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Amberjack Fishing Holidays

Amberjack are found in both – the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. A true game fish that is often found around reefs, wrecks and any underwater structure. Amberjack swim in schools feeding on small baitfish, squid and crabs. Amberjack are very strong fighters with great endurance, so long powerful fights are the norm. Anglers mainly fish for these species with speed jigs, lures or bait. Fished down close to the underwater structure, takes are not shy and can catch you totally unaware, so do not get caught sleeping.

Panama Sport Fishing Lodge | Panama

Every sport fisherman has heard of stories of how world-class the fishery is in Panama and it's no wondering when Panama is the home to so many IGFA records of all manner of species and our lodge is right in the thick of it. The Gulf of Chiriquí is a real treasure of Panama and with the likes of world-renowned areas such as Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa being the fishing grounds.. Read more

  Category: Big Game Fishing, Fishing Holidays, Popper & Jig Fishing
   Season: All Year

Crocodile Bay Resort | Hosted Big Game Fishing | Costa Rica

This is a very exclusive trip based on only a few anglers plus our very own host, Paul Stevens. Paul has been big game fishing all over the world from Africa to Mauritius and has a few billfish under his belt. If you have wanted to go big game fishing but struggled to find other friends to travel with then now is the perfect time to join us... Read more

  Category: Big Game Fishing, Family Fishing, Hosted Fishing, Hosted Hosted Popper, Jig & Big Game Fishing Holidays
   Season: November to April
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Additional Information

Name: Amberjack

Also known as: N/A

Scientific name: Seriola dumerili

Description: Amberjacks are a tough, fast game fish that are found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.  Amberjacks are normally an olive-green colour or brownish-black in colour. Amberjacks are the largest of the jacks and these fish usually have dark stripes extending from nose to in front of their dorsal fins. They are usually found in rocky reefs, debris, and wrecks.

Average size: These fish reach sizes of over 40lb but the average size you will catch is around 10lb.

Where to catch: Amberjacks live in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The best destinations we would recommend to catch these superb fish are Mexico (Palmas de Cortez), Costa Rica (Crocodile Bay) and Florida.

Fishing methods: With the Amberjack being such a top predator the best ways to fish for this species are by either ledgering a bait on the bottom or by chucking lures around\trolling. Ledgering a nice juicy fish bait will tempt the local Amberjack population into the area and will result in your rod doubling over as one of these brutes takes the bait and runs. Lure fishing for these fish is a more fast-paced and fun method with metal jigs worked from the bottom up through the layers accounting for many fish.


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