH: A.R. Harding, 1912. Print
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