How to Effectively Rig for Sheepshead

Posted on 02 November 2013

Here is a tutorial explaining how to rig for sheepshead utilizing very little hardware to prevent snagging on obstruction such as barnacles, oysters etc... The rig consist of a number 1 or 1/0 SSW Owner hook, a 20lb mono-filament leader tied directly to 10 -15lb braid via a Uni-knot and a size two or three split shot. The fixed sinker method will help prevent getting hung up. I like to use just enough lead to reach the bottom.

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  • Llama: September 23, 2015

    Can you make a video on how to not rig a shrimp but the proper weights and line while fishing with shrimp

  • fishhook: September 20, 2014

    what about fishing for sheeps head round the citrus county area?

  • Stephanie: September 20, 2014

    Thank you for the information, I now know the steps involved to making a perfect Sheepshead fishing rig.

  • Joshua: September 20, 2014

    You’re welcome! :)

  • Joshua: September 20, 2014

    This simple rig has worked for me on all quadrants of the state. 9 feet of water or less and it will work for you too.

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