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I am often asked if Spadefish are good to eat. Yes they are. Tonight I had some company over so I cooked some up. I marinated one batch in a herb / garlic mix and grilled it. Then I batterd some in House Autry breading and deep fried it. I also cut up and grilled a bunch of fresh veggies. It was all delicious! My guest also brought some home made cookies and a cake so we covered all of the food groups, Dinner and Desert. Ha! I caught it, cleaned it and cooked it.

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Thanks to your advice last year I'm still catching the spades. We had some of ours tonight as well. I baked mine. First i put a thin film of olive oil in the bottom of the baking pan and dusted it with old bay. Then i added the fillets and placed a spoonful of butter, a little old bay, and lemon juice on each fillet. We cooked the fillets at 350 for 18 minutes. I do the same on the grill and its even better by making a "boat" out of foil. Its simple but they turn out very good.

Saturday i saw a young man spear fish a spade form the high rise. Have you tried there before? How far down does the concrete slab that surrounds the piles go underwater? I tried several different depths and around 10 ft seemed to be the spot. I was wondering if this was close to the bottom of the concrete and if that's why they were holding there.

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I was in MI from 90-2000 trying to deal with Winter and fishing through a hole in the water. I came home and one of the first things I caught was a spade(13-14") and I didn't even know what it was,LOL, so back it went. Looks like you had a good time. I'm gonna keep the next one .

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Thanks, I have seen spades on many piles and around the islands. I have caught and speared them both. I still like the CLT because youcan see them much better and there of tons of them in one spot.

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Man,your making me hungry.those spades look pretty big.world record was set in your area in 09 at 14lb.14oz. R.e. Murphy

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Wow, that looks sooo good.

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