Common on the gulf coast. I was about seven when I caught my first sheepshead and it never occured to me that fish couldn't have the same type of
teeth as people so it's fun to watch the reactions some people give.
That picture is not very good. They are actually nice looking fish with wide black and white stripes. They eat crustatians but mostly nibble at
barnacles. They are easy to catch with sand fleas.
good old sheephead. I catch them fromtime to time off los angeles. decent eating. good weight. if you catch one on a fishing charter and nobody
has gotten some 4 foot baracuda you've pretty much one the pot contest for the trip. Sheephead are weird too in the fact that they can change their
sex to fit the local population during mating time better.
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