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amberjack:

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, common name for fishes of the genus Trachinotus, members of a large and important family (Carangidae) of mackerellike fishes, abundant in warm seas around the world.
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We combined the resequenced data of the eight Kochi amberjacks and combined the resequence data of the 12 Chinese amberjacks and analyzed separately their structure variations using BreakDancer.
"The amberjacks gathered are about one and a half to two kilograms in weight, which means that they are last year's generation," she added.
There are at least three dozen reefs and wrecks in Northwest Florida that are 60 feet or deeper that can be explored for amberjack possibilities.
I am referring to these four jack species: banded rudderfish, almaco jack, lesser amberjack, and greater amberjack.
Greater amberjack are the bullies of Florida's offshore wrecks and reefs.
Bluewater anglers working the Middle Grounds will find consistent action with big grouper, mangrove snapper and amberjacks. The 70-plus-mile run to the Grounds is worthwhile, but only in a vessel built to take any conditions that could be met during a trip of that length.
Offshore wreck and reef fishermen target amberjacks, almaco jacks, gag, black and red grouper and mangrove, mutton, yellowtail, lane and vermilion snappers.
As we made our first pass over the target wreck to do a drift before dropping anchor, we were greeted by the biggest school of amberjacks I have ever seen.
The greater depths provide a consistently warm water temperature most suitable to giant amberjacks, big grouper, and a variety of snappers, blackfin tuna and more.
Others had better luck with grouper and amberjacks in the 30-pound range.
We were targeting amberjack, which according to Heller, generally prefer the long knife jigs, and the flatside jigs when worked fast.
The legs of these towers provide a perfect location to tempt away from structure many different species with a jig including huge grouper, cobia, and amberjack. Don't be afraid to try larger or smaller profile jigs to entice reluctant fish.