Dockside Baked Sheepshead

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Appears in
Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way

By Sallie Ann Robinson

Published 2003

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Sheepshead are fairly large, flat, crafty fish with vertical stripes and tough mouths filled with sharp teeth. They live near dock pilings or submerged debris, where they find their food—barnacles and small shellfish, including fiddler crabs. We caught sheepshead in cool weather, when the water was clear, by dangling fiddler crabs on sharp hooks beside the dock pilings.

Pop and Momma knew just the right time and tide for sheepshead fishing. And when that time was near, they would se