Amberjacks Fishing Charters in Bonita Springs
The greater amberjack is the largest of the jacks and the most sought after by sport fishermen because of its qualities as a game fish. It strikes fast, fights hard and often dives for the bottom. There is also the Lesser Amberjack, that have proportionately larger eyes and deeper bodies than greater amberjacks. They each have different size limits and misidentification can lead to fisheries violations and hefty fines. Thatís why itís nice to fish with a guide like me. I can tell you that fighting a Greater can be a fun fight!
|What do Amberjacks look like?|
A colorful fish with lavender and golden tints and an amber band from the eye to the tail. The back is blue or olive green and the side and belly are silvery-white. Occasionally amberjacks have an amber, even pinkish, cast to the body.
|What other fish are related to Amberjackss?|
They are in the jack family
|How big do Amberjacks get?|
We will find them 5-20 lbs.
|What is the world record for Amberjacks?|
World record is 155 lbs. and Florida record is 142 lbs.
|What are the best times to catch Amberjackss?|
Throughout the winter and early spring when spawning
|Where are the best places to catch Amberjacks?|
Structures, reefs and ledges.
|What are the best ways to catch Amberjackss?|
The hard part is getting them to the boat without them pulling you under the structure. We have to be ready to pull hard with the drag set tight as soon as that fish hits the bait
|What are the best baits for Amberjackss|
Live shrimp or pinfish.
|What other types of fish am I likely to catch?|
If you are fishing for amberjacks, then you are also likely to catch snapper.
|Are Amberjackss good to eat?|
Yes, good firm, lean, white meat with a mild flavor
|What is the best way to cook a Amberjacks?|
Since itís firm itís great smoked or grilled.