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Old 08-28-2013, 02:40 PM
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Personal best sheephead on the fly. Right around 24". What a fun fight he was. They don't really take off but they bulldog like no other.

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Great looking fish.
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Personal best sheephead on the fly. Right around 24". What a fun fight he was. They don't really take off but they bulldog like no other.

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I first learned of these fish several years ago while at Port Aransas, TX. Been my dream to land one on a fly. Very cool.
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My go-to has been a basic black bugger with uv estaz. Dumbbell eyes so it rides hook up because I'm having to drag it along the bottom with a sinking line. Lesson learned these all get the heads covered in ccg otherwise the rocks/zebra muscles make short work of the thread holding on the dumbbells. Now they are pert near bomb proof.
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Great looking fish ! I have a question is that the same fish we call in my area a freshwater Drum? When someone says Sheepshead I think of the Salt Water fish which looks similar except it has stripes . Just curious, thanks.
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Yes sir. It is a freshwater drum.
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I first learned of these fish several years ago while at Port Aransas, TX. Been my dream to land one on a fly. Very cool.
Come to Missouri, they are the highest populated fish in MO. They over take even largemouth, gar, carp and the Asian bigheads. They are super fun to catch on the fly, I know many places to get em. But you need heavy sink tips and 8wts.
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It's crazy. During spawn for freshwater drum you can actually hear a drumming sound if the population is big enough. They also have rocks in their head... Not really a rock but an oloith that helps them determine up and down in dirty water.
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Come to Missouri, they are the highest populated fish in MO. They over take even largemouth, gar, carp and the Asian bigheads. They are super fun to catch on the fly, I know many places to get em. But you need heavy sink tips and 8wts.
Haha. You must be referring to hammerhead sculpins and crayfish patterns. I still don't have them figured out in my area. You can come up and school me anytime!

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love of poppers, leads to this ) & attracts the curious alligators
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