Place: Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tampa Bay Fish: Sheepshead Weight: 2.8 pounds Length: 18 inches Caught By: Capt. Rick Frazier Sheepshead are notorious light bighters. The joke is that you have to set the hook before the fish takes the bait. But to hook this trophy fish, I went to a smaller sized hook. The smaller the hook, the longer the fish keeps the bait in its mouth.