Amberjack Fishing: Seasonal. (January 1st-May 31st) & (August 1st-December 31st) They are subject to early closure if the quota is caught before the end of the year.
Amberjack fishing offers one of the hardest fighting fish in the Gulf for its size. They are built for power and most people are brought to their knees while trying to get one in. Although the fight doesn’t last a very long time, the first five minutes are a test of physical strength for most anglers. They are excellent table fare and are highly sought after in this area.
The techniques we use are dropping weighted lines to depths of about 150ft. With live bait. Live bait is usually the key to catching the bigger ones. Although we do catch them on lures such as Butter fly jigs and Anteater jigs. They range in size from the smaller 31″ fish which are about 15lbs. All the way up to 90+lbs. Amberjack have been caught over 100lbs. But they are a rare catch that size.
Fish we catch while fishing for Amberjack are Red Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Sharks, King Mackeral, and the occasional Wahoo and Tuna.