How To Catch Sheepshead Under Bridge Pilings Using Shrimp

Do you want to learn more about how to catch sheepshead near bridge pilings and underwater structures?

How should you rig your live shrimp weedless to avoid getting snagged on structure?

Sheepshead fishing can be a great activity for you and your family that wants to catch a bunch of fish in one spot!

The best ways to rig live shrimp as well as how to take the current into account when dropping your shrimp in the water are discussed in this episode.

If you want to catch more sheepshead this winter, then check this out!

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How To Catch Sheepshead Under Bridge Pilings [VIDEO]

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Here is a timestamped version:

  • 1:37 – Fishing underneath a bridge for sheepshead
  • 2:11 – Weedless shrimp rig
  • 4:02 – Bridge structure
  • 5:46 – How to rig the weedless shrimp on a hook
  • 7:10 – TikTok surprise
  • 9:13 – Bridge fishing recipe
  • 11:20 – Piling structure
  • 12:07 – Casting with the current flow
  • 13:55 – Chum block
  • 14:50 – When to set the hook properly
  • 18:12 – Give Kids The World
  • 22:17 – Weight options
  • 27:56 – Monofilament leader options
  • 33:38 – Catching pinfish


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Sheepshead will hang around underwater structures and bridge pilings making them easy to locate, however, you have to watch out for pesky pinfish that will nibble and steal your shrimp.

If you use the proper weight on your hook, you can swim your lure with the current and sweep it right into a sheepshead’s mouth.

Remember not to set the hook and let the fish run with it or you will lose your shrimp!

Do you have any other questions on catching sheepshead by bridges and pilings?

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1 year ago

What is the name of the knot you mentioned and showed how to tie?

Scott Rispaud
1 year ago

The “fish on” brothers doing a great video. I have used a bottom chum box offshore for mutton’s and it works incredibly well. I think I will try it this year on the inside for sheepies and mango’s. Love to eat those jail breakers!

Bob Chadwick
1 year ago

Thanks. Very informative how to do it.

Franklin Valencia
1 year ago

This is what I call the “real deal” raw footage on fishing lessons…I learn a lot more on real life scenarios. This made me a much more fisherman…I found out over the years that no matter what…it all depends on preparation and presentation. And it’s also about the weather as well.

1 year ago

Great video! We have a lot of success with this type of fishing but never tried chum or adding another bullet weight. As always, something new to learn. Love the banter between brothers.
BTW – Island Boy is so catchy because it’s a Rickroll. Take the tune and you can sing “Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down.”

James Waugh
1 year ago

What kind of chum dispenser are you using?

Dave Moore
1 year ago

“Give Kids the World Village”. It brought tears to my eyes reading about this place. Joe, thanks for sharing about that. Fishing for Sheep brings out then best in conversation! Loved the fishing tips as my February around Gasparilla docks and the trestles is in pursuit of prisoner fish. Great video and great audio conversations! Thank you.

Jeffrey Honeycutt
1 year ago

As much as I love all the fishing tips, spot dissections, etc., these are by far my favorite podcast episodes! Some of the most practical information available👍

Ron DiCostanzo
1 year ago

Do you guys ever try to put the chum on the bottom in a lead pot?

Ron DiCostanzo
1 year ago
Reply to  Joseph Simonds

Yes, they are popular for bottom fishing in the northeast for porgies, tatog, and other bottom feeding species. Just wondering how they’d work down here for sheepshead.

Lloyd Phillips
1 year ago

Thanks for the great video Guys! Spot lock or anchor? I’ve must have missed out on so may fish not knowing the squares don’t go to the bottom.


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