More Icing on the Cake
Today we stopped to fish at the rocks. We got to fish all day. We started off making some nice bigger bait to fish Yellowtail and grouper. We scored ten quality Yellowtail and several nice grouper. There were also plenty of other great bottom fish to harvest such as White Fish, Threadfin Sculpin, and even Sheepshead! All in all, today was a beautiful day with some very fun fishing before tomorrow’s full day of travel. Until then, good luck and safe travels to the Royal Polaris!
Dharyl, You guys caught Sheephead, not Sheepshead.
No Steve Marshall. The species is commonly known as the California Sheepshead. Technically though that is even a misnomer. Marine Biologists have given the common name Sheepshead to a rather round fish with sheep like teeth that is common in the warm shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. They like to use these teeth to feed on barnacles that they scrape off of pier and bridge pilings and legs.
Sorry, Ted, but you are wrong. The species is commonly called California Sheephead. The Sheepshead is a different fish , all together. They are found in the Atlantic and in the Gulf of Mexico. Read up on it and check out the pictures.
Actually, Steve and Ted, you are both correct! Depending on if you are fishing in the Atlantic or Pacific. On the west coast, the name is similar to the east coast name, but we are talking about two different fishies!
The Atlantic version is known as Atlantic “Sheepshead” while the Pacific version is called the “Sheephead”. They don’t look anything like each other but they both share some commonalities in their naming.
Now the question is…..Which one tastes better?
Nice grouper Bobby!! I’ll come over for taco!!!
I hope you saved some fish for Lloyd and me!
And who won all the money on the card games???
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