I like to use a 15 - 20 lb Ohero braided line in a Hi-Vis. There is no stretch in the braid which helps the hook penetrate the tough mouth of the sheepshead. Using the Hi-Vis, I can detect when the line moves in the slightest from a fish picking it up. The darker color braid makes this much harder to do. You should use a 20 - 25 lb Fluorocarbon leader because it is invisible. Make it about 30 inches long.
I like to use a cutting edge hook by Owner. Size #2 through 1/0. The bait and the size of the sheepshead helps me determine my hook size. The cutting edge is like a razor blade and seems to penetrate better into and through a sheepsheads hard toothed mouth. The needle point does not work as well. Just my opinion.
I use jigheads tipped with shrimp or crab or a circle hook and split shot with shrimp or crab. Lastly, I use a dropper rig which lets me keep a bait suspended along pilings or markers. It is a great way to catch sheepshead.
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