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Amberjack

True story; Captain Jerry helped a client set the state of Mississippi record for an amberjack; with a specimen that weighed one hundred twenty-six plus pounds!  The fight lasted an hour and forty-five minutes.  Biloxi Bluewater Charters is committed to helping you catch a monster fish, too!

Amberjack, also named “reef donkeys” or “strong fish,” tug very hard.  It is loads of fun to hook one!  Amberjack readily strikes lures and live bait at various depths, though chum can occasionally attract them to the surface. They generally remain near the bottom and/or by structures such as shipwrecks, oil rigs, and floor mounds.  While some fishermen do seek amberjack for a challenging fight; they are more often caught while pursuing other fish, like red snapper and grouper.

Amberjack thrive in warmer waters, like the Gulf of Mexico.  They are strange in appearance.   There are many types of amberjack; but, the greater amberjack and yellowtail are a couple of the more common ones, past the Mississippi Sound.  Let’s get started; call Biloxi Bluewater Charters,  and plan your adventure today!

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