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Wishing wall
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7/31/15 8:04 AM CST
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I really get a grin when this site gets on a subject it just keeps going and going and going that's why you haven't seen any of the guys that post videos like mr bluegill or musky hunter or the other great vidieos or actual reports so bread your sheepshead and choke em down

.Long Barrels
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7/31/15 6:47 AM CST
you are not setting the bar very high when you say they are better than White Bass... Puke

walleyemaster
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7/30/15 10:54 PM CST
Hey try a sheep head for all you people that don't think their good that's fine once you try it you will keep everyone they are better than white bass it's a firmer meat and when you clean them cut the mud vane out and you got a fish fry

fishunter1
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7/30/15 7:46 PM CST
My goodness....the walleye fishn must suck right now! Hehehe??

Chiro-Chris
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7/30/15 7:08 PM CST
For those of us concerned about Wisconsin Fish Advisories.

Whitebass and sheeps aren't perch.

I believe Whtiebass and sheeps, should be considered as walleyes with regards to consumption. Mix them in with walleyes, once per month, but maybe not perch, once per week.

On the other hand, they aren't bad tasting at all.

If you can't catch the ones you want, eat the ones you catch!

Chris

skunkdnomore
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7/30/15 6:25 PM CST
Question Does anybody do any night fishing on bago? Thanks.

Owtdorsmn
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7/30/15 4:54 PM CST
I have done many walleye and perch fishfrys. I have slipped in whitebass and sheeps in. No one has a clue. When you take care of them properly when caught and clean them properly .... even those with discerning tastes will have a hard time telling them apart.

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7/30/15 4:46 PM CST
@ Logger 35 We have helgrammites always in stock! and can do bulk orders as well.

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hockeyguy39
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7/30/15 3:45 PM CST
As for the why...Sure, walleye and perch taste better. But as I'm sure everyone is painfully aware, there are plenty of days when the target species aren't cooperating. If given the choice between going home with nothing or going home with a few decent tasting fish (if cared for and prepared properly), I think the choice is a no brainer. To a lot of people, a mouthful of food is a mouthful of food.

Bottom line...if you don't want to, don't. If you do, give it a try.

.Long Barrels
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7/30/15 2:54 PM CST
why would you eat sheephead or whitebass when you can eat walleye, perch, bluegill or crappie. please...let's stop fooling ourselves here. If I was dying of starvation i'd eat one.

that's like saying a 27 inch walleye is as good eating as a 15 incher, it's not, so let's not try to rationalize this anymore than it needs to be.

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7/30/15 2:41 PM CST
Fearthedeer. Go to YouTube & search "Cleaning Sheepshead". It's really no different than filleting any other fish.

If you normally scale your fish for grilling, you'll find Drum have a strong flavor, due to the dark meat that lies between the outside of the fillet & the skin. Just like white bass, salmon & cats.

Keep your knife up from the skin if you skin your fish and want a milder, more delicate flavor. Their meat structure and texture is very much like cod or haddock.

It's too bad that so many anglers have been taught that freshwater drum are nothing more than garbage fish. Don't knock them until you actually try them.

BTW, as was stated earlier, it does seem that a top end of about 18" works best for eating.

Gillripper
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7/30/15 2:15 PM CST
Hellgrammites are in any pond that has emergent grass or cattails. Some people have made a wire screen box that you bump into the grass or cattails, as you lift the box the hellgrammites fall into the box. Relatively easy to do.. Cool

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logger35
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7/30/15 1:12 PM CST
can someone tell me where I can find hellgrammites along the east shore Stockbridge area. Thanks

wannabeafisher
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7/30/15 12:44 PM CST
not sure I want to venture there but it's good to see that they have some use. I was brought up to feed the birds with sheephead, ugly looking fish to say the least.

Fearthedeer
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7/30/15 11:49 AM CST
After all of this talk I might keep some sheeps next time but is there a certain way to clean them and also I usually grill all of my fish.

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