Sheepshead, it’s whats for dinner 🥘
Sept 23, 2018 I absolutely love when things come together. Friday September 21st Kevin and I went out on a very short bay trip . Our goal was to just grab some fresh sheepshead and come back . We did grab a few eels as a just in case but never used them because the wind ended up kicking in much sooner then anticipated, but no worries it was still a great trip.
We drove to a location anchored and managed 6 sheepshead in just about under an hour. The hot bait of the day was fiddlers on a 3/0 owner hook and carolina rig with 40 lb fluorocarbon leader and 4oz egg sinker. Then it happened! I lost a huge one at the boat side. Kevin is standing there with the net in his hand, and we saw this enormous pig of a fish come to the top. The sheepshead yanks & twists it’s body in ways we don’t care to discuss ( ha ha) and then suddenly, all that was left was a bent hook and a tooth!
I’m not a bling girl but , the fish leaving just a tooth is a first for me so I plan on making a necklace with that sheep tooth, and if folks ask when they see it , I will call it “ the one that got away! “ Ha! This fish was easily 12 plus pounds and although it was disheartening that he got away, but it was amazing at the same time.
There’s more , this fishing report does not stop here because the reason why we went fishing was to get fresh fish and leave early Saturday morning to drive to West Virginia to visit my father spontaneously . 💕.
The morning after I arrived to my dad’s house , I went to church and ran into a friend of mine Erin and her father. I have known Erin since first grade so I really enjoyed seeing them and briefly catching up. Then during the rest of the day my dad and I spent some quality time together , just being together. Oh and “ Lou “ my dads very amazing cat wanted to ensure he was a part of that , ha ha as he followed me and didn’t want to miss a thing .Then tonight’s dinner was , you guessed it , the fresh sheepshead Kevin & I caught Friday. I served it with some yummy German Gewurtztraminer wine . Simple is best sometimes and I’m so glad I did this. I want to take a moment to encourage everyone out there to do something spontaneous for those you love , even if for a single day or just a few hours. I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend , Tight Lines Everyone!