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sandfly

[′san‚flī]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of various small biting Diptera, especially of the genus Phlebotomus, which are vectors for phlebotomus (sandfly) fever.
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Sandfleas or small shrimp (whole or in pieces) can be cast ahead of the fish and drifted back in the current or allowed to settle to the bottom so the fish can swim up to it.
Once the lures are finished, you can use them by drifting in a boat while jigging over the flats or sandy bottom, or put them on your surf rod when you run out of sandfleas.
The cherry bomb is ideal for presenting live baits, cutba its, shrimp, sandfleas and fiddler crabs in tannic or turbid water beneath mangroves, in creeks and channels.
Like many East Coast surf zones, the ocean bottom features deeper troughs and sloughs, which hold crustaceans including crabs and sandfleas, and those spots can be identified as darker shades of water and should not be passed up.
Best baits for sheepies are live fiddler crabs, small live shrimp, sandfleas, clams, oysters and barnacles.