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Prime Time for Trophy Sheepshead.

Posted on June 16th, 2009

Over the last few days I have been fishing from Lake Erie, NY to the Bay of Quinte, Belleville and I have seen quite a few number of sheepshead move into areas I normally catch bass (Lake Erie, NY), and walleye (Quinte).  I have been fishing lures along shorelines and weedbeds as deep as 30′ and started to catch quite a few sheepshead, some of which have been up over 15 lb.  I know not too many people get excited over hooking sheepshead, but when you are casting and retrieving artificials with light spinning and baitcasting gear, it’s a lot of fun!  If you are fishing Lake Erie and Lake Ontario shallows over the next few weeks, don’t be surprised if you tie into one of these hard-fighting fish.

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