How To Catch Sheepshead In Residential Canals (Using Artificial Lures)
If you want a quick and easy way to catch sheepshead, then you’re going to love this.
The weather was rough as a cold front was rolling in, but Luke and I committed to doing a podcast this day, so we had to change up our plans.
We hit the canals right near Luke’s house and pitched crab lures to sheepies.
We didn’t have to crank up the big motor at all, we started fishing as soon as we got in the boat, and we didn’t have to spend time going to get live bait.
And the best news?
We came home with some delicious dinner!
Join us in this live fishing trip as we cruise around canals fishing docks.
This is one of the best ways to catch sheepies!
You can watch the video version of this podcast below (which I highly recommend), listen to the audio version by clicking the play button underneath it, or listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.
Catching Sheepshead On Crab Lures [VIDEO]
See below to see a list of the gear we were using.
Catching Sheepshead On Crab Lures [PODCAST]
- HOW TO FIND 90% OF ALL FEEDING FISH IN YOUR AREA (90/10 FISHING RULE)
- HOW TO CATCH SHEEPSHEAD WITHOUT LIVE BAIT (LIVE VIDEO)
Here’s the gear we were using:
- TFO Professional
- Bull Bay Stealth Sniper
Line: Daiwa J-Braid
Leader: 20 lb Ande Mono
And here’s a timestamped table of contents from our trip testing out these crab lures for sheepshead:
0:01 – Luke starting it off with a nice sheepshead!
0:35 – Which sheepshead lures we’re using on this trip
2:55 – The weird thing about using crab lures for sheepshead
4:17 – The pros and cons of the Cranka Crab
7:04 – How to sight cast sheepshead on the pilings
9:40 – The close quarters sheepie I landed (and why they’re less skittish under docks than on the flats)
10:48 – Why this type of fishing is so good for when the weather is bad
13:27 – How to increase your hookup ratio when using these lures
15:36 – Dock fishing etiquette
17:41 – How to choose the best docks for catching sheepshead
21:58 – Fishing seawalls for sheepshead
23:38 – Luke’s second keeper sheepshead
29:35 – What not to do when dock fishing for sheepshead
What a fun trip!
On a tough day with bad weather, it’s great to have the opportunity to stay in the canals and catch some dinner.
You don’t need a fancy boat, any extra equipment (besides the crab lures), and you don’t need to spend a lot of money on gas.
You can get the crab lures we were using from our shop here:
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