• Sheepshead

    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
    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