The high tide is usually the best time to fish for sheepshead, especially when fishing around docks, bridges, piers and in the surf. The barnacle encrusted pilings where most sheepshead can be found offer some excellent fishing in high water. As the water levels rise, the pilings on bridges, docks and piers that hold tons of barnacles will become submerged. Sheepshead move into these areas to feed on the barnacles and they can easily be caught with fiddler crabs and live shrimp. Fishing will also improve around jetties, in the surf and along mangrove-lined shorelines.