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Updated: 03/14/2014 08:06:19AM

So you want to be a sheep herder?

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A cooler full of sheepshead is a sign of a true sheep herder.

Matt Stevens

By MATT STEVENS

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There are flocks of sheepshead that need tending around area piers, but you’ve got to have what it takes to shepherd them in.

The return of the prison-striped fish from the porgy family with the funky teeth and tendency to thieve bait has hit its stride: Sheepshead season is now in full swing. To fill your cooler and taste the sweet meat that sheepies have to offer you’ll need know-how, patience and a little bit of lady luck.

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