AmberjackJanuary 10, 2011
Description: dark stripe (variably present) extends from nose to in front of dorsal fin and “lights up” when fish is in feeding mode; no scutes; soft dorsal base less than twice the length of the anal fin base.
Where found: OFFSHORE species associated with rocky reefs, debris, and wrecks, typically in 60 – 240 feet of water; sometimes caught NEARSHORE in south Florida; juveniles associated with floating objects and may occur in water less than 30 feet deep.
Size: common to 40 pounds.
Florida Record: 142 lbs.
Remarks: largest of the jacks; thought to spawn OFFSHORE throughout most of the year; feeds on squid, fish, and crustaceans.
How to catch: offshore, with deep sinking fly lines chummed up to the top.
Flies to Use: Deceivers clousers and poppers
This entry was posted in What's Biting Now and tagged amberjack, casting clinics, Enver Hysni, fishing excursions, florida fly fishing, fly fish tackle, fly fishing, fly shop, fly tying, fly tying materials, how to catch when fly fishing, inshore fly fishing, offshore fly fishing, salt water fishing, salt water fly anglers, salt water fly fishing, south tampa fly shop, Tampa Bay On The Fly, Tampa Fly Fishers, tampa fly fishing, what's biting now. Bookmark the permalink.
One Response to Amberjack