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Steven Strauss catches his first sheepshead.

Posted on July 5th, 2015

I had the pleasure of taking our Steven Strauss and Gerald Fisher to the Niagara River and Lake Erie, NY for some fun-fishing.

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Steven had never landed a sheepshead so we decided to target them in 25-30′ of water using our Raymarine CHIRP DownVision equipped fishfinder.  In no time at all we were marking fish on the bottom and the action started quickly.

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To ensure we would get the sheepshead to hit we gently jigged 3/8 oz. jigs right on the bottom. They were hitting very lightly, but we had no problem hooking-up regularly. I must admit that using the Raymarine fishfinder and also the Sufix 832 braid on our lines really made the difference in catching fish!

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