Photos: Wolves in Sheepshead’s Clothing

Written by: Capt. Lucas Bissett


Mikey’s big fish is the new Louisiana record for a fly-caught sheepshead–9.66 pounds!
Photos courtesy Capt. Lucas Bissett

I’ve always thought that sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) were some of the most challenging and exciting targets we have here in Louisiana, so I wanted to share some photos of some recent sheepy catches. When we’re chasing convicts, my favorite pattern is Bissett’s Mud Bug, which also works great for redfish.

Capt. Lucas Bissett guides on the Louisiana Marsh. He’s based in Slidell.


You can see why some anglers refer to these as “convicts.”

John shows off one of five sheepies he landed in a single day.

Even Captain Lucas got in on the action.

3 thoughts on “Photos: Wolves in Sheepshead’s Clothing”

  1. Second that. Despite tough wind conditions, low water visibility and a first-timer on the bow, Lucas put me on fish and I boated 4 nice bulls. Great time. Going back.

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