Goat Busters: How to Catch California Sheephead

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Homely Quarry: With a face that only a mother could love, California sheephead are a highly popular species nontheless. Photo by Jim Hendricks
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Go Stout: You need heay tackle to take on a goad; braid combined with fluorocarbon leader works best. Photo by Jim Hendricks
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Tough Enough: Sheephead run up to 30 pounds; they're no lightweights. Photo by Jim Hendricks
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Strike Hard: The sheephead's mouth has lots of teeth, so sharp hooks and strong strikes are required. Photo by Jim Hendricks