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Juvenile spades
Spade fish are hitting but I'm looking for much bigger one's.
fishing report photo of Spadefish photo taken on 6/20/2018 5:18:00 PM contributed by william

Catch Date: 06/20/2018 17:18 PM

Back on the Ranch
Nothing beats a good day of Spade fishing other than posing with some of the lucky ones to come home with me. They are excellent fighters as well as excellent tasting.
fishing report photo of Spadefish photo taken on 8/20/2017 4:48:00 PM contributed by william

Catch Date: 08/20/2017 16:48 PM

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CoachCabbWish I was there. Work holding me back but fall fishing in NC coming soon.
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Big Spades
Well if you ever want to pick a fight that you may or may not win its with the Spade Fish. Re guard less of the size this fish pack a big punch. Today the target area was the Chesapeake Tower. The Spades were every where but are very finicky about what they and how it looks. They love clam but fresh is better and stringy on the hook. Circle hooks work best. The limit I think was ten and I got 12 and gave my NC Crew partner .
fishing report photo of Spadefish photo taken on 8/20/2017 1:06:00 PM contributed by william

Catch Date: 08/20/2017 13:06 PM

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CoachCabbNice Spade.
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Finally got back on the water last weekend after over 4 weeks away working. Thankfully @william continued to hold down the NC Crew. Only hit a couple of Spade Fish but it was good to get back out.
fishing report photo of Spadefish photo taken on 6/3/2017 9:53:00 AM contributed by CoachCabb

Catch Date: 06/03/2017 9:53 AM

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Continued post from June 3rd
Caught several medium size spades on shrimp next to the pier pilones. Best part of the day was The NC Crew meeting up with fellow Stackfish family member @bryan who came to give Salt water a try. Great fishing with you and don't give up on Salt water fishing it well get better my friend.
Safe travel home my friend.
fishing report photo of Spadefish photo taken on 6/4/2017 12:00:00 AM contributed by william

Catch Date: 06/04/2017 0:00 AM

My Best Spade is a Ace
Avon pier today. Cobia and space where running and I was geared for the latter. This Spade was a nice one.caught him on shrimp on the pilones .3lbs 1oz
fishing report photo of Spadefish photo taken on 6/3/2017 12:00:00 AM contributed by william

Catch Date: 06/03/2017 0:00 AM

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BryanNice. I know that one guy at the end of the pier caught a monster of something also. I'm sorry I didn't hang for the day but I had to go back to that salt water and get it out of my system. Now I'll hit these ponds and lakes for a bit but I'll get with you later!
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JimmyNice catch, how do these guys taste?
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williamThey taste very good nice white meat fries well and excellent fighter.
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On this day 6-09-16 at the Chesapeake Light Tower, the water was calm and the spade fish were everywhere. They were swimming all around my boat, just daring me to try and catch them. I pulled out my homemade secret weapon,
that consisted of 20lb braided line tied to a large barrel swivel. I put a red bead and a green bead on it. I used a strong small hook. I did not use a sinker. I let the large barrel swivel act as my sinker, slowly lowering my deadly rig into the water.(It worked). Spade fish for dinner.
fishing report photo of Spadefish photo taken on 6/9/2016 8:34:00 AM contributed by PARATROOPER13

Catch Date: 06/09/2016 8:34 AM

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fishyrose3Nice spade fish, great tasting!!!
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This is a picture from my first time ever fishing for spadefish on buckroe beach pier in Hampton. I ended up catching the largest spade on that pier last year, but never got it weighed officially because of a shift change. Sabiki rig with clam fishbites did the trick. Also caught some blues on threadfin.
fishing report photo of Spadefish photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skeeter1919
This is Evan with his first ever spadefish from a couple seasons ago. We had been seeing them around the pilings at the CBBT and not tried for them yet. He baited up a hook with a bit of clam and floated it back while we were still working on flounder. He got the first one on the boat and had a heck of a fight. These little fish are amazing fighters and GREAT table fare!. The ATTACHED VIDEO is from this past summer when we finally went after them specifically. This will be a regular trip or two every year from now on!

Hit that "Like" Button and click on my name below to go to my page and see the other great videos and reports, Tips and tricks will be added regularly. (even some recipes!) Make sure you follow me to keep up with our adventures. (I've got some really cool stuff coming!) You can also check out my youtube channel at www.youtube/scottnra
fishing report photo of Spadefish photo taken on 7/31/2010 2:37:00 PM contributed by Scottgregg

Catch Date: 07/31/2010 14:37 PM

My son Evan and I got into spadefish this summer at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. We got our limit very quick and then remembered to turn on the go pro and caught the action to share. We probably got 30 or 40 of them total. These little 2 and 3 pounders are a GREAT fight on light tackle. We used clams and bottom rigs suspended about 10' down. The video link is below.

Make sure to hit that "Like" button and follow us to keep with up with our adventures! you can also check out my youtube channel at www.youtube/scottnra.
fishing report photo of Spadefish photo taken on 8/30/2015 10:10:00 AM contributed by Scottgregg

Catch Date: 08/30/2015 10:10 AM

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