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Thread: Spadefish

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    Spadefish

    These plate-sized spadefish fight like crazy, they're easy to fillet and they're delicious. Here's another picture from yesterday, June 6, 2022. I caught a few like this.


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    What did you use to catch them?

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    I donít know what Tom used but Iíve found small bits of shrimp or small squares of pink fish bites in shrimp flavor work. Spades have tiny mouths comparative to their body so small hooks are best. Most of the time I see them in schools up near the pilings so just lower down into the school and hang on.
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    Thank you. We are heading down Friday and will be staying at four seasons. Gonna try that pier , surf, and GSP. Like to hook up on some spade fish with the kiddos.

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    I use a small piece of fresh-dead shrimp on a hand-tied double drop rig with usually a 1/2 oz weight at the bottom. It's sometimes more weight, sometimes less, depending on the wind and the current. I've been using two size 2 Gamakatsu circle hooks, which have been working pretty well.
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