• Sheepshead

    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
    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