Throughout the entire Chapter One, the identity of the creature is not revealed until the very end: "the school of spadefish
just had an encounter with a whale" (21).
We snorkeled around the offshore tower we were moored to, watching schools of spadefish
glide through the pilings.
: On Patrol with a Top-Scoring World War II Submarine, Stephen L.
Picture a saltwater bream that weighs up to 20 pounds, with the same "never quit" attitude as a jack crevalle, and you'll understand the appeal of Atlantic spadefish
These were replaced during winter by the leopard searobin (Prionotus scitulus), blackcheek tonguefish (Symphurus plagiusa), southern kingfish (Menticirrhus americanus), pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides), and spadefish
The species included sheepshead, mullet, redfish, seatrout, flounder, catfish, spadefish
, small baitfish and horseshoe crabs.
Silk snapper Lutjanus vivanus Longtail bass Hemanthias leptus Dusky shark Carcharhinus obscurus Bigeye sixgill shark Hexanchus nakamurai Atlantic croaker Micropogonias undulatus Smooth puffer Lagocephalus laevigatus Largescale lizardfish Saurida brasiliensis Atlantic spadefish
Chaetodipterus faber Hardhead catfish Arius felis Grunt (family) Haemulidae Goldface tilefish Caulolatilus chrysops Southern stingray Dasyatis americana Cusk-eel (family) Ophidiidae Barracuda (genus) Sphyraena sp.
Bay whiff (Citharichthys spilopterus), bluntnose jack (Hemicaranx amblyrhynchus), Atlantic spadefish
(Chaetodipterus faber), and inshore lizardfish (Synodus foetens) were found in significantly greater numbers in NSB samples than in SB samples, although they were rare in NSB samples.
It can be a hot spot for cobia, dolphin, kingfish, jack crevalle and Spanish mackerel during the spring and summer with red snapper, grouper, amberjack and spadefish
being there all year.
Mangrove snapper, flounder, spadefish
and black drum are inland options given suitable water clarity, especially at night.
Chesapeake Bight Reef fish include resident species (black sea bass, scup, tautog, and cunner), seasonal residents (gag, sheepshead porgy, round herring, and sardines), or transients (amberjack, spadefish
, gray triggerfish, various mackerels and small tunas, and the spot-tailed pinfish, Diplodus holbrooki) (Eklund and Targett, 1991; Adams, 1993).
Essentially emergent reef systems, rigs offer the total package of expansive habitat (shelter and ambush feeding) with a rich food web starting with clinging sea growth for the nibblers and progressing upward with lots of crabs, blue runners, juvenile bonito, spadefish
, Bermuda chub and other forage for the aforementioned gamefish.