Fishing for Sheepshead

Archosargus probatocephalus
24K logged catches • 289K followers

Sheepshead have impressive teeth, well defined incisors, molars, and grinders in the back which allow them to crush and grind the various shellfish they find. An effective method of attracting sheepshead is to scrape barnacles off of pilings and rocks to chum the water.

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast


Water type

Saltwater / Mixed

Common length

14 in

IUCN Status

Least concern

Source: Fishbase

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