i used to catch them on small (strong) hooks with small pieces of squid. hold on...they are very strong. haven't been able to catch many over the last couple of years so now i just shoot them.how do you catch those things?
don't let that info get out or before you know it they'll slap a season/size/bag limit on them!Hey spades are great to eat. The meat looks a dull grey but it's good.
also, i have found their flesh to be inconsistent from fish to fish. some of it is as you describe but some i've found almost as white as flounder. some of these big ones have larger portions of that dark red bloody flesh than others. i thought it was just the ones with more prominent stripes that had that dark stuff but i got a couple big solid gray ones that had it too.Hey spades are great to eat. The meat looks a dull grey but it's good.
Take a small very small but strong J-hook tipped with peeled shrimp and let it sink just out of sight (i usually just use a couple split shots depending on the conditions) Thats inshore though. For offshore you use a WT rig only instead of treble hooks you use small J-Hooks :thumbsup:how do you catch those things?