Amberjack Fishing


amberjackThe Amberjack consists of 3 different types of fish from the Carangidae family (genus Seriola), which includes the jacks and the pompanos.  The 3 species are known as the greater amberjack, lesser amberjack and the banded rudderfish.

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Amberjack Habitat

Amberjack are found mostly offshore and nearshore around reefs, wrecks and debris.

How to Catch Amberjack

The most consistent way to catch them is by using live bait or dead bait rigs fished near the offshore reefs and wrecks.  Heavy tackle is recommended.  Soft plastics, jigs and jigging spoons will also catch some aggressive fish.

Amberjack Fishing Basics


Fishing Lures for Amberjack

  • Soft Plastics
  • Spoons
  • Jigs


Fishing Rigs for Amberjack


Live Baits for Amberjack