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Sheepshead in Oregon Inlet NC

gotsnodooksgotsnodooks New Smyrna Beach FlPosts: 128 Deckhand
edited March 6 in General Fishing #1
The sheepshead at 11:40  I had no idea they got that big.  Anyone seen them like this around the East central?  Are they any good to keep/eat at this size?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg8lJ29TLrE

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  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 4,590 Captain
    Heck of a nice fish, I don't deny that.  But that guy needs to learn how to use a drag.  I've caught 30-35 inch snook on smaller gear and got them to the boat faster.  
    “When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you.”

    - Walter Payton

  • tankeredtankered Gainesvill, FlPosts: 168 Deckhand
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 4,590 Captain
    And for craps sake, don't reel when the drag is going out.  
    “When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you.”

    - Walter Payton

  • Morocco_madnessMorocco_madness Posts: 2,919 Captain
    They taste meh at that size. We have them that size in NE Florida, not sure about the rest of the state.
  • TrevfishinTrevfishin In my mind I'm in my kayak fishing, unfortunately physically I'm at work :(Posts: 677 Officer
    I follow him and watch his videos as he does videos all over the east coast.  Primarily up around Virginia/NC border, but heads south during the winter and hits, SC, Georgia and Florida.  Generally has pretty good info, but regarding the drag, it's all about the show.
  • gotsnodooksgotsnodooks New Smyrna Beach FlPosts: 128 Deckhand
    I follow him and watch his videos as he does videos all over the east coast.  Primarily up around Virginia/NC border, but heads south during the winter and hits, SC, Georgia and Florida.  Generally has pretty good info, but regarding the drag, it's all about the show.
    Yeah I just started watching him.  His vids are pretty good and I think you have something there about his drag being somewhat showmanship...lol.  With me being somewhat new to saltwater fishing I'm just going through as many vids as I can to soak up the info.
  • TrevfishinTrevfishin In my mind I'm in my kayak fishing, unfortunately physically I'm at work :(Posts: 677 Officer
    He and his wife do a good job explaining the gear, bait and techniques. Passes along good information. 
    But I’ve also seen/heard the drag screaming and pull up a 2-3lb red, thinking it was something much bigger. Take it for what’s it worth, but I usually stop watching after that. Drag should be 20% of line strength. 
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 4,590 Captain
    edited March 7 #9
    I follow him and watch his videos as he does videos all over the east coast.  Primarily up around Virginia/NC border, but heads south during the winter and hits, SC, Georgia and Florida.  Generally has pretty good info, but regarding the drag, it's all about the show.
    I get the idea of excitement, but ultimately it depends on his audience.  I wouldn't follow him, because the drag is a red flag that screams "I'm a giant newb who doesn't know what I'm doing!"  Perhaps novices don't know any better and enjoy his show.  
    “When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you.”

    - Walter Payton

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