Old 08-27-2020, 08:02 AM
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Default why are amberjack known as being such a strong fish when the fights are so short?

I've seen a ton of fishing videos where people catch these things fishing wrecks and they show the full fight and the aj's are usually caught in about a minute and a half or so and hardly ever fight for more than 5 actual minutes, but people compare them pound per pound to super strong fish like like tuna and gt's and they even have the nickname reef donkey. Don't get me wrong I understand that they need to be fought hard so that they can't reach the wreck, but imo a penn senator with only 20 something pounds of max drag would not haul up a 40 pound tuna up for instance from a wreck in a couple minutes like you can an aj, Maybe it's a fight you gotta experience for yourself but based on what I've seen I don't get the big deal.