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SHEEPSHEAD

Archosargus probatocephalus

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  • SHEEPSHEAD

    Use live shrimp, sand fleas or fiddler crabs on a small hook fished on the bottom. When cleaning, beware of the sharp gill covers.
  • Appearance:
    The body has a lightly colored background with vertical black bars on sides | Prominent teeth, including incisors, molars, and rounded grinders | Dorsal and anal fins with strong, sharp spines

    Size:
    Up to 36 inches
  • Habitat:
    Coastal waters near structures such as oyster bars, seawalls and tidal creeks. They move nearshore during late winter and early spring for spawning.

    Fun Fish Facts:
    State Record: 15lb 2 oz, caught near Homosassa