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Everything to Know About Booking an amberjack fishing charter

What are the best amberjack fishing charters?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 310 amberjack trips, and the most popular trips are Giant Amberjack Trip (Sat-Sun) guided by Cody, 6-Hour Bottom/Trolling - 55' Gillman guided by Chris, and Summer Destin Gulf Trip - 36' Tiarra guided by Jason.

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What types of amberjack fishing charters are common?

Offshore fishing is the most popular for amberjack as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most common fishing techniques are bottom fishing, heavy tackle fishing, and trolling but light tackle fishing and jigging are popular as well.

How much do amberjack fishing charters cost?

for amberjack prices can range anywhere from $175 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day for amberjack is $1,012. The average price for a full day for amberjack is $2,095.

When is the best time to go amberjack fishing?

The most popular season for amberjack fishing is summer, and most anglers book their trips 69 days in advance.

Where can I get a fishing license for amberjack and what are the bag limits for amberjack?

See here for more information on amberjack fishing licenses, amberjack bag limits, and fishing season regulations for amberjack. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right amberjack rules and regulations.



What is an Amberjack?

While there are a number of variations and subspecies of amberjack, what remains true across them is their warm weather affinity and absolute pleasure to fight on the line. The most common types of amberjack you will hear about are the greater and lesser amberjacks of the Atlantic, and the yellowtail of the Pacific. They are all part of the greater jack / trevally family (Carrangidae) and are the biggest members of the family.

How big do Amberjack get?

The size you can expect depends of course on what type of AJ you are targeting. The greater amberjack is the largest of the jacks and are typically 20-40 pounds, although they can grow to fairly large sizes, being as long as 5 ft and up to 150 pounds. Greater amberjacks mature at around 4 years old and can live up 17 years, and females are known to live longer than males. Lesser amberjacks are usually under 10 pounds and yellowtails can be somewhere in the middle.

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