• Sheepshead

    Chum, use heavy tackle, set  your reel's drag tight and fish around structure and you'll catch more sheepshead.

    Try these four tips to catch more winter sheepshead in South Carolina waters

    Don't be afraid to use heavy tackle for structure-loving sheepshead
    February 26, 2015 at 6:38am
    Gerald Grenier's 9-pound, 1-ounce sheepshead set a Mount Pleasant Pier record for ultralight tackle.

    Mount Pleasant Pier regular sets

    Grenier lands 9-pound, 1-ounce sheepshead on piece of fresh clam
    February 16, 2015 at 6:01pm
    Not all sheepshead have moved into the ocean around nearshore reefs; there are plenty left inshore, according to Capt. Mike Waller of Kiawah Island.

    Lowcountry sheepshead bite has been great for inshore fishermen

    Plenty of convict fish have stayed inside for the winter, within range of many anglers
    January 14, 2015 at 8:42pm
    John Fuss of Holy City Fishing Charters said it's big sheepshead time in the waters around Charleston.

    Charleston waters filling up with big sheepshead

    Look for pilings with barnacles, oysters to hold plenty of fish
    November 25, 2014 at 6:02pm
    A sheepshead’s powerful jaws and dental work can make quick work of terminal tackle that’s not up to the task.

    Safety first

    July 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    For summer sheepshead, head for Winyah Bay’s famed jetties.

    Herding rock sheep - South Carolina anglers know Winyah Bay’s jetties are a summer sheepshead paradise

    Fiddler crabs are top bait for convict fish along Winyah Bay’s jetties
    July 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Capt. Englis Glover is a big fan of braided line for sheepshead fishing.

    Braided line is made for sheepshead

    February 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Big sheepshead are available at a handful of nearshore reefs out of Murrells Inlet, weather permitting

    Sheepshead bite on reefs out of Murrells Inlet has been fantastic

    Weather permitting, go soak an oyster or clam and catch convict fish
    February 08, 2014 at 6:00am
    Some of the best sheepshead fishing of any year is on nearshore reefs during the winter.

    Sheep at the reefs - Murrells Inlet reefs hold plenty of sheepshead in winter

    Fishing vertically around reef structure can produce plenty of sheepshead.
    February 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Mount Pleasant's Gerry Grenier said fishermen shouldn't stay in one place while fishing from the Mount Pleasant Pier, instead moving around as the tide moves.

    Stay on the move for best pier-fishing action.

    Mount Pleasant pier veteran says to follow the tide up and down the pier for best redfish, sheepshead action
    September 24, 2013 at 7:00am
    Sheepsheaad fishing around the bridges in the Morehead City area has been excellent over the past week.

    Sheepshead bite in Morehead City area has been excellent

    Sea urchins, fiddler crabs producing plenty of fish around bridges
    July 05, 2013 at 2:26pm
    Capt. Tucker Blythe of Grey Ghost Charters displays a nice sheepshead caught during the early winter pattern around Charleston.

    Docks, pilings along creeks have been productive for Charleston

    Fish fiddler crabs vertically on Carolina rigs for best results
    January 07, 2013 at 2:31pm
    Sheepshead have responded to cooler weather by tying on the feed bag in Charleston area waters.

    Sheepshead bite has been fantastic in Charleston waters

    Grillage, Mount Pleasant and Folly Beach piers sites of best action
    November 26, 2012 at 8:39am
    Fiddler crabs and trimmed sea urchins are top sheepshead baits.

    Best sheepshead baits

    July 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    Bigger sheepshead can be boated by simply cradling and lifting them, so there’s no need for a net or mechanical device such as a Boga Grip.

    Herding sheep

    June 01, 2012 at 7:00am