• Sheepshead

    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
    Sheepshead are often referred to as saltwater panfish, though like this one caught by Johnny Spitzmiller, they may be many times the size of their freshwater counterparts.

    To Catch a Thief

    Throughout history, a number of unscrupulous characters have made their way into Charleston Harbor, but these ‘convicts’ may be some of the hardest to catch.
    June 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
    Sheepshead are much more aggressive feeders around reefs and wrecks in the ocean than they are the rest of the year around docks and rocks in creeks and rivers.

    Bull Sheep

    Reefs and wrecks outside of Bulls Bay provide great winter action for anglers targeting this tasty fish.
    February 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    The Charleston jetties are a top sheepshead-spot during the winter months, but docks and rip-rapped walls in inside creeks can be just as productive because of the amount of structure.

    Sheepshead are moving to a new ‘pasture’

    January 01, 2012 at 1:00am
    George Morris, Capt. Robert Olsen, Sean Nelson and Joel Terrebone all placed in the top 10 during the Charleston Inshore Anglers annual sheepshead tournament held April 19.

    CIA tournament spies plenty of sheepshead

    Charleston Insore Anglers tournament heralds beginning of summer fishing season.
    May 02, 2011 at 3:17pm
    Dickson said these sheepshead are typical of those caught out of Little River during the winter months: in the 4- to 6-pound class. Sheepshead, known for their “light” bites, are more aggressive in cool to cold water.

    Herding Sheep

    Fishermen can ‘scrape up’ sheepshead from Little River jetties in cooler months.
    November 24, 2009 at 3:07pm
    Big sheepshead may weigh from 6 to 8 pounds, so Cronk tries to sight fish for them, turning their heads upward as soon as they hit.

    Made in the Shade

    Swansboro sheepshead anglers find a comfort zone and cool fishing under bridges that never are too far.
    July 24, 2007 at 10:32am

    Giant sheepshead keeping anglers happy

    January 11, 2007 at 2:09pm