Why is sheepshead hard clean?
Sheepshead are a delight on the table. But all too many sportsmen throw them back, shuddering at the thought of cleaning a fish with more spines than a porcupine. Even more bothersome are its extra-heavy-duty rib bones that will quickly burn out an electric knife or defeat the sharpest conventional blade.
How do you clean and cook a sheepshead?
Is a sheepshead fish good to eat?
The short answer is that the sheepshead taste is actually sweet and delicious with a slight shellfish flavor. The varied diet for this fish makes it not just delicious but also very nutritious. The somewhat flaky and tender flesh is often considered to have a flavor that faintly resembles shellfish when cooked.