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Question by Shark Bait 911. Uploaded on March 29, 2011
Shark Bait, I have fished sheepshead off the east coast of Florida and have always had good luck with live shrimp. You have to make sure you hook them right to make sure they stay live but thats what I have done. Good Luck
In my experience, just about everything in the ocean will eat shrimp. I agree live shrimp is the best bait. I have also, caught them on dead shrimp and cut bait.
I've caught them with live minnows too.
well go perch fishin and youll get 3-4 with shiners.
Live shrimp, dead shrimp, crab chunks all get the job done. I like to use a pompano rig with two hooks over a sinker and little rubber floats that hold the hooks afloat.
Live Fiddler crabs have always been my choice.
I agree with Bee on this one. I have had more luck with live fiddler crabs than shrimp. They are a very usefull bait and will even attact redfish as well. Not many bait stores carry them but you can catch your own and is part of the fun.
Live fiddlers will catch ALMOST anything, I always used them in St. Petersburg.
My best results were live fiddler crabs, shrimp not so much.
Live sand crabs are the best bait that I have used, the next best is live fiddler crabs. Fiddler crabs have the one big claw and Florida and crabs do not.
Up here we use sand fleas, clam or squid to catch sheepshead. the top bait is the sand fleas.
Can't speak for salt water, but in the great lakes minnows or worms.
They're good fighters, but most consider them trash fish around here.
For the freshwater ones (drum), tube jigs and crawdads. I always catch a bunch in the Niagara when I'm after bronzebacks. I don't mind at all.
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