I'm not an experienced offshore man so i'm wondering about eating spadefish. I went a couple of weeks ago and the guy i went with was gaffing spadefish off the side of the boat and throwing them in the icechest. He says they are excellent eating. Other people that i have talked to say that they are not good to eat. Are they the offshore hardhead or what?
REALLY big ribcage, so you really need a good size one to make it worth while.....but EXCELLENT fish on the table!!! My wife gets kinda upset with me if I don't bring in at least a couple whenever I go offshore . Excellent fried, but also do well on the halfshell on the grill.
We freedive and spear em......they will swim away from you when you first tip over and start chasin em, but then they gotta turn sideways to check you out and thats when you popem in the gill plate! They can get pretty big....we've shot bulls that were HUGE!