Recently, anglers on our charters have caught spadefish. These fish have become a popular game fish due to their reputation as strong fighters, especially in the spring and summer months when they are the most active. They are also popular due to their abundance. They are commonly found in the shallow waters off the coast of the southeastern United States and in the Caribbean. Spadefish have a deep, compressed, disk-shaped body with a blunt snout. The fins of adult spadefish have long, trailing anterior lobes, giving them an “angelfish-like” appearance. Their body is silver in color with irregular black vertical bands that fade gradually with age. They weight between 3 and 10 pounds and have a maximum length of 36 inches.