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sheepies! help

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:14 pm
by HJared
So iv been going nuts trying for sheeps. I have caught 1 accidently on a sand free pompano rig at juno. I know a kid there who catches them on shrimp under the t.

I got 3 shorts at sebastain on the catwalk during slack tide on fiddler crabs and saw a couple caught on live sand fleas. I was using a 2oz fish finder rig current rips there

I found a spot here,that I see then but read if you see them they won't eat. So should I go at night? I tried fresh shrimp pieces today and live and frozen fleas no luck. They laughed at me. I broke off a ton of barnacles and,poop no help.

How do you catch the fiddlers they are too fast for me?

Advice please! Kblue take me and show me the secret

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:49 pm
by k5523915
I was fishing at Dania the other day and overheard some locals talking how to catch sheepsheads.. They say you have to flip a quarter every time before you cast.. if its tail, they dont bite.. if its head then

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:19 pm
by kblue
HJared wrote:I found a spot here,that I see then but read if you see them they won't eat. So should I go at night? I tried fresh shrimp pieces today and live and frozen fleas no luck. They laughed at me. I broke off a ton of barnacles and,poop no help..


That's why you need them...lol

HJared wrote:How do you catch the fiddlers they are too fast for me?
Advice please! Kblue take me and show me the secret


It is not fiddler... We need a net and chicken leg...
will you fish tomorrow?

Re: sheepies! help

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:05 pm
by tears143
I freeline or use a small split shot weight to fish for them. Fish for them when the tide isn't running that much.

For fiddler crab, I just look in their hole and if I can see them, I stick a knife at an angle blocking them from going deeper into the hole. I then just push them out of the hole and catch them that way.

Re: sheepies! help

PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:22 am
by baseball4life702
Can find them in southern biscayne bay on the flats, I frequently see them where freshwater meets saltwater too.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:25 am
by Moose
Yes. Go at night.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:19 am
by SaltyDog
baseball4life702 wrote:Can find them in southern biscayne bay on the flats, I frequently see them where freshwater meets saltwater too.

Dont you mean cichlids :roll:

Re: sheepies! help

PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:15 am
by baseball4life702
SaltyDog wrote:
baseball4life702 wrote:Can find them in southern biscayne bay on the flats, I frequently see them where freshwater meets saltwater too.

Dont you mean cichlids :roll:

http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recr ... heepshead/
Read where their common habitats are...I fish freshwater almost every day and know the differences but say what you want.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:43 pm
by clarence2society
jared ive been wanting to catch some sheepshead also..... for awhile ill go hunting im off next couple days... was actually thinkin bout doin a ful day fishign trip in the keys wed

Re: sheepies! help

PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:20 pm
by HJared
i just need to figure out where and how to catch fiddlers or a place that sells em

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:21 pm
by Rare
Always like pointing you guys the right direction

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:23 pm
by Rare
PS If you are at Dania back country, please dont say you have sheep when in fact you have spade.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:25 pm
by HJared
Found a place that can get them for me!!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:25 pm
by Rare
Glad i could help.... (tommy

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:29 pm
by HJared
Where is that video? thats crazy iv never seen that many

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:34 pm
by k5523915
HJared wrote:Found a place that can get them for me!!!!


a bait store sells fiddler crabs??

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:24 pm
by Sandbar
If you haven't already. You should go out and buy an electronic fish finder...

Also it wouldn't hurt to update your GPS maps, scanners, sensors, and trackers.

Re: sheepies! help

PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:33 pm
by Rare
HJared wrote:Where is that video? thats crazy iv never seen that many


Ask sandbar, that's him in the video :wink: Just dont ask him in public..PM him

Re: sheepies! help

PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:38 pm
by SaltyDog
baseball4life702 wrote:
SaltyDog wrote:
baseball4life702 wrote:Can find them in southern biscayne bay on the flats, I frequently see them where freshwater meets saltwater too.

Dont you mean cichlids :roll:

http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recr ... heepshead/
Read where their common habitats are...I fish freshwater almost every day and know the differences but say what you want.

Until you catch a cichlid i mean sheepy please just shut up

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:47 pm
by Sandbar
No need for PM's If you want to get fiddler crabs,

use a fiddler crab trap.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:06 pm
by yani1133
i use a standard carolina rig with the slide weight and a small hook, shrimp usually work well for me. always do best during a cold front or right after. I only do okay over here, if you want alot of sheepies take a trip to the perserve on sanibel island, there its like shooting fish in a barrel this time of year

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:11 pm
by kblue
yani1133 wrote: I only do okay over here


Where?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:41 pm
by gruntking
idk if anyone has said it but if they havent sand fleas thats the ticket to them things up to the north

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:53 am
by yani1133
i get them around bear cut when im snapper fishing, i see a lot more around the rocks at blackpoint marina, but goodluck getting them to take your bait over all the 6 inch snappers