Goat Busters: How to Catch California Sheephead

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