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  • Spadefish off Myrtle Beach

    Local television show host Captain Englis Glover set up to film an episode about fishing for spadefish, and invited some special guests. Youth angler Blake Hodge of Lancaster, and part of the Team Wrecking Crew waterfowl guide service, caught his first ever spadefish while being filmed. Capt. J Baisch, of Fishful Thinking guide service in Murrells Inlet, used his Key West boat serve as the fishing platform while another boat filmed the action. Chip Wolfe was captain of the second boat and Michael Broach of Fishizzle Tackle served as the cameraman while filming this episode of Reelin' Up The Coast!

    The spadefish were being caught two at a time and lots of rod-bending footage and memories were made. The ocean conditions were bumpy on the ride out, but the water calmed as the sun climbed. Canonball jellyfish were rigged on teasers to get the spadefish to come up from the ocean floor and then strip baits cut from jellyball skirts were served up on circle hooks. Captain J talks a bit about how circle hooks work, since they are now required for species such as sheepshead and spadefish.

    To see another forum report and video from this trip click here: