Sheepshead fishing

The sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) is a round gray silvery fish with dark bars on the side. They are found in coastal waters along the western Atlantic, from Nova Scotia to Brazil. Southwest Florida is one of the best places to catch this species.

They feed on moluscs and crustaceans in rocky bottoms or places with obstructions, jetties, etc. The best baits to target these fish are crab, shrimp, clams and mussles.

Record sheepshead up to 30 in (76 cm) and 15lb (6.8 kg) have been caught.

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Best Sheepshead Fishing Charters


6 26,25 ft

Denia, Alicante (ES)

From $842
Deposit non-refundable

Lovit Charter

8 39,37 ft

Puerto Banus, Marbella (ES)

From $600
Deposit non-refundable


4 19,69 ft

Huelva, Spain (ES)

From $693
Deposit non-refundable

Skinny Water Charters

3 21,00 ft

Clearwater, Florida (USA)

From $460
Deposit non-refundable


6 23,00 ft

Galveston, (USA)

From $500
Deposit non-refundable


4 26,25 ft

Javea, Alicante (ES)

From $586
Deposit non-refundable

Llobarrete II

10 34,12 ft

Cambrils, Spain (ES)

From $101
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Captain Ted Nesti Fishing Charter

4 23,00 ft

Saint Petersburg, Florida (USA)

From $450
FREE Cancellation 3 days notice