• Sheepshead

    Darcy Hill catches plenty of fall sheepshead on oyster and clam meat around Charleston, S.C., partly because fiddler crabs get harder to find, and partly because they’re productive baits.

    Top tips for catching lowcountry sheepshead

    Piers and pilings are home base for striped bandits
    August 30 at 3:28pm
    Fishing from a kayak is a great way to take the fight to the fish by manuevering in and under fish-holding piers and docks.

    Herding sheepshead with a kayak

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Sheepshead can save some summer fishing trips because they’re almost always willing to bite.

    Summer sheepies - How to “herd” those summer sheepshead

    When August heats Carolina waters to a near-boil, you can count on sheepshead to bite. Here’s how to find and catch them.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Fiddler crabs are a popular bait for sheepshead, but the Cranka Crab is an artificial lure that's tough to beat.

    Catch more sheepshead with this lure from Down Under

    CRANKA Crab's unique hook placement means higher hook up ratio for sheepshead
    July 13 at 10:50pm
    Sheepshead spend much of the summer around Murrells Inlet’s jetties, offering anglers plenty of opportunity for great action.

    Thin the jetty flock

    Plenty of summer sheepshead visit Murrells Inlet
    June 12 at 11:04am
    Seung Noh set the new Mt. Pleasant Pier sheepshead record with this brute.

    Angler catches 13-pound, 11-ounce sheepshead from Mt. Pleasant Pier

    Fish sets new pier record for sheepshead
    March 08 at 9:55pm
    Gerald Grenier, aka Jiggin’ Jerry, shows off a 9-pound, 1-ounce sheepshead caught from the Mount Pleasant pier on ultralight tackle.

    Shepherd the pier flock - Winter doesn’t shut down sheepshead action, especially on Mount Pleasant’s unique pier

    The Mount Pleasant Pier is ground zero or some great winter sheepshead action. Check out the details here.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    Sheepshead gang up on Little River’s jetties in December before migrating into the ocean to spawn around nearshore reefs.

    A rocky time for Little River sheepshead

    December fishing is great in and along the rocks before fish head into ocean
    November 30, 2016 at 3:40pm
    Sheepshead are a welcome addition to the June creel for fishermen around Fripp Inlet.

    Rock those sheepshead!

    Fripp Inlet rocks and jetty fill with fish
    May 27, 2016 at 9:43am
    April can be a fantastic month to target sheepshead before they leave the nearshore reefs and return to Murrells Inlet.

    Herd Murrells Inlet reef sheep

    April is great for nearshore sheepshead
    March 24, 2016 at 11:33am
    Cold weather is no deterrent to sheepshead, which are biting around the pilings of the Mt. Pleasant Pier.

    Top tips for catching winter sheepshead from piers

    Light tackle, proper bait placement is key
    January 11, 2016 at 9:06am
    A kayak is an excellent vessel to go from dock to dock targeting inshore sheepshead.

    Paddle, herd those sheep

    Sheepshead are a great summer kayak target
    September 14, 2015 at 9:00am
    South Carolina’s proactive sheepshead restrictions should protect the state’s fishery for years to come.

    Size limits promote sustainability

    July 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Sheepshead make a living feeding on things that attach to pilings and rocks, and Charleston anglers can take advantage of that.

    Shucking out - Time to shuck out some Charleston convict fish

    Pack a bucket of fiddler crabs and fill a cooler with tasty, challenging sheepshead.
    July 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Nearshore reefs off Hilton Head Island have produced a pretty good sheepshead bite over the past week or two.

    Sheepshead are biting around nearshore reefs off Hilton Head

    Anchoring is key for successful vertical presentation of baits for sheepsheadd
    April 24, 2015 at 10:19am
    Nearshore reefs off the Grand Strand are full of sheepshead, according to Capt. Jay Sconyers of Aces Up Fishing Charters.

    Nearshore reefs off Grand Strand are full of hungry sheepshead

    Fiddler crabs drawing plenty of strikes on reefs out to a half-dozen miles or so
    March 20, 2015 at 7:00am