The Spadefish is a marine fish found in the western Atlantic Ocean, commonly found in shallow waters off the coast. They have a very deep, compressed, disk-shaped body and a blunt snout with an angelfish-like appearance. They are usually silver with irregular black vertical bands that fade gradually with age. They commonly weigh 3 to 10 pounds and grow up to 36 inches in length. The Spadefish is a popular targeted game fish due to its abundance and its strong fight. They are commonly caught by using small pieces of clam and a small circle hook.
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