Hunting for Trophy Sheepshead - 02/15/2012

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    Hunting for Trophy Sheepshead - 02/15/2012

    Me and my partner Bob went out for half a day this afternoon in his boat to hunt for some trophy sheeps in deep water. We fished 40 to 45 foot water in the river on some good looking bottom and caught some nice sheepshead. Oh boy we missed / lost some nice ones that felt every bit 10 pounds. There was a point I was about to cry when I lost 3 straight bigguns.

    Ended the day with 21 sheeps and 3 drum. We had a couple 8 pounders and couple 7 pounders. Moby **** is still out there! We were surprised that the sheeps could see our fiddlers that deep in faint light with all that fog all around us.

    Man, even a 8 pound sheep in 40 foot of water feels like fighting a freaking mack truck and many times we were on our knees fighting them. I forgot to take my new GoPro HD Hero 2, otherwise I could have caught some nice footage of these fights.

    Here are the pictures. Sorry for the bad picture quality.







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    Last edited by arunram; 02-15-2012 at 11:44 PM.

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    Thats a nice haul fellas.

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    You all crushed it !

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    Wow, way to clean up.

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    Nice work!!

    What rigs were used? Just fiddlers or crab also?
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    arun you are a fish slayer
    great job

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    Nice job arun!!!!!!!! what weight and rig? also what baits were you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jboat View Post
    Thats a nice haul fellas.
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ish View Post
    You all crushed it !
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kapn Skinny View Post
    Thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by tag View Post
    Wow, way to clean up.
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by kajo View Post
    Nice work!!

    What rigs were used? Just fiddlers or crab also?
    Thanks Kajo.

    We used 30 to 50 briad on our reels and a stout rod and good sized reel. 2/0 J hooks and 8" 30 lb flouro leader. Fishing that deep and still feeling the bite, you definitely need braid. we fished with 2 to 8 oz lead depending on the current. You need a heavy reel when using 8 oz weight, 'coz otherwise your rod won't be balanced and fatigue builds and your hand starts hurting when you are barely tapping the bottom with the lead.

    All the fish were caught on fiddlers. We did of course soak two rods with 16 oz bank sinker and half blue crab but were surprised nothing hit it. Only trash fish were chewing on them.


    Quote Originally Posted by king 1 View Post
    arun you are a fish slayer
    great job
    Thanks! It's days like this that make up for the bad days

    Quote Originally Posted by SaltwaterMarsh View Post
    Nice job arun!!!!!!!! what weight and rig? also what baits were you using?
    We used 30 to 50 briad on our reels and a stout rod and good sized reel. 2/0 J hooks and 8" 30 lb flouro leader. Fishing that deep and still feeling the bite, you definitely need braid. we fished with 2 to 8 oz lead depending on the current. You need a heavy reel when using 8 oz weight, 'coz otherwise your rod won't be balanced and fatigue builds and your hand starts hurting when you are barely tapping the bottom with the lead.

    All the fish were caught on fiddlers. We did of course soak two rods with 16 oz bank sinker and half blue crab but were surprised nothing hit it. Only trash fish were chewing on them.



    Arun.
    Last edited by arunram; 02-16-2012 at 11:21 AM.

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    Thanks Brotha ! i need to try the deep water head huntin

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