What do they eat?
Sheepshead have a diet that can be varied depending on region and availability. In Texas they are known to eat mostly algae, plants, and a few crabs. In other areas their main sources of food can be diverse, including mollusks, barnacles, crustaceans, fish, and more.
Are Sheepshead targeted by anglers?
These fish are quickly earning their place as a worthy target by many anglers. In fact, sometimes they will even be referred to as “Texas Permit”, or “Convict Permit”. Usually, for fly fisherman, they are an added bonus on a day when out seeking Redfish (hyperlink to that page?) or other more common sight fishing favorites! However, they are proving to be notoriously difficult to catch. LIke many favorites of fly fishing, Sheepshead require patience, technique, proper presentation, and the perfect fly. However, the challenge makes the reward of landing one even sweeter!