Photo courtesy of

This is the California Sheephead.  The one pictured above is a bull, characterized by the darker, deeper color and the shape of that head.  Being Winter, we’ve been talking soup a little on here lately.  Supposedly, that head makes the best fish stock around!  I’ve yet to add one of these to my species count, but I’ll have a chance to get some today in San Diego.

I’ll post more later, but in the meantime, you can read how to catch the Atlantic version of the Sheepshead today on EarthSports.


Tags: , , , , ,