Best Ways to Catch Big Sheepshead

It’s All About the Destination

Some of the better sheepshead destinations are known for some big fish.  Time it right in these destinations and you may catch a monster.

Fish the High Tides

The higher tides usually bring some of the bigger sheepshead into all the great cover you can find inshore.  Whether it’s the docks, mangroves, bridge pilings or some other great spots, the higher tide usually is the time to catch the big fish.

Fish Nearshore & Offshore During the Spawn

When the big girls go offshore to spawn, you can find big schools of sheepshead out in deeper water.  You can find them on nearshore and offshore reefs and wrecks.  When you do, the average size fish will usually be a lot bigger than what you will find inshore.

Use Bigger Shrimp

Big sheepshead love big shrimp.  It’s the easiest way to catch a big fish.