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10/13 big sheepshead and tog
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Poster Scott L Offline
Posted 10/13/19 08:39 PM
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12.6 lb sheepshead and 9.3 lb tog from today. Also had a 15” seabass. All caught on jigs and green crabs. Had a few other keeper blackfish I released saving my 1 spot for a male. Nice to finally get out again
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#246778 - 10/13/19 09:09 PM Re: 10/13 big sheepshead and tog [Re: Scott L]
sam1st Offline
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Nice fish! How deep were you fishing?

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#246780 - 10/13/19 10:04 PM Re: 10/13 big sheepshead and tog [Re: sam1st]
Scott L Offline
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Fished a couple wrecks in 50 and 60 ft
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#246784 - 10/14/19 07:47 AM Re: 10/13 big sheepshead and tog [Re: Scott L]
Will2017 Offline
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great catch,
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#246799 - 10/14/19 04:49 PM Re: 10/13 big sheepshead and tog [Re: Will2017]
Scott L Offline
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Thanks
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#246810 - 10/15/19 08:53 AM Re: 10/13 big sheepshead and tog [Re: Scott L]
angleseaduke Offline
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Registered: 08/18/13
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Loc: Ocean Gate NJ
Holy smokes..I've caught hundreds of sheepsheads in Florida, none compare to that beast.

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#246945 - 10/21/19 10:34 PM Re: 10/13 big sheepshead and tog [Re: angleseaduke]
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Both of those fish are huge! Nice catch.

I assume sheepshead are good table fare? Never had caught one, how was the fight? Looks like a brawler...
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#246974 - 10/23/19 09:01 AM Re: 10/13 big sheepshead and tog [Re: John's Joy]
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John sheepsheads are fantastic fish. Eat great and fight like h*ll, will try and wrap you around structure. Need a good bubba blade to run against the bones and be sure you conk them on the head before fileting, those spikes will nick you up good if they twitch. My eating preference on Florida dock fish are Redfish, snook, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, black drum, seatrout.


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#246983 - 10/23/19 06:42 PM Re: 10/13 big sheepshead and tog [Re: angleseaduke]
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It fought good took a bunch of short fast bursts of drag. Definitely knew it wasn’t a blackfish since the big blackfish seem to take those steady longer runs back to the bottom if you let them. It tasted great very similar to porgy..firm white and mild
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#246988 - 10/23/19 11:12 PM Re: 10/13 big sheepshead and tog [Re: Scott L]
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I remember seeing little sheeps hanging around under my outdrive when I had my 21 Dixie. Didn't think they grew so big!
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