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Fishing for Amberjack

Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Amberjack get big, very big.

Sometimes so big that when caught, lines and rods have been destroyed in frugal attempts to reign in the salt water Amberjacks.

Record greater amberjacks, caught throughout the Atlantic and Pacific fisheries weigh in over 55 kilograms. Typically people catch amberjack at a fraction of such weight, using light tackle to make it a challenge from a pier or small boat, or throwing down baited rigs and heavier line further out to sea.

Be careful not to get cut off as soon as you got one hooked, they feed near structures such as old wrecks, a perfect spot to look for Amberjacks but also the perfect place for them to cut the line that's stopping them from their aquatic home.

Amberjacks on the hook up are nothing but piss-and-vinegar too. It's no wonder the mention of 'jack' is in its name- it is going to buck, sea-saw and jerk when caught; be ready for the mule to kick!

They will smash a jig or a big saltwater streamer just as well as with live bait, the possibilities are endless when going for schools of amberjack.

It is a serious game fish that make good fishing trips, great.

Basic Info

Great Amberjack, Greater Amberjack, Pacific Amberjack

Scientific name: Seriola lalandi

Size: length up to 2.5 m

Weight: up to 96 kg

Lifespan: 18 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): Atlantic, Pacific