bullcoon,Quite a few years ago,maybe back as far as 2003 or so,I was extremely fortunate enough to be able to take clients,mostly physicians,on guided trips,compliments of the Pharmaceutical Industry and we used the best guides out there and never will forget one guide in particular,down in Lafitte.They did not use live bait,not an issue with me ever,but the reds were just not either cooperating or they were just not there but instead the black drum were out in full force,perfect specimens under about 24 inches and this guide was right on track with his assessment that puppy drum were every bit as good,if not a tad sweeter than reds and that was exactly my experience.Guess fast-forward to now and with the speck population not being what it needs to be for sustained fishing at current levels,guess what-other species getting caught and yep sheepshead may not be a glamorous fish but excellent table fare kinda like the black drum vs red drum.Supposedly they are incredibly prolific spawners so over-fishing should not be an issue but time will tell.Supposedly flounders are in somewhat short supply---hmmmm wonder if dem menhaden boats destroying plenty of specks,reds,FLOUNDERS,black drum,etc got ANY thing to do with it-bet ya bottom dollar menhaden fisheries destroying way more than what we have even a remote chance of catching and I have YET to receive reply from LAWLF regarding not only my e-mail but that of CCAguns'!!!Chew on dat for a while and guess what-think we found the culprit but deep pockets lobbyist efforts protecting dat destructive industry!!!
Mandevillian,might have to change my nickname to Madvillian!!!