The fishing in our area has started to change over the past few weeks. Water temperature has dropped into the low 60s and many fish have become lethargic. Meanwhile, species that prefer cooler water are becoming more active and prevalent. As the waters cool our bait schools tend to disappear and most predatory species switch to feeding primarily on shrimp. Seatrout, mangrove snapper, and sheepshead become our most common catches this time of the year. Large sheepshead are starting to appear in the grass flats, along deep mangrove edges, and around structure. When targeting sheepshead I like to use as little tackle as possible – no clip or barrel swivels, just light fluorocarbon leader tied into my main line and a size 2 circle hook. If the small circle hooks aren’t doing the trick I usually switch to a 1/4 oz jig head tipped with shrimp – this allows the angler a better chance at setting the hook.