Definition of sheepshead
1 : a marine bony fish (Archosargus probatocephalus of the family Sparidae) of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S. that has broad front teeth and is used for food
2 : freshwater drum
3 : a largely red or rose-colored wrasse (Semicossyphus pulcher) of the California coast
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Eligible fish in the spearfishing division include barracuda, cobia, grouper, jack crevalle, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, triggerfish and miscellaneous.
Categories include red snapper, grouper, mangrove snapper, cobia, amberjack, sheepshead and miscellaneous.
Sheepshead are crustacean eaters and have no interest in a lively baitfish, a fresh piece of cut bait or chunks of frozen squid.
Our focus has been on artificial reefs in the open part of the bay, but sheepshead can be found on almost any structure from residential canals to nearshore limestone ledges.
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