NorCal Underwater Hunters

NorCal Underwater Hunters Discussion => Hunting Techniques => Topic started by: apeaenlightened on March 12, 2018, 08:27:50 AM

Title: Sheephead
Post by: apeaenlightened on March 12, 2018, 08:27:50 AM
Supp guys been after this fish as I have not yet shot one. I have seen three in the past 3 dives, one each dive looks like I only get one shot lol and I end up messing up. any advice on how to draw the fish in? I have a couple things I’m doin already. But would love some advice and different thoughts. also a red which I’ve only seen one and it was at the end of my breath hold. Not sure if these are sign I should ease off the deeper part of the water n continue to hunt 30-40 instead of 40-50.
Thanks in advance guys


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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: apeaenlightened on March 12, 2018, 09:16:35 AM
Also guys keep in mind I’m aware sheeps head eat sea urchin and there fore we shouldn’t be killing them off. I just want one so I can feel satisfied and taste what people say is the best tasting fish we have in our waters.


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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: the_derek on March 12, 2018, 09:20:53 AM
Also guys keep in mind I’m aware sheeps head eat sea urchin and there fore we shouldn’t be killing them off. I just want one so I can feel satisfied and taste what people say is the best tasting fish we have in our waters.


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best tasting fish... 

Have you had perch yet?
Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: apeaenlightened on March 12, 2018, 09:21:40 AM
Yessir when I go surf fishing


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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: ryang85 on March 12, 2018, 05:23:28 PM
Also guys keep in mind I’m aware sheeps head eat sea urchin and there fore we shouldn’t be killing them off. I just want one so I can feel satisfied and taste what people say is the best tasting fish we have in our waters.


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best tasting fish... 

Have you had perch yet?
I thought the same thing until i shot a sheep. Perch are a luxury to eat compared to any wrasse.  But that's only my opinion and some people love them raw.
I havnt shot many sheep, but my advise is with any fish that does come close is to get a bigger gun if possible. I use my pathos 115 sniper( basicaly a 120 pipe gun.) when i go south and have no problem moving it around the kelp,  it was usefull for a few other fish down there as well. But i did pass on 2 smaller verms because i didnt want to trash the shaft in a hole so that is the biggest downside.

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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: apeaenlightened on March 12, 2018, 06:02:58 PM
I was in central cal ryang but my gun was hella too small. I think I was using my gf 65 sniper I normally use a 75 sniper, I feel it does well in NorCal. For so Cali I completely see your point on using a bigger gun.


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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: ryang85 on March 12, 2018, 07:41:56 PM
I was in central cal ryang but my gun was hella too small. I think I was using my gf 65 sniper I normally use a 75 sniper, I feel it does well in NorCal. For so Cali I completely see your point on using a bigger gun.


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When i mean south i mean cencal.  My 115 is way overkill but It gets job done.

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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: apeaenlightened on March 12, 2018, 07:54:22 PM
Ah i see, well yeah thanks man I’ll def use my 75 next time and I guess I’ll find out if surf perch is the way to go soon


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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: DG on March 13, 2018, 06:12:17 AM
Perch suck.  More for you guys I guess. 

Only advice is get out more and chill.  You don’t have to dive deep for sheep.  But slow your movements and they may just come and check you out. 

I have not made a lot of CenCal trips but definitely would have had more longer shots with my longer gun but think my 75 was the longest I tried.  And I have missed plenty that were just out of range. 


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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: apeaenlightened on March 13, 2018, 07:59:29 AM
Thanks DG I have to practice some callings and technics that’s I’ve been studying and learning and I was definitely calm I made the mistake of getting off a shot due to shortness of oxygen. I’ll definitely practice my free fall a bit better and to remain calm.


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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: the_derek on March 13, 2018, 09:15:19 AM
Perch suck.  More for you guys I guess. 

Perch.... what.... SO yummy... pretty sure it tastes just like lobster... and with the amount of meat on them, you only really need one.
Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: DG on March 13, 2018, 09:56:01 AM
I will make sure I shoot a bunch and save them for you.  You could probably get a meal out of ten of them. 


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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: the_derek on March 13, 2018, 10:41:03 AM
I will make sure I shoot a bunch and save them for you.  You could probably get a meal out of ten of them. 


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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: DG on March 13, 2018, 11:02:30 AM
You guys are weird. Greenling meat is far better
I forgot I have some greenling I have been saving for you.  It’s great to have a network of fish eaters who like the shit I don’t. 
Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: the_derek on March 13, 2018, 11:09:33 AM
You guys are weird. Greenling meat is far better

dude... now that you mention it... I think you might be correct.

I love how firm the meat is, and how clean the fillets come out, almost no bones at all...
Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: ryang85 on March 13, 2018, 02:17:38 PM
Perch suck.  More for you guys I guess. 

Perch.... what.... SO yummy... pretty sure it tastes just like lobster... and with the amount of meat on them, you only really need one.
mola mola is the only fish superior than lobster,(  so ive been told). 

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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: DG on March 13, 2018, 02:49:58 PM
mola mola is the only fish superior than lobster,(  so ive been told). 
I like the so I have been told addition.  Just own it.  You kill all mola molas you see. 
Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: Sir Rob IV on March 13, 2018, 04:27:57 PM
I'm going to start calling you guys somali pirates, your the best at hijacking a thread lol
Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: the_derek on March 13, 2018, 04:40:11 PM
I'm going to start calling you guys somali pirates, your the best at hijacking a thread lol

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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: Tez on March 13, 2018, 04:48:40 PM
I 100% agree that perch suck... mooshy and metallic tasting.  I stopped shooting them as soon as I started seeing other fish.  Not sure why greenling get the same level of hate.  Sure, they are usually small, but if you cut out the lateral line with all the pin bones, don't they seem pretty similar to other rockfish fillets?  I guess I have only eaten a few, but didn't notice as much of a difference as with perch.
Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: Sir Rob IV on March 13, 2018, 04:54:01 PM
I'm going to start calling you guys somali pirates, your the best at hijacking a thread lol

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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: DG on March 13, 2018, 07:23:53 PM
I'm going to start calling you guys somali pirates, your the best at hijacking a thread lol
We learned from you. 
Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: Abalonejoe on March 13, 2018, 09:06:31 PM
Perch suck.  More for you guys I guess. 

Perch.... what.... SO yummy... pretty sure it tastes just like lobster... and with the amount of meat on them, you only really need one.
mola mola is the only fish superior than lobster,(  so ive been told). 

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalkryan..... you kill a mola mola..... and we will have to cook it up for fish tacos over the burn pit in front of my casita..... next to you..... but its ok.... we will burn the evidence..... haha
Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: Tez on March 13, 2018, 09:44:05 PM

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Title: Re: Sheephead
Post by: dogpaddle on March 14, 2018, 01:25:49 AM

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I think the seals really like the cheek meat too.